China index: Economy is creeping and crawling
By Katrina Hamlin
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.
Our index touched 90.7, slightly up from 89.5 a month earlier. But domestic activity still looks sluggish. Rail freight volumes are lower; truck sales are slower; steel production is stalling; and growth in air travel is unusually modest. Dwindling exports offer little support.