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Apr 16, 2018 08:52 PM
ECONOMY

Economic Growth Expected to Slow in First Quarter

Hexi New Town is seen in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, is seen on July 30. Photo: VCG
Hexi New Town is seen in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, is seen on July 30. Photo: VCG

* One analyst has estimated that China’s annual GDP growth will edge down to 6.7% in the first quarter of 2018

* Analysts pinned blame for the coming slowdown on weaker investment growth

(Beijing) — China is scheduled to release its gross domestic product (GDP) data for the first quarter on Tuesday, and analysts have predicted the numbers will show that growth slowed marginally due to a slowdown in investment, which remains the main driver of the world’s second-largest economy.

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