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China Premier Li says 2017 GDP growth expected around 6.9 percent

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Premier Li Keqiang said the world's second-biggest economy is expected to have grown around 6.9 percent last year, the official Xinhua news agency reported, accelerating from a 26-year low in 2016. In the past year, China's economy has maintained a steady and favourable trend, with the overall situation better than expected, Li said at the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Forum on Wednesday. Analysts expect the economy to have grown around 6.8 percent last year, beating the government's target of about 6.5 percent, thanks to a construction boom and robust global demand ...

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 09:36 IST