The level of new loans was the weakest since December 2017. Photo: AP

China’s new bank loans drop to lowest level in almost two years in October as manufacturers feel the pinch

  • Banks extended 661.3 billion yuan (US$94.5 billion) in net new loans last month, sharply down from 1.69 trillion yuan (US$241.5 billion) in September
  • National aggregate financing at the end of last month totalled 618.9 billion yuan (US$88.5 billion), down from 2.27 trillion yuan (US$324.4 billion) in September
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The level of new loans was the weakest since December 2017. Photo: AP
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Customers walk past pork stalls at the Dancun Market in Nanning, Guangxi province. Photo: Bloomberg

China consumer prices jump to near 8-year high as pork soars more than 100 per cent

  • China’s consumer price index jumped to 3.8 per cent in October, the highest since January 2012 on higher prices for pork, other meats
  • Consumer price index above expected, up from 3.0 per cent in September
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Customers walk past pork stalls at the Dancun Market in Nanning, Guangxi province. Photo: Bloomberg
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