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China CPI rises unexpectedly in July

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Forexpros - Consumer price inflation in China rose unexpectedly in July, accelerating at the fastest pace in three years, official data showed on Tuesday.

In a report, China's National Bureau of Statistics said consumer price inflation rose by a seasonally adjusted 6.5% in July, after rising by 6.4% in June.

Analysts had expected Chinese CPI to rise by 6.4% in July.

The report also showed that producer price inflation rose by a widely expected 7.5% in July, after climbing by 7.1% in the previous month.

Following the release of the data, Asian stock markets were broadly lower. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index tumbled 2.95%, while Japan's Nikkei 225 Index retreated 1.5%.

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