China's GDP slows to 7.4 percent : Beijing News
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China's GDP slows to 7.4 percent : Beijing News

Beijing: China's economy expanded 7.4 percent year on year in the third quarter of 2012, slowing from 7.6 percent in the second quarter and 8.1 percent in the first, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced on Thursday.


The figure has slowed for the seventh straight quarter, but was in line with economists' prediction that third-quarter economic output would grow by between 7.4-7.5 percent in the world's second-largest economy, reported Xinhua.

The GDP reached 35.35 trillion yuan ($5.61 trillion) in the first three quarters of 2012, NBS spokesman Sheng Laiyun told a press conference.

"The GDP grew 7.7 percent in the first three quarters, and the economy is generally running stable," Sheng said. The figure was 7.8 percent in the first half.
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