Published On: Fri, Sep 14th, 2018

China August activity data – retail sales, industrial production, investment

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The data is at these posts, just collating and summarising here via Reuters  commentary  

China’s fixed-asset investment growth slowed to 5.3%, 

  • below forecasts
  • hitting a new record low
  • Private sector fixed-asset investment rose 8.7 percent in January-August, compared with an increase of 8.8 percent in the first seven months (Private investment accounts for about 60 percent of overall investment in China)

Industrial output grew 6.1%

Retail sales +9.0%

Adds Reuters :

  • With U.S. trade duties threatening to ratchet up pressure on China’s already slowing economy, its policymakers have shifted focus in recent months to growth-boosting measures, from ramping up infrastructure spending to cutting taxes and fees. But analysts say such measures will take time to kick in, and will likely only cushion the blow on businesses if Washington continues to pile on more tariffs.

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