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China's 2018 growth will slacken to 6.5%: Economists

Tight monetary policy crimps investment, but personal spending and exports to buoy economy

Headquarters of the People's Bank of China. Many China watchers think the bank will keep the policy rate and reserve requirement unchanged this year.   © Reuters

HONG KONG-- Economic experts specializing in China forecast that the country's gross domestic product will grow 6.5% on average in 2018, down from the estimate of 6.8% for 2017, according to a joint survey by Nikkei Inc. and Nikkei Quick News.

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