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Slowing Chinese Economy Puts a Drag on World Markets

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LONDON: China's slowdown cast a shadow over Europe and Asia on Tuesday, sparking questions over Beijing's ability to avoid a hard landing that would wreak havoc on the world economy, analysts said.

The nation's powerhouse economy slowed to 7.5-per cent growth in the second quarter, down from 7.7 per cent in the previous three months, official data showed Monday.

"China is a key downside risk to the global economy. Recent data does suggest that the economy is sluggish," VTB Capital economist Neil MacKinnon told AFP.