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China's factory inflation hits 17-month low, consumer prices speed up

China’s factory inflation hits 17-month low, consumer prices speed up

A worker walks past steel rolls at the Chongqing Iron and Steel plant in Changshou, Chongqing, China August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July producer inflation at lowest since Feb 2021 July consumer inflation at 2-year high PBOC seen staying accommodative to spur growth BEIJING, Aug …

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Oil drops as weak Chinese factory data heightens demand concerns

Oil drops as weak Chinese factory data heightens demand concerns

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Oil prices dropped on Monday as weak manufacturing data from China and Japan weighed on the demand outlook while investors braced for this week’s meeting of officials from OPEC and other top crude producers on supply adjustments. Brent crude futures were down $1.42, or 1.4%, at $102.55 a barrel by …

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