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China power firms suspend publication of coal data, frustrating analysis of industrial production

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]The publication of daily coal consumption data from China’s main power companies, which is widely used by economists to gauge industrial output and broad economic activity, has been suspended after the electricity providers stopped reporting their numbers.The decision to stop releasing data for five major power generation groups, which between them supply information from 56 coal-fired power plants, comes as analysts scramble for clues about the speed of China’s economic recovery following the…

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The publication of daily coal consumption data from China’s main power companies, which is widely used by economists to gauge industrial output and broad economic activity, has been suspended after the electricity providers stopped reporting their numbers.The decision to stop releasing data for five major power generation groups, which between them supply information from 56 coal-fired power plants, comes as analysts scramble for clues about the speed of China’s economic recovery following the…

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