"The sharp decline in March export growth after very solid performance in January and February suggests some exporters may have front-loaded exports (early) this year due to concern over the possibility of a Sino-US trade war after the US hiked tariffs on global imports on solar panels and washing machines", said Lisheng Wang, an economist at Nomura in Hong Kong.
The country's economy was also less volatile than its counterparts.
Faced with possible U.S. tariff hikes, one of China's biggest ball bearing makers, Cixin Group, is considering plans to rush shipments to American customers before the increase makes its sales unprofitable. He said Trump and Xi agreed past year on a 100-day agenda of trade-liberalization measures but Beijing failed to act on about half of them.
China is unlikely to respond until Washington acts but might launch an investigation of imports of US corn and soybeans "as a warning shot", said Parker. "But the deceleration should prove marginal".
Dongguan's economic growth of 8.1 per cent past year while robust, does not fully reflect its long struggle to upgrade rusting factories and catch up with the likes of neighbouring technology powerhouse Shenzhen.
People's Bank of China Governor Yi Gang last week said economic indicators performed better than expected in the first quarter, amid continued improvement in the global outlook.
"Dangal has been a great success in China and if that is so we would like to expose the Chinese population to some more Indian movies".
Centaline analyst Zhang Dawei attributed the strong growth mainly to sales carried over from the previous year, steady sales in first-tier cities and high level of transactions in smaller cities.
Many factories are struggling with higher costs and slowing demand.
Looming large over everything is the risk that trade tensions with the United States morph into a protracted, widening conflict.
Fears of a trade war have been rumbling since last month as President Donald Trump has threatened a series of tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese goods, sparking tit-for-tat warnings from Beijing.
Li said Beijing would "fully open" manufacturing, with "no mandatory requirement for technology transfers".
Fears of a trade war with the U.S. have also roiled markets in recent weeks, with Washington and Beijing exchanging warnings of tit-for-tat tariffs on a significant portion of their bilateral trade. "We hope trade relations can return to the track of healthy and stable development".
His remarks assume significance as both the U.S. and China are locked in a virtual trade war, slapping additional import duties against each other's products.
Taiwan's defence ministry said the exercise was staged in light of a "changing worldwide and regional security situation" to test the military's combat readiness and its ability to defend Taiwanese territory.
Family members who've coped with the loss say one of the most important things is to always remember the child that they lost. A witness recalled seeing an SUV matching the description of the missing Valencia family's vehicle plunge into the Eel River.
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The emergency communication center was flooded with calls from people who heard an explosion just before 9 p.m. The accident happened off Highway 211 near Potranco Road near the Bexar-Medina County line on the west side.
The unemployment rate of 4.2%, down from 4.3% in the previous quarter, is the lowest since the three months to May 1975. If the pound ends the day higher, it will have made gains against the dollar for seven consecutive trading days.
About a month ago, Apple spent part of its enormous cash reserves on acquiring digital magazine subscription service Texture. The line item, which includes iCloud, Apple Music, and App Store revenue, posted $30 billion in sales for 2017.
After $3.54 actual EPS reported by Coherent, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -0.85% negative EPS growth. It dived, as 43 investors sold COHR shares while 111 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 246 raised stakes.
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