China's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 9.9 percent year on year to 20.16 trillion yuan ($2.96 trillion) in the first three quarters of this year, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday. CPI rises 7.0%
Third-quarter net profits of 645 Chinese listed firms fell by an average 16.07 percent from the previous quarter, although profits for the first nine months were up 30.1 percent from the same period last year.