(July 15): China’s economy slowed to the weakest pace since the early 1990s amid the ongoing trade standoff with the US, while monthly indicators provided signs that a stabilisation is emerging.

Gross domestic product rose 6.2.% in the April-June period from a year earlier, below the 6.4% expansion in the first quarter and matching economists’ estimates. In June, factory output rose 6.3%, retail sales rose 9.8%, while investment gained 5.8% in the first half of the year -- all three beating estimates in further evidence that stimulus measures to curb the slowdown may be feeding through.

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