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Oct 31, 2014
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China index: Home truths upset economy

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By Katrina Hamlin

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

Our alternative growth index hit its lowest levels since April 2009 last month. Housing investment is leading the downturn with the slowest pace of growth in over two years. In the past, more bank lending was seen as the answer. This time, it doesn’t seem to be helping at all.

Oct 24, 2014
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Zuckerberg’s Chinese chat leaves CEOs tongue-tied

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By Katrina Hamlin

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

Mark Zuckerberg may spend his days running a $200 billion internet giant, but somehow he found the time to pick up Chinese. The Facebook founder surprised and delighted his hosts by answering questions in Mandarin during a visit to Beijing on Oct. 22. Other corporate chiefs may feel pressure to do the same.