China government think thank sees 2017 GDP growth at around 6.5 percent

China's economy has grown at 6.7 percent for the first three quarters of 2016.


BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s economy will grow at around 6.5 percent year-on-year in 2017, according to a forecast from government think tank China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) published Monday.

Chinese GDP 2017 forecast

CASS sees quarterly on-year growth of 6.5 percent in the first and second quarters, and 6.4 percent in the third and fourth quarters.

China’s economy has grown at 6.7 percent for the first three quarters of 2016.

(Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Richard Pullin)

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