Chinese economic growth appears to be stabilizing, according to The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China. The LEI rose 1.1 percent month-over-month in September, the third consecutive month at this growth rate. Manufacturing investment continued weakening, but a strong uptick in corporate loans may be an early sign of forthcoming stabilization. Retail sales growth ticked up, and household expenditure growth accelerated in Q3. Export growth continued to weaken.