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March data suggests China's economy may be stabilising

Q1 growth slows to 6.7% but industrial output, retail sales and exports rose in March

GOOD DEMAND: Strong housing sales growth, particularly in first and second-tier cities, lifted construction as well as investment growth in March, said a HSBC economist.


GROWTH of China's economy continued to slow in the first quarter but picked up in March, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday.

China's GDP grew 6.7 per cent in the first three months of the year. That compares with 6.8 per cent growth for the last quarter of...

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