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China GDP grew faster than expected in Q1, industrial output jumped in March

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China's economy was unexpectedly resilient in the first quarter of this year after the government stimulus measures helped reverse a slowdown that’s rattled investors and cast doubt over the global expansion.

Gross domestic product grew 6.4 per cent in the first quarter compared with a year earlier, beating analysts' estimates of 6.3 per cent and in line with the last three months of 2018.

In March, industrial factories' output surged by 8.5 per cent from . . .

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