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China's economy skids as lockdowns hit factories, retailers

China’s economy skids as lockdowns hit factories, retailers

April industrial output unexpectedly falls y/y April retail sales falls faster than expected Nationwide jobless rate highest since Feb 2020 Fixed asset investment growth slower than f’cast BEIJING, May 16 (Reuters) – China’s retail and factory activity fell sharply in April as wide COVID-19 lockdowns confined workers and consumers to their homes and severely disrupted …

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Shanghai aims to reopen more businesses shut by COVID, Beijing battles on

Shanghai aims to reopen more businesses shut by COVID, Beijing battles on

Shanghai malls, shops to gradually resume in-store operations Some Beijing districts extend work-from-home guidance Shanghai lockdown frustrates, infuriates residents Curbs have rattled global supply chains SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 15 (Reuters) – Shanghai will gradually begin reopening businesses such as shopping malls and hair salons in China’s financial and manufacturing hub from Monday after weeks in strict …

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Symptoms linger two years for some; inflammatory protein patterns may provide long COVID clues

Symptoms linger two years for some; inflammatory protein patterns may provide long COVID clues

A medical worker prepares a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a visit of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris to a vaccination center in Chinatown, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., April 6, 2021. Picture taken April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com …

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Shares hold up, yields drop before U.S. inflation data

Shares hold up, yields drop before U.S. inflation data

MILAN, May 11 (Reuters) – World shares rose on Wednesday and bond yields slipped further below recent peaks ahead of inflation data in the United States that will offer a guide to how aggressively the Federal Reserve will raise rates. European equities extended their bounce from two-month lows and U.S. futures also gained before the …

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