ndustrial production in China recorded a smaller-than-expected rise in April, underlining worries that the economy may be losing steam.
Output rose 9.3% from a year ago, which was up from March’s figure of 8.9% but below market forecasts for a 9.5% rise.
Fixed-asset investment also weakened in the first four months of 2013.
Last week, a separate survey suggested that manufacturing activity, a subset of industrial production, grew at a slower pace in April.
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