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  • China’s GDP grew by 7.4 percent for the first quarter of 2014, lower than the government target of 7.5 percent, but ahead of most analyst estimates
  • First quarter Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) remained in positive territory at 50.3, while the Consumer Price Index (CPI) held steady at 2.4 percent (versus the government’s 3.5 percent target for the year)
  • ODI in non-financial sector decreased by 16.5 percent year-on-year in the first quarter, but a number of factors should propel total Chinese ODI for 2014 above levels reached in 2013
  • Inbound FDI increased by 5.5 percent year-on-year, as China’s services industry buoyed investment growth

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