economic growth rates

Second Quarter GDP Slows to 7.5%

Early Monday, Xinhua reported that the GDP for the second quarter had slowed to 7.5%, as many economists had expected: CHINA'S Q2 GDP GROWTH EASES TO 7.5 PCT— Xinhua News Agency (@XHNews) July 15, 2013 Reuters earlier...

Wen Jiabao Steps Down to Uncertain Legacy

Premier Wen Jiabao, who will give up his post to Li Keqiang during the current National People’s Congress session, has delivered his final work report to congress delegates. In the speech, he set economic goals for China...

China’s Premier Promises Job Creation Efforts

As China’s economic growth dropped to a three-year low of 7.6%, Premier Wen Jiabao promised on Tuesday to launch new plans to prop up the job market. From Joe McDonald at the Associated Press: Premier Wen Jiabao said Tuesday...

China's Puzzling Numbers

In an extract from his new book, The Wall Street Journal’s Tom Orlik examines “the political and technical challenges facing statisticians measuring the size and growth rate of the world’s second largest...

China Growth Estimates Lowered on Monetary Tightening

Investment banks such as Goldman Sachs are lowering their projected growth for the Chinese economy given the recent monetary tightening policies enacted by the Chinese government in an attempt to curb inflation. From Bloomberg...

China’s Economy at an Inflection Point

With an abundance of speculation on China’s future economic growth, sometimes it’s hard to process it all. A new column by Anil Gupta and Haiyan Wang tries to explain six upcoming trends of the Chinese economy as a...

China Revises Up 2009 Growth

China may have fared better economically than previously thought, as its National Bureau of Statistics revised 2009 growth figures. From the Wall Street Journal: The bureau said China’s nominal GDP, evaluated at current...



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