(Corrects number for private investment to 2.1 pct from 2.3
BEIJING, Sept 13 China's fixed-asset investment
growth was unchanged at 8.1 percent in the January-August
period, slightly better than market expectations.
Analysts polled by Reuters had predicted investment growth
of 8.0 percent.
Private sector fixed-asset investment rose 2.1 percent in
January-August, unchanged from the first seven months of the
Industrial output rose 6.3 percent in August from a year
earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday,
surpassing analysts' estimates for a rise of 6.1 percent after
increasing 6.0 percent in July. Output rose at the fastest pace
Retail sales gained 10.6 percent in August on-year, also
Analysts had forecasted they would rise 10.3 percent after a
rise of 10.2 percent the prior month.
China's economy has stabilised in recent months on the back
of increased government spending and a property rebound, but
private investment remains weak.
(Reporting by Kevin Yao; Writing by Elias Glenn; Editing by Kim