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Sunday, 01 November 2015 - 19:59
China manufacturing shrinks for third month in a row
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Chinese manufacturing has contracted for the third month in a row, according to the government's latest factory survey.

The Purchasing Managers' Index showed a reading of 49.8 for October, unchanged from last month.

A figure below 50 indicates that factory activity contracted.

The most recent growth figures showed the country's economy growing at a rate of 6.9%, the weakest rate since the financial crisis.
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