China Exports Remain Subdued as Import Drop Fuels Demand Concern

August 8, 2016 3:34 AM

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China’s exports remained sluggish last month, signaling tepid global demand, while deteriorating imports raise concern domestic conditions may be weakening anew.

A year on from China’s surprise devaluation of the yuan, the weaker currency is buffering the effects of weak global demand as local receipts get a boost. With no help to growth from the external sector, policy makers in the world’s biggest trading nation are boosting fiscal support to spur investme...

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