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
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

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
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
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