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China central bank governor says first-quarter economic data a little better than expected

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank governor, Yi Gang, said on Thursday that first-quarter Chinese economic data has been a little better than expected. Yi was a speaker at a Belt and Road conference in Beijing. China is due to release its first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data on April 17. GDP is expected to have grown around 6.8 percent from a year earlier, according to an ongoing Reuters poll. (Reporting by Elias Glenn; writing by Ryan Woo; editing by Richard Pullin)(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 06:51 IST