China's foreign direct investment grew 0.6% on year to $8.38B in August, although the expansion was down sharply from 24.1% in July and 20.1% in June.
In January-August, FDI rose 6.4% to $79.8B vs growth of 7.1% a year earlier,
The Conference Board's Leading Economic Index +0.7% in August vs +1.4% in July. Five of the six components contributed positively to the index in August. Growth slowed as "real-estate activity slumped markedly." (PR)