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COLUMN-China stats investigation plunges metal markets into darkness: Andy Home

LONDON, May 4- In November 2013 bosses from nine of China's largest copper smelters sat down over a weekend to discuss the state of the local market. They did so because they had lost faith in the official copper production figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics. The NBS had just reported record output in the month of October, equivalent to an...

Source: Reuters

ADVISORY-China Q1 2016 GDP Q/Q growth data not released

BEIJING, April 15- China's Q1 2016 GDP growth on a quarter-on-quarter, seasonally adjusted basis was not included in quarterly GDP data released by China's National Bureau of Statistics on April 15. The NBS has not provided an indication of when the figure will be released. Details of China's Q1 GDP growth an a year-on-year basis can be found here:.

Source: Reuters

UPDATE 2-Shenzhen, Shanghai lead home China's price recovery in Jan

*Shenzhen, Shanghai lead recovery, smaller cities flat. The NBS data showed the southern industrial city of Shenzhen continued to be the top performer, where home prices surged 51.9 percent in January from a year ago, followed by Shanghai with a 17.5 percent increase. "Shanghai's home prices may take the lead this year due to limited supply and surging demand," said...

Source: Reuters