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China's 2014 growth likely to hit 24-year low: economists

GDP expanded 7.3%, according to median forecast in poll; that would be worst full-year result since 3.8% in 1990

For this year, the economists in the AFP survey see growth slowing further to a median 7.0%, as Chinese leaders proclaim a "new normal" of slower expansion and emphasise economic reforms.


CHINA'S annual GDP growth slowed to its weakest rate in more than two decades in 2014, according to an AFP survey, projecting further deceleration in the world's second-largest economy this year.

The median forecast in a poll of 15 economists saw the Asian giant's gross...

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