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China's factory activity posts record contraction as coronavirus bites

A worker wearing a face mask works at a tyre factory in Qingdao, China. China's economy is widely expected to suffer another sharp blow in the first quarter of this year.   © Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) -- Factory activity in China contracted at the fastest pace on record in February, highlighting the damage from the coronavirus outbreak on the world's second-largest economy.

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