The forecast is still within the growth target range of 6 per cent to 6.5 per cent set by Beijing in March. Photo: AP

China’s 2019 economic growth forecast cut by IMF as risks and uncertainties of US trade war remain

  • The International Monetary Fund downgraded its prediction to 6.2 per cent having only raised it to 6.3 per cent two months ago
  • The Trump administration has since increased existing tariffs on Chinese imports and threatened further duties on the remaining goods
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The forecast is still within the growth target range of 6 per cent to 6.5 per cent set by Beijing in March. Photo: AP
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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.

Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.