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China 3Q Growth May ‘Surprise on the Upside,’ Barclays Says

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Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) -- China’s third-quarter economic growth may “surprise on the upside,” with gross domestic product rising 9.7 percent from year-ago levels, according to Barclays Plc.

The nation’s inflation rate may have surged to 3.8 percent last month on higher food prices, Jian Chang, economist at Barclays, wrote in a note to clients. The data is scheduled to be released this week.

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