Asia Pacific Economic overview

June 2017

China’s economic growth will stabilise from 2018, but Japan’s GDP looks set to weaken.

China’s GDP growth is forecast to decline to 6.5% this year, down from 6.7% in 2016. Stable growth of 6.3% is forecast in 2018 and 2019. The economic rebalancing from investment to consumption slowed in late 2016. At the same time, spending by state-owned businesses grew, helping to support economic expansion. Although strengthening trade is expected to support the country’s economic growth, the withdrawal of government stimulation policies will weigh on growth...

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