China's growth slows to 8.1 per cent

China's growth slowed more than forecast last quarter to the least in almost three years, prompting economists to predict a rebound as Premier Wen Jiabao loosens policy to counter weak domestic and European demand.

Gross domestic product expanded 8.1 per cent from a year earlier after an 8.9 per cent gain in the fourth quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics said in Beijing yesterday.

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf03 at 30 Apr 2017 00:10:17 Processing Time: 448ms