China has cut its growth target this year. The world’s second-largest economy aims to expand by 6.5%, the premier announced at the opening of the annual meeting of parliament.
The country had set a target of 6.5% to 7% last year, and achieved 6.7%, supported by record bank loans, a speculative housing boom and billions in government investment.
“The fundamentals of the Chinese economy remain sound, the capital adequacy ratio and provision coverage of commercial banks remain high, and we have many financial tools and instruments that can be used. We have the confidence, the ability, and the means to forestall systemic risks,” announced Li Keqiang, Chinese Premier.
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