China’s economy grew by only 6.0 per cent in the third quarter as Beijing struggles to contain the effects of the trade war with the United States amid a wider slowdown. It is the lowest quarterly growth since records began in 1992, adding weight to a gloomy forecast from the International Monetary Fund of a drop in global growth this year from 3.8 to 3 per cent. China’s growth was less than the 6.1 per cent consensus forecasts by some economists and has now slipped to the bottom end of the…
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