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  • BEIJING, Oct 19- Growth in China's real estate investment eased in September and home sales fell for the first time since April, pointing to growing strains in a major driver of economic activity. Growth in real estate investment, which mainly focuses on residential but also includes commercial and office space, rose 8.9 percent in September from a year earlier,...

  • BEIJING, Oct 19- China's primary aluminium production fell for a second straight month in September and slid to its lowest level since May, as weaker aluminium prices and higher input costs led smelters to cut back output. Aluminium prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange fell by 4.2 percent in September, whereas spot prices for alumina, the substance used to...

  • BEIJING, Oct 19- China's primary aluminum production fell for a second straight month in September and slid to its lowest level since May, as weaker aluminum prices and higher input costs led smelters to cut back output. Aluminum prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange fell by 4.2 percent in September, whereas spot prices for alumina, the substance used to make...

  • BEIJING, Oct 19- China's third quarter economic growth slowed to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis, and missed expectations, as a years-long campaign to tackle debt risks and the trade war with the United States began to bite. The economy grew 6.5 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, slower than the second quarter, the National Bureau...

  • *Average profit margins remain above 1,000 yuan/ T- analysts. BEIJING, Oct 19- China's daily steel output hit a record high in September, as mills in the world's top producer rushed to cash in on strong profit margins before the start of winter production curbs aimed at tackling smog. "Mills have strong incentives to ramp up production due to hefty profits," said...

  • *Q3 GDP +6.5 pct y/y, down from Q2, vs poll +6.6 pct. BEIJING, Oct 19- China's third quarter economic growth slowed to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis, and missed expectations, as a years-long campaign to tackle debt risks and the trade war with the United States began to bite. The economy grew 6.5 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, slower...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 19- Shares in China extended losses in early trade on Friday as the country recorded its slowest quarterly growth rate since 2009, despite statements from senior regulators pledging support for private firms and companies facing liquidity problems. In a move to shore up investor sentiment ahead, the governor of the People's Bank of China said on...

  • BEIJING, Oct 19- Following is a breakdown of China's fixed-asset investment for the year to date, published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Friday.:. Jan-Sep Jan-Aug Jan-Jul Jan-Jun Jan-May Jan-Apr Jan-Mar Jan-Feb Jan-Dec Jan-Nov Jan-Oct Jan-Sep FAI 5.4 5.3 5.5 6.0 6.1 7.0 7.5 7.9 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.5 State firms 1.2 1.1 1.5 3.0 4.1 6.5 7.1 9.2 10.1 11.0 10.9 11.0...

  • BEIJING, Oct 19- Following is a breakdown of China's real estate investment for the year to September, published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Friday. Actual investment in the sector:. Jan-Sep Jan-Aug Jan-Jul Jan-Jun Jan-May Jan-Apr Jan-Mar Jan-Feb Jan-Dec Jan-Nov Jan-Oct Jan-Sep Level 8,866.5 7,651.9 6,588.6 5,553.1 4,142.0 3,059.2 2,129.1...

  • BEIJING, Oct 19- Following is a breakdown of China's industrial output for September, published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Friday.:. Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Jan-Feb Dec Nov Oct Sep Overall output 5.8 6.1 6.0 6.0 6.8 7.0 6.0 7.2 6.2 6.1 6.2 6.6 Sales/output ratio 98.8 98.5 98.0 97.8 97.8 98.9 97.3 97.9 98.8 97.8 97.8 98.3 Industrial exports 11.7 12.5 8.7...

  • BEIJING, Oct 19- Following is a breakdown of China's retail sales for September, published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Friday.:. Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Jan-Feb Dec Nov Oct Sep Overall 9.2 9.0 8.8 9.0 8.5 9.4 10.1 9.7 9.4. Garments 9.0 7.0 8.7 10.0 6.6 9.2 14.8 7.7 9.7 9.5 8.0 6.2 Cosmetics 7.7 7.8 7.8 11.5 10.3 15.1 22.7 12.5 13.8.

  • CHINA SEPT INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT +5.8 PCT Y/Y (REUTERS POLL +6.0 PCT).

  • CHINA JAN-SEPT PROPERTY INVESTMENT +9.9 PCT Y/Y.

  • CHINA SEPT RETAIL SALES +9.2 PCT Y/Y (REUTERS POLL +9.0 PCT).

  • CHINA JAN-SEPT FIXED-ASSET INVESTMENT +5.4 PCT Y/Y.

  • BEIJING, Oct 19- China's economy grew at a slower than expected pace of 6.5 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, marking the weakest rate since the global financial crisis, official data showed on Friday. The data points to a modest cooling in the world's second-largest economy, as the government's multi-year efforts to tackle debt risks begin to...

  • TOKYO, Oct 19- Japan's Nikkei fell on Friday, tracking broader losses in global equities markets and heading for its third straight week of decline. Japan's benchmark index has given up around 8.7 percent since its 27- year peak hit on Oct. 2, as worries over Italy's 2019 budget and growth concerns in China weigh on market sentiment globally. On Friday, stocks in Asia...

  • *Stocks in Asia fell as global sentiment soured on issues ranging from trade worries, Italy's 2019 budget, higher U.S. interest rates and growth concerns in China that led to a slump in Chinese shares in the previous session. *Italy's Prime Minister defended its free-spending budget on Thursday, brushing off criticism from Brussels as the European Commission...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 19- U.S. soybeans edged higher on Friday, rebounding from losses of more than 2 percent in the previous session, though the oilseed was poised to record its biggest weekly loss in more than a month amid weak demand for U.S. stocks. *The U.S. dollar rose to one-week highs against the euro on Thursday after the European Commission said Italy's 2019 budget...

  • *BOJ meets on Oct. 30-31, will issue new price forecasts. TOKYO, Oct 19- Japan's annual core consumer inflation ticked up in September but remained at half the pace of the central bank's elusive 2 percent target, underscoring the challenge of meeting the price goal as escalating trade frictions cloud the economic outlook. Private spending needs to increase more...