The coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan – a nerve centre in the global supply chain with a population of just under 11 million – and so far has claimed over 1,300 lives in China. Photo: EPA

Coronavirus: China’s clobbered economy set to slow to 4.5 per cent in first quarter but will recover, poll says

  • Reuters poll predicts China’s annual economic growth in the first quarter of 2020 to slump to 4.5 per cent from 6.0 per cent in the previous quarter
  • Drop expected to drag down the full-year growth rate in 2020 to 5.5 per cent from 6.1 per cent in 2019, its weakest since at least 1990 when comparable records began
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The coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan – a nerve centre in the global supply chain with a population of just under 11 million – and so far has claimed over 1,300 lives in China. Photo: EPA