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China likely to keep 2018 GDP target unchanged at 6.5 per cent

A proposed target would be endorsed by top leaders at the closed-door Central Economic Work Conference in mid-December, and then announced at China's annual congress in early 2018

Reuters  |  Beijing 

China will likely set its 2018 economic growth target at around 6.5 per cent, unchanged from the previous year, leaving more room for quality growth as a government deleveraging campaign is set to intensify, a policy adviser was quoted as saying on Tuesday. Lou Feng, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a state think tank, expects China to rely more on "innate drivers" for economic growth such as technology innovation in 2018, stressing the country is now minimising the importance of quantitative targets, according to Chinese newspaper 21st Century ...

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First Published: Tue, December 12 2017. 12:54 IST
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