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July economic data show slowing activity across sectors as effect of government stimulus effort weakens

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
he growth rate of industrial production slowed in July compared to the previous month, as did fixed-asset investment and retails sales. All fell short of economists' expectations.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.