A pump attendant wears a masks as he refuels a automobile at a Sinopec gasoline station the place clients can purchase provides because the nation is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing, China, February 28, 2020.

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BEIJING — China’s financial system recovered farther from the coronavirus within the third quarter, based on knowledge launched Monday by the Nationwide Bureau of Statistics.

The world’s second-largest financial system reported third-quarter GDP progress on the low finish of expectations, up 4.9% from a yr in the past. That brings progress for the primary three quarters of the yr to 0.7% from a yr in the past.

Chinese language economists anticipated GDP progress of 5.2% within the third quarter, based on a mean of estimates compiled by Wind Info, a monetary info database.

Retail gross sales rose 3.3% in September, for a 0.9% improve within the third quarter. For the primary 9 months of the yr, retail gross sales contracted 7.2%.

Fastened asset funding rose 0.8% within the first three quarters of the yr.

The official city surveyed unemployment fee edged decrease in September to five.4%.

Industrial manufacturing rose 6.9% in September from a yr in the past, bringing complete progress for the primary 9 months of the yr to 1.2%.

Official figures confirmed China’s gross home product contracted 6.8% within the first three months of the yr, when greater than half the nation shut down briefly in an effort to restrict the unfold of the coronavirus.

GDP grew 3.2% within the second quarter.

The Worldwide Financial Fund expects China would be the solely main world financial system to develop this yr, at 1.9%.

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