Smoke billows from a factory on the outskirts of Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning province. Photo: Reuters

China ‘yet to hit bottom’ as economic downturn plumbed new depths in October

  • October’s data has dashed the hope that the worst is behind the Chinese economy, with analysts suggesting tougher times lie ahead
  • Trade war with the US is a major impediment to investment and manufacturing, with ‘phase one’ deal offering no more than ‘optimism’
Topic |   China economy

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Smoke billows from a factory on the outskirts of Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning province. Photo: Reuters
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Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham has been reporting on Asian trade since 2014. Prior to this, he covered global trade and economics in London. He joined the Post in 2018, before which he was Asia Editor at Global Trade Review and Trade Correspondent for the International Business Times.