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Five economic fears behind the Chinese stock slide that shook world markets

Five economic fears behind the Chinese stock slide that shook world markets

For the second time in less than six months, concerns about China’s rocky transition from an export-fueled industrial nation to a more mature developed economy have rattled global financial markets.

The trouble began Monday when a private report showed a slowdown in China’s manufacturing sector had worsened last month.

Fears that the nation’s economic growth was slowing more than official figures indicated helped trigger a 7% drop in the Shanghai composite index.

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That caused markets to tumble in Europe and the U.S.

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