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China March industrial output up 6.0 pct, misses expectations, Jan-March investment growth slows

Reuters  |  BEIJING 

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's industrial output grew 6.0 percent in March from a year earlier, missing expectations, while fixed-asset investment growth slowed to 7.5 percent in the first quarter, also below forecasts, data showed on Tuesday.Analysts polled by Reuters had predicted industrial output growth would cool to 6.2 percent from 7.2 percent in the first two months of the year. Investment growth had also been expected to ease, to 7.6 percent in the first three months of the year, from 7.9 percent in January-February.Private-sector fixed-asset investment rose 8.9 percent in ...

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 08:15 IST