Chinese stock indexes back on weak economic data

Chinese stock indexes back on weak economic data

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's stock markets closed lower on Monday after data showed that the country's economy expanded at a slower pace in the second quarter, ...

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's stock markets closed lower on Monday after data showed that China's economy expanded at a slower pace in the second quarter as the trade war with the United States threatens to affect exports.The CSI300 index, which brings together the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen, retreated 0.6 percent, while the Shanghai index fell 0.61 percent.The financial and real estate sectors led the declines, dropping 2.1 and 2.3 percent respectively.China's economy expanded at a slower pace in the second quarter as Beijing's efforts to rein in debt affected activity, while industrial production growth in June weakened to a two-year low as a worrying signal for investment. and investors as the trade dispute with the United States intensifies."They need to slightly slow financial deleveraging and focus more on growth support measures, for example, by increasing liquidity through (compulsory) cuts," said Iris Pang, China's economist at ING.China's ec...


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