China industrial output growth at six-month low, adding to woes

China's economy expanded by 7.3 percent last year, , the slowest pace since 1990Industrial production growth in China fell to a six-month low in October, official data showed Wednesday, the latest figures to suggest entrenched weakness in the world’s second-largest economy. Output at factories, workshops and mines rose 5.6 percent last month from a year ago, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said, the smallest increase since March’s identical figure and edging down from a 5.7 percent rise in September. It was also below the median forecast of a 5.8 percent increase in a survey of economists by Bloomberg News.

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