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Continued cooling for China's economy forecast

The latest survey of economic analysts predicts Chinese GDP growth of 6.6 percent from April to June, down from 6.7 percent in the first three months of the year.

The latest survey of economic analysts predicts Chinese GDP growth of 6.6 percent from April to June, down from 6.7 percent in the first three months of the year.

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Alibaba's magic still casting money spells

Chinese giant Alibaba Group Holding expects to double its transactions volumes by 2020, and still expects considerable growth.

Chinese giant Alibaba Group Holding expects to double its transactions volumes by 2020, and still expects considerable growth.

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China's February trade weak - exports and imports both down

China's February trade numbers were far worse than economists had expected, with exports down by the most in over six years and imports suffering their 16th month of decline.

China's February trade numbers were far worse than economists had expected, with exports down by the most in over six years and imports suffering their 16th month of decline.

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Growth on agenda as Chinese parliament opens

The Chinese government has put forward its five-year economic plan. Details were outlined at the opening of the National People’s Congress, the

The Chinese government has put forward its five-year economic plan. Details were outlined at the opening of the National People’s Congress, the

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Millions more Chinese 'zombie company' workers face the sack

China reportedly plans to lay off millions more workers at so-called 'zombie' companies to cut industrial overcapacity and pollution, according to sources close to the Beijing leadership.

China reportedly plans to lay off millions more workers at so-called 'zombie' companies to cut industrial overcapacity and pollution, according to sources close to the Beijing leadership.

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China to lay off 1.8 million coal and steel workers to cut overcapacity

China expects to lay off 1.8 million workers in the coal and steel industries as it addresses overcapacity in bloated state enterprises amid slowing economic growth.

China expects to lay off 1.8 million workers in the coal and steel industries as it addresses overcapacity in bloated state enterprises amid slowing economic growth.

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Sole candidate Lagarde re-elected to second term as International Monetary Fund head

Christine Lagarde has been re-elected to a second five-year term as head of the International Monetary Fund with the world's economy in the doldrums, and the IMF facing difficult loan decisions for Gr

Christine Lagarde has been re-elected to a second five-year term as head of the International Monetary Fund with the world's economy in the doldrums, and the IMF facing difficult loan decisions for Gr

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China looks for 6.5 to 7% economic growth in 2016, warns on unemployment

China has set its economic growth projection range at 6.5 to 7 percent this year, but efforts to reduce overcapacity of coal and steel are expected to raise unemployment.

China has set its economic growth projection range at 6.5 to 7 percent this year, but efforts to reduce overcapacity of coal and steel are expected to raise unemployment.