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SINGAPORE | World markets fall on Chinese growth concerns

SINGAPORE— World stock markets slipped Friday after China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world’s second largest economy. European indexes were also weighed down by British Prime Minister Theresa May‘s failure to get assurances for a Brexit divorce deal at an EU summit in Brussels. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World markets fall on Chinese growth concerns

SINGAPORE | Asian shares fall on poor Chinese economic data

SINGAPORE — Asian markets tumbled on Friday after China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world’s second largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index slid 1.7 percent to 21,439.16 and the Kospi in South Korea lost 1.2 percent to 2,070.70. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down 1.4 percent … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares fall on poor Chinese economic data

BEIJING | China’s economic growth slows amid trade battle with US

BEIJING — China’s economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter, adding to challenges for Communist leaders as they fight a tariff battle with Washington. The world’s second-largest economy expanded by 6.5 percent over a year earlier in the three months ending in September, government data showed Friday. That was down from 6.7 percent for … Continue reading BEIJING | China’s economic growth slows amid trade battle with US

BEIJING  | China’s economic growth cools amid trade tensions

BEIJING  — China’s economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing amid a mounting tariff battle with Washington. The world’s second-largest economy expanded by 6.7 percent, down from the previous quarter’s 6.8 percent, the government reported Monday. A spokesman for the National Bureau of Statistics struck a positive note … Continue reading BEIJING  | China’s economic growth cools amid trade tensions