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China's economy losing some steam as investment growth hits 18-year low

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By Kevin Yao and Lusha ZhangBEIJING (Reuters) - China posted a rare flurry of disappointing data on Thursday -- including its slowest growth in investment in nearly 18 years -- suggesting the world's second-largest economy is finally starting to lose some momentum as borrowing costs rise.Factory output and retail sales also grew less than anticipated, though a rebound in property sales and construction starts is likely to keep China's overall growth relatively robust and comfortably on target ahead of a key leadership reshuffle next month."I think the risk (for China) isn't in the next couple ...

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First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 12:57 IST