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China to Set Economic Growth Target ‘Around 6.5%’

  • Political leaders criticized regulators for financial disorder
  • Communist Party held high-level economic meeting last month
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Nomura's Zhao Sees China's 2018 Growth Slowing

China will set its economic growth target at “around 6.5 percent” this year, according to people familiar with the outcome of a recent high-level planning meeting.

Top officials decided to maintain the same numerical goal as in 2017 at the Communist Party’s Central Economic Work Conference last month, according to the people, who asked not to be identified as the talks weren’t public.