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Citing top economists and analysts, the Chinese media outlets report that the country is likely to see the first annualized growth in retail sales since the coronavirus pandemic in July.

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“China’ July retail sales may record the first y/y growth since the pandemic at 2%, as online shopping data improved and cinemas reopened.”

“Investment in infrastructure in the first seven months could come in at 1.5% y/y after the government sped up construction projects.”

“The demand side is expected to stabilize with the resumption of work and production.”