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China's Q3 growth holds steady at 6.8%

Increased buzz in construction a key growth driver; but state investment grew faster than private investment y-o-y, despite Beijing's push for private-sector innovation

Zhengzhou in China's Henan province. Disposable income grew 7.5 per cent in the first nine months of the year, the fastest in two years. HSBC economist Julia Wang says underlying demand is holding up well.


CHINA'S economy continued to expand at a steady rate over the third quarter, supported by strong data for the month of September.

The country's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 6.8 per cent in the three months to September, slowing slightly from the 6.9 per cent recorded...

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