China’s economic growth should exceed 7.5 percent this year, deputy central bank governor Yi Gang was quoted by Xinhua as saying, the latest expression of confidence from Beijing that the world’s No. 2 economy is steadying.
Yi was quoted as saying on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund meeting that growth could hit 7.6 percent, and that the government had the nation’s shadow banking system and its debt problems under control.
“I think for this year we’re going to have certainly above 7.5 percent growth rate,” Yi was reported by Xinhua to have said in Washington. “Maybe 7.6 percent (or) something like that.”
After cooling in 12 of the past 14 quarters, China’s economy is finally showing signs of stabilization, helped in part by government measures to shore up growth, including lowering taxes for small firms and quickening infrastructure spending.
Growth in exports, which had slumped last year, is also picking up on a firmer U.S. economy.
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