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  1. China's economy falters as property, consumer pain worsens
    Reuters | 07/14/24 11:18 PM EDT

    * China's Q2 y/y GDP grows 4.7%, slower than forecast. * Factory output, retail sales growth slows. * More policy support seen needed to keep growth on track. By Kevin Yao and Joe Cash.

  2. PRECIOUS-Gold eases, investors seek more cues on Fed's rate path
    Reuters | 07/14/24 11:15 PM EDT

    * China's Q2 GDP misses forecasts. * * US retail sales data due later this week. By Ashitha Shivaprasad. Gold prices dipped on Monday as the dollar held firm, while investors awaited comments from Federal Reserve officials and economic data for further cues on U.S. interest rate trajectory. Spot gold eased 0.1% at $2,409.54 per ounce, as of 0250 GMT.

  3. China's Q2 GDP misses estimate, strengthens stimulus bets
    Reuters | 07/14/24 10:39 PM EDT

    - China's economy slowed in the second quarter, data showed on Monday, as a protracted property downturn and job insecurity weighed on domestic demand, keeping alive expectations Beijing will need to unleash more stimulus.

  4. China's Q2 GDP misses forecasts, keeps stimulus calls alive
    Reuters | 07/14/24 10:19 PM EDT

    * China's Q2 y/y GDP grows 4.7%, slower than forecast. * Factory output, retail sales growth slows. * More policy support seen needed to keep growth on track. By Kevin Yao. China's economy slowed in the second quarter, data showed on Monday, as a protracted property downturn and job insecurity weighed on domestic demand, keeping alive expectations Beijing will need to unleash more stimulus.

  5. China's economy falters as property, consumer pain worsens
    Reuters | 07/14/24 10:19 PM EDT

    China's economy grew much slower than expected in the second quarter, as a protracted property downturn and job insecurity squeezed domestic demand, keeping alive expectations Beijing will need to unleash even more stimulus.

  6. China's Q2 GDP grows 4.7% y/y, below forecast
    Reuters | 07/14/24 10:18 PM EDT

    China's economy expanded 4.7% in the second quarter from a year earlier, official data showed on Monday, missing analysts' expectations, even as policymakers seek to boost domestic demand amid a protracted property downturn. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected second-quarter gross domestic product to expand 5.1% from a year earlier, slowing slightly from 5.3% in the previous three months.

  7. China June industrial output growth slows, retail sales miss expectations by large margin
    Reuters | 07/14/24 10:11 PM EDT

    China's industrial output rose 5.3% in June from a year earlier, slowing from 5.6% in May, as sluggish domestic demand continued to weigh on the country's patchy economic recovery. The official data released on Monday by the National Bureau of Statistics came above expectations for a 5.0% increase in a Reuters poll of analysts.

  8. China's Q2 GDP grows 4.7% y/y, below forecast
    Reuters | 07/14/24 10:06 PM EDT

    China's economy expanded 4.7% in the second quarter from a year earlier, official data showed on Monday, missing analysts' expectations, even as policymakers seek to boost domestic demand amid a protracted property downturn. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected second-quarter gross domestic product to expand 5.1% from a year earlier, slowing slightly from 5.3% in the previous three months.

  9. China c.bank leaves medium-term rate unchanged as expected
    Reuters | 07/14/24 10:03 PM EDT

    China's central bank left a medium-term rate unchanged as expected on Monday when rolling over maturing medium-term loans. WHY IT'S IMPORTANT. The steady medium-term lending facility rate was in line with market expectations, as narrowing interest margins at lenders and a weak Chinese currency continue to limit Beijing's ability to use monetary easing to shore up the sputtering economy.

  10. China central bank leaves medium-term rate unchanged as expected
    Reuters | 07/14/24 09:34 PM EDT

    China's central bank left a medium-term rate unchanged as expected on Monday when rolling over maturing medium-term loans. WHY IT'S IMPORTANT. The steady medium-term lending facility rate was in line with market expectations, as narrowing interest margins at lenders and a weak Chinese currency continue to limit Beijing's ability to use monetary easing to shore up the sputtering economy.

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