China could hit 9% growth, but for how long?

A return to government investment is expected to prime the pump in the first half of the year; the question is how long Beijing can keep it up.

David Carbon

David Carbon, chief economist at DBS in Singapore, has a simple message China is back. He argues that we could see Chinese GDP growth hit 9% this calendar year. The reason Government investment, he told the Asia-Pacific Corporate Funding Forum arranged by FinanceAsia and The Corporate Treasurer last week.

He says Western malaise is now irrelevant, noting that for the past four years,...

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