Struggling Venezuela to start selling 'petro' cryptocurrency
Winter Olympics boost NBC to No
India arrests 3 linked to billionaire jeweller in bank scam
High UK inflation piles on pressure to hike rates
U.S. jets bomb 'pro-regime' forces in Syria, killing 100
China's local government debt growth nearly doubles in 2017
18 January 2018, 01:32 | Vera Richards
VCG VCG via Getty Images
Retail sales on the other hand slowed down, with the year-on-year rate of growth decliing from 10.2% for November to 9.4% in December. That topped analysts' forecast for 6.7 percent growth in the quarter from the same period a year ago, according to a poll of economists by Reuters.
"China's growth is very healthy", said Iris Pang, a Hong Kong-based Greater China economist at ING.
For the year, retail sales rose 10.2 percent, compared to 10.4 percent growth in 2016.
According to official figures from China's National Bureau of Statistics, 61 out of the 70 cities surveyed saw prices increases on a yearly basis.
Facebook Shares Plummet After News Feed Announcement
So yes, this is possible. "Everybody's Facebook traffic has been declining all year, so they've been de-emphasising news ". The social media platform wants to get back to basics i.e.to focus overwhelmingly on communication between user .
The economy is in the process of rebalancing away from the investment-heavy and export-dependent model that brought four decades of breakneck economic growth but left China heavily in debt.
With fixed asset-investment growth at the weakest pace since 1999, exports helped pick up the slack.
The expected moderation, still within Beijing's comfort zone given its annual growth target of around 6.5 percent, comes on the back of a cooling property sector, pollution curbs that have hit factory activity and a rise in corporate funding costs.
Fixed-asset investment excluding rural households, a key driver of domestic demand, was up 7.2% previous year, the weakest growth since 1999's 6.3%, NBS data showed.
Some analysts said they had expected the pork output number to be higher, given prices fell by around 20 percent during the year and imports also dropped. Solid exports have been a boon for Chinese policymakers.
But many analysts are skeptical about whether China's economy will continue to expand at the same pace as in 2017, given that Xi's government has imposed more steps aimed at restraining the overheated housing market and protecting the environment.
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is considering several unilateral tariff actions on steel, aluminum and China's intellectual property practices likely to draw disputes from WTO members.
The world's second-largest economy has been fighting debt for years as it tries to balance economic stability against the potential fallout from any sharp deceleration. "I think growth will be 6.6 to 6.7 per cent", said Wang Jun, chief economist at Zhongyuan Bank in Beijing.
Hawaii tries to unravel missile miscue to stave off replay
Hawaiians have been told that they'll have 20 minutes to seek shelter if a missile were launched from North Korea . He said he was still in bed when the phone started going off "like insane ". "Haha glad to know we'll all be safe".
2 escape with $7m Ritz jewellery
Diana, Princess of Wales dined at the hotel shortly before she was killed in a vehicle crash on the night of August 31, 1997. The hotel, owned by Mohamed Al Fayed, reopened last year after four years of refurbishment work.
Taylor Swift Shares 'End Game' Video
Affable and spacious, " End Game " stands out on an album primarily defined by an atmosphere of chilly, brittle isolation. Seriously, there are so many snake references! Then Swift and crosses the globe to hang with Sheeran at a karaoke lounge.
Koreas agree to string it together for Olympics
Formed in 2012, when Kim was taking power, the outfit is modeled after a western girl band and has 10 members. South Korean conservatives worry about the implications of letting the band perform at the Pyeongchang Games.