People buy their breakfast at a roadside snack booth in Beijing:  China’s consumer inflation slowed more than expected in September to a near five-year low, adding to concerns that global growth is cooling fast unless governments take bolder measures to shore up their economies. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Just as people in an earthquake zone wonder if every tremor is “the big one”, each time China’s economy wobbles, analysts debate whether it is the st(...)

A customer selects fruits at a supermarket in Huaibei, Anhui province. China’s inflation rate slowed more than expected in September to a near five-year low

China’s consumer inflation slowed more than expected in September to a near five-year low, adding to concerns that global growth is cooling fast unle(...)

On a quarterly basis, the National Bureau of Statistics said growth picked up to 2 per cent from a revised 1.5 per cent in the first quarter

China’s economy grew slightly faster than expected in the second quarter as a burst of government stimulus paid dividends, but analysts said further s(...)

Workers assemble pens at the A.W. Faber-Castell (Guangzhou) Stationery Co. factory in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Annual growth in China’s industrial profits slowed to 8.9 per cent in May, the weakest pace this year, signalling challenges facing Chinese firms desp(...)

Workers assemble and package mechanical pencils at the AW Faber-Castell  Stationery factory in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

China’s economy slowed markedly in the first two months of the year, with growth in investment, retail sales and factory output all falling to (...)

The  L’Oreal building in Paris. A spokeswoman said: “We have decided to discontinue the sales of Garnier products in China and focus our efforts on our two leading brands – L’Oreal Paris, the number one beauty brand, and Maybelline New York, the number one make-up brand in China.”  Photograph: Reuters

French cosmetics giant L’Oreal has halted sales of Garnier beauty products in China to focus on other brands, a week after US rival Revlon pulled out (...)

A Pakistani trader monitors shares prices at the Karachi Stock Exchange . Photograph: Shahzaib Akber/EPA

European stocks were little changed as investors weighed prospects for further gains after the biggest annual rally since 2009 and as data revealed a (...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping (right) and Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien Loong (second left) attend a trade meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, yesterday. Photograph: How Hwee Young/Reuters

China will meet its 7.5 per cent growth target for this year, despite fears it would fall short. The world’s second largest economy is showing clear s(...)

China’s industrial output rose more than estimated in July, adding to signs the economy is stabilising following on from yesterday’s unexpectedly stro(...)

China’s new tough-love approach to overhauling its giant economy showed through in weak economic data released today. Photo: Bloomberg
China’s GDP growth slows
  • World
  • July 15, 2013, 08:14

China’s new tough-love approach to overhauling its giant economy showed through in weak economic data released today, underlining just how rapidly gro(...)

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