China growth

China’s economic development held stable in the quarter in a sign.

The authorities reported Wednesday the planet’s second-largest economy expanded by 6.4 percent above a year before in the 3 months ending in March. This matched the quarter since 2009 to its weakest growth.

Communist leaders awakened government spending last year and told banks to lend more following activity weakened, raising the risk of dangerous job losses.

Data revealed factory activity, consumer spending and investment all edged up from the previous month in March.

The fight with Washington over Beijing’s technology ambitions has spilled exporters.