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China: Slowest Growth in 13 Years

By: Ian Campbell | Friday, January 18, 2013

A report this morning says that China's 2012 GDP growth was 7.8%, with year/year Q4 2012 GDP growth of 7.9%.

There are a number of issues to consider:

China's growth rate is a critical world economic metric, and one that requires continuous focus by traders and investors.

You might also want to read China's economy sees weakest growth in 13 years, which among other things says: "The country's economy is widely seen as having matured to the point where the growth model of the past, including public spending for big ticket infrastructure projects, must be modified".

Topical References: China's economy posts slowest growth since 1999, from Reuters, Kevin Yao and Aileen Wang, January 18, 2013 - reading time 4 minutes. Also read China's economy sees weakest growth in 13 years, from The Telegraph, January 18, 2013 - reading time 3 minutes.

 

Author: Ian Campbell

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