The International Monetary Fund has increased its growth forecast for China’s economy for this year by a small margin, despite the headwinds circling the global economy. Photo: Xinhau

China’s growth forecast for 2019 raised by IMF despite trade war and global downturn

  • International Monetary Fund sees global growth rebound in the second half of the year on easing of trade tensions
  • But IMF warns that risks to the forecast remain to the downside
Topic |   China economy

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The International Monetary Fund has increased its growth forecast for China’s economy for this year by a small margin, despite the headwinds circling the global economy. Photo: Xinhau
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Frank Tang

Frank Tang

Frank Tang joined the SCMP in 2016 after a decade of China economy coverage and government policy analysis.

Mark Magnier

Mark Magnier

Mark Magnier is a US correspondent based in Washington. Before joining the Post, he worked for the Wall Street Journal in China and for the Los Angeles Times in India, China and Japan. He’s covered the Chinese economy, China and India’s explosive rise and conflicts in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.