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China growth to slow to 6.6%, economists say

Trade tensions to knock off 0.3 point from last year's growth

Steel pipes are prepared for export at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, in eastern China.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- The Chinese economy is likely to slow in the months ahead, according to a survey of China-focused economists by Nikkei and Nikkei Quick News.

The average projection for China's gross domestic product growth in the second quarter of 2018 was a real 6.7%, slightly lower than the 6.8% expansion in the first quarter. For the full year, the average projection was 6.6%.

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