China's coal production rose in October from a year earlier, government data sowed on Tuesday, with miners ramping up output ahead of the winter heating season.
Output at factories and workshops expanded 6.2% year-on-year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said, slowing from 6.6% in September and below a forecast of 6.3%. This has been the slowest paced that the retail sales experienced since the start of the year.
Fixed-asset investment excluding rural households, a key driver of domestic demand, grew 7.3% year-on-year in the January-October period, the weakest pace since 6.3% in the full year of 1999, according to NBS data.
China's economy has surprised financial markets with robust growth of almost 6.9% in the first nine months of this year, underpinned by a recovery in its manufacturing and industrial sectors, thanks to a government-led infrastructure spending spree, a resilient property market and unexpected strength in exports.
Retail sales data also underwhelmed, with the rate of growth printing at 10% on the year after increasing by 10.3% in the month before.
Industrial production thus slowed last month from 6.6 percent in September as the government moved to wind down output at some steel factories and smelters in a drive to clean up the nation's smog-ridden cities. Julian Evans-Pritchard, China economist at Capital Economics, said the economic impact of debt curbs and capacity closures to meet environmental standards were partly offset by strong infrastructure spending.
"Generally speaking, the national economy maintained stable performance with improved quality and sound momentum", NBS spokeswoman Liu Aihua told reporters.
The utilization rate for the coal mining and coal washing sectors rose to 69 percent in the third quarter, up 10.6 percentage points from same period a year ago, reaching the highest level since 2015, the statistics bureau said in a statement on Monday. "There's still some caution (on the economy), but we're certainly not pessimistic".
Furthermore, it said the data usage is exploding and usage per subscriber ( 1MB for Q2FY18) is 2.7GB per month. Growth was driven by higher smartphone penetration, now at over 38 percent of the total customer base.
Telltale chemical signs of wine were discovered in eight jars, the oldest one dating from about 5,980 BC. The latest finds were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS ).
Despite almost putting up triple digits on the scoreboard Friday, the Spartans finished only 3-of-12 from beyond the arc. Michigan State opened the season with a 98-66 win over North Florida behind Bridges' 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat transferred him to the commissionerate headquarters as departmental punishment. The incident reportedly took place about four-five months ago at the armed reserve headquarters in Jogulamba Gadwal district.
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) business largely meant for captive consumption rose 6 percent to Rs 388 crores. The shares of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries closed today at Rs 526.15 on BSE, down 1.19 per cent from previous close.
The Bluetooth connections on the toys are unsecured so external devices could be used to manipulate the toys. Spiral Toys, which makes the Toy-Fi Teddy and CloudPets devices, has not yet commented on the report.
But the team proved it can be done without a whole lot effort, which in turn leaves a lot of OnePlus devices vulnerable. It looks like the Chinese smartphone company has accidentally left behind the app on some of its smartphone units.
In this case, red meat consumption was identified as a potential risk factor, although here, the correlation was less striking. Foods to avoid include refined carbohydrates, foods high in added sugars, trans fats, saturated fats and processed meats.
Shares in Vodafone were trading up 5 percent at 1005 GMT, having earlier hit a three month high of 227.50 pence. Vodafone had taken an impairment of 5.0 billion euros on its Indian activities in the first half of 2016.
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Jimmy Fallon pays tearful tribute to his mother
Taylor sat down at the piano to sing the heartfelt song and was accompanied by just an acoustic guitar and some backup singers. It's pretty raw stuff, especially from a host who's often accused of being somewhat one-note and superficial.