China reports fastest industrial output growth in nearly two years

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China posted its biggest industrial output expansion since February 2022 in November, though retail sales growth underwhelmed expectations, pointing to a patchy recovery in the world’s second-largest economy.

China’s industrial output grew 6.6% in November from a year earlier, according to the country’s National Bureau of Statistics Friday. This outpaced expectations for 5.6% in a Reuters poll and follows a 4.6% rise in October.



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