China Sept industrial profits up 18.4pc yr/yr

Profits earned by Chinese industrial firms rose 18.4 percent to 558.9 billion yuan ($91.9 billion) in September from a year earlier, slower than the annual growth of 24.2 percent in August, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Sunday.

For the first nine months of 2013, industrial profits totalled 4.05 trillion yuan, up 13.5 percent from the same period a year earlier, the bureau said on its website.