China ‘smoothing’ of economic data is distorting global growth and policy responses, study says

China ‘smoothing’ of financial knowledge is distorting international development and coverage responses, research says

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.scmp.com/economy/global-economy/article/3022809/china-smoothing-economic-data-distorting-global-growth-and) reduced by 81%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Retail sales, a key metric of consumption in the world's most populous nation, grew by 7.6 per cent in July, down from 9.8 per cent growth in June, and well short of economists' prediction of 8.6 per cent growth.

    > The new tariff comes on top of 25 per cent levies on another US$250 billion of Chinese goods, which has placed huge pressure on the world's second largest economy's manufacturing base.

    > Within the industrial production figures, manufacturing grew by 4.5 per cent in July, down from 6.2 per cent in June, and mining by 6.6 per cent, down from 7.3 per cent in June..

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