外文标题：China's economy shows little improvement in May, investment growth sinks to 15-year low
BEIJING: China's ailing economy showed few signs of improvement in May, with factory output steadying but investment growing at its slowest rate in nearly 15 years, pointing to further weakness unless Beijing ramps up its stimulus efforts.
A flurry of data from power output to retail sales released on Thursday showed no convincing pick-up in the world's second-largest economy despite three interest rate cuts since November.
That led some analysts to predict growth could cool further in the second quarter, after hitting a six-year low of 7 percent at the start of the year, and increasing the chance of China cutting interest rates again as early as this month.
"Today's activity data, plus the soft external trade figures released earlier, suggest that gross domestic product growth could miss 7.0 percent in the second quarter," economists at ANZ Bank said in a note.
"We believe that the People's Bank of China will cut interest rates by 25 basis points this month."
Fixed-asset investment, a crucial driver of the world's second-largest economy, rose 11.4 percent in the first five months of this year from the year-earlier period, missing a Reuters poll forecast for a 12 percent gain, the same as in April.
Raju Adhunuri (Unknown)
formulate better policies for more growth
Rakeysh (India) 8 hrs ago
All the investments went to Pakistan to dent India's growth.
What is Chinese 'think tank' doing?
I am sure the economic slowing down of China will have no effect on the world. NOT!!
testing time for china.. if they cool down they will not be able to become a super power...then India will be having some chance...
This is perfectly natural after so many years of high growth.....
this will fall further.
Modi effect, China days are over.