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Stocks lower on economic report from China

Trading in the stock market turned more treacherous in late-day trading as investors reacted to slowing economic growth in China and a massive commodity sell-off -- and as initial word spread as well of the explosions at the end of the Boston Marathon. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 266 points on the day, down 1.8%. It was the Dow's biggest point drop since Nov. 7, in the wake of President Obama's reelection, when the index lost 295 points.


Gold set for worst two-day loss since 1983

Gold - Reuters

Gold headed for its biggest two-day drop in 30 years on Monday as funds accelerated their exits from the market, and investors also cut exposure to oil, copper and grain after underwhelming Chinese growth data.


China Feb factory growth fizzles as demand wanes

China's factory growth cooled to multi-month lows in February as domestic demand dipped, weighing on firms already hit by slack foreign sales and underlining the patchiness of the country's economic recovery.


China's Most Immediate Economic Problem

Like any nation, China has a host of problems, both societal and economic. It's getting older. It has yet to develop large portions of the west. Corruption is rampant. It has not serious entrepreneurial business culture that can drive the country's economic development. It has untold billions in government investments into states and municipalities that have no investment return for the foreseeable future. But this bridge to nowhere economy, as some naysayers might call it, has one big immediate hurdle. That hurdle is Europe.


China's manufacturing growth quickens; HSBC flash PMI at 13-month high

China's Manufacturing

China's vast manufacturing sector saw expansion accelerate in November for the first time in 13 months, preliminary results from a factory survey showed, a sign that the pace of economic growth has revived after seven consecutive quarters of slowdown.


Stocks edge higher after upbeat China data

Stocks were higher Monday after last week's steep losses on upbeat economic data from China over the weekend.


China Researcher Sees Worrisome Growth Outlook

China's economy will likely "look good" early next year, but the medium- to long-term outlook is worrisome as the country loses its labor-cost edge, a state researcher said.


Data Hints at China Manufacturing Rebound


A survey of manufacturing conditions in China showed marked improvement in October. Analysts said the reading reflected the effect of a steady drip of stimulus measures introduced by Beijing.


China Reports Slower Growth but Sees Signs of a Revival

Chinese Economy

New economic data from China on Thursday showed that the world’s second-largest economy after the United States expanded at its slowest pace since 2009 during the third quarter of this year — though surprisingly strong data for the month of September also showed that the deceleration may, for now at least, have come to an end.


China Posts Signs of Strong Growth

China posted monthly trade and money-supply data that offered a positive sign for the world's No. 2 economy ahead of what's expected to be the weakest quarterly economic growth report in more than three years.


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