Signs with the US flag and Chinese flag are seen outside a store selling foreign goods in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on September 19, 2018. – China on September 18 announced tariffs on US goods worth $60 billion in retaliation for President Donald Trump's decision to slap duties on $200 billion in Chinese products next week. Photo: Agence France-Presse

US investment in China in sharp decline, as trade war continues to hamper business

  • American investment into China grew by 24.3 per cent in the January to April period versus a year ago, down from 71.3 per cent in the first quarter
  • In the month of April, total foreign investment into China rose 6.3 per cent in yuan terms and 2.8 per cent in dollar terms down from 8 per cent and 4.9 per cent in March
Topic |   China economy

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Signs with the US flag and Chinese flag are seen outside a store selling foreign goods in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on September 19, 2018. – China on September 18 announced tariffs on US goods worth $60 billion in retaliation for President Donald Trump's decision to slap duties on $200 billion in Chinese products next week. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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Workers in a TMall.com warehouse gather orders from customers in Jiangmen, Guangdong Province, China. Jiangmen is situated in the Pearl River Delta economic zone which is one of China's leading economic regions and a major manufacturing centre. Tmall.com is a Chinese-language website for online retail. Photo: EPA-EFE

China economic growth slows sharply in April, even before higher US trade tariffs take effect

  • Industrial production growth – the output of industrial sectors in China’s economy, including manufacturing – fell to 5.4 per cent from 8.5 per cent in March
  • Retail sales, a measure of consumer demand in China, grew by 7.2 per cent in April, well below 8.7 per cent rate in March and lowest in 13 years
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Workers in a TMall.com warehouse gather orders from customers in Jiangmen, Guangdong Province, China. Jiangmen is situated in the Pearl River Delta economic zone which is one of China's leading economic regions and a major manufacturing centre. Tmall.com is a Chinese-language website for online retail. Photo: EPA-EFE
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