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Asia Pacific Economic overview

January 2018

Economic expansion in China and Japan could ease this year after strong growth in 2017.

China’s GDP grew by 6.7% in 2016 and is estimated to have grown by 6.8% in 2017. The annual growth was supported by strong quarterly expansion, with China’s GDP growing by 6.8% year on year in Q3 2017. Government policies to manage more moderate economic growth are expected to result in China’s GDP expanding by around 6.6% in 2018 and 6.4% in 2019, according to the OECD’s latest outlook. However, China’s...