China's second-quarter growth slows to 6.6%: AFP poll

China's growth has slipped to a new seven-year low of 6.6% in the second quarter of 2016 despite government efforts to spur activity in the world's second-largest economyChina’s growth slipped to a new seven-year low of 6.6 percent in the second quarter, according to an AFP survey, despite government efforts to spur activity in the world’s second-largest economy. The forecast for expansion in gross domestic product (GDP), based on a poll of 17 economists, represents an easing from 6.7 percent in the first three months of the year. As the world’s biggest trader in goods China is crucial to the global economy and its performance affects partners from Australia to Zambia.

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