China’s fixed-asset investment increased by 5.5% year-on-year to 3,557.98 CNY billion in January to July of 2018, compared to a 6 percent gain in the first six months of the year. It was the smallest gain in fixed-asset investment since the series began in 1996, due to a slowdown in public investment (1.5% from 3% in January-June). Meanwhile, private investment grew by 8.8% (from 8.4%).