Slow China output fuels recovery fears

China’s industrial output has slowed to its weakest growth since the financial crisis, prompting concerns over the global recovery.
Production rose by 5.4% in January and February – the worst since 2008.
China is trying to refocus its economy from investment and export-led growth to consumer spending.
Recent data revealed that Chinese exports fell 25.4% in February compared with the same month last year.
It was the biggest monthly decline since 2009, and ahead of the 11.2% fall recorded in January.