The central government has ordered authorities in southern China’s Guangdong province to stop publishing economic data for its manufacturing sector. Photo: Reuters

China tightens control of local economic data ahead of expected weak growth next year

  • Authorities in Guangdong, nation’s manufacturing powerhouse, told all future purchasing managers’ indexes will be produced by National Bureau of Statistics
  • Ruling comes ahead of what is likely to be tough start to 2019 for China’s economy as trade war bites
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The central government has ordered authorities in southern China’s Guangdong province to stop publishing economic data for its manufacturing sector. Photo: Reuters
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