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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s manufacturing unit exercise expanded in December however at a slower tempo than the earlier month, an official index confirmed, extending a sturdy financial restoration from the coronavirus shock.

The official manufacturing Buying Supervisor’s Index (PMI) fell to 51.9 in December from 52.1 in November, information from the Nationwide Bureau of Statistics (NBS) confirmed on Thursday, remaining above the 50-point mark that separates development from contraction.

Analysts had anticipated it to fall barely to 52.0.

The Chinese language economic system is predicted to broaden round 2% for the complete 12 months, main a restoration that beats different main economies. Earnings at China’s industrial companies in November prolonged sturdy development, pushed by strong manufacturing and gross sales.

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