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2018 OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2018 Issue 1

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The OECD Economic Outlook is the OECD's twice-yearly analysis of the major economic trends and prospects for the next two years. The Outlook puts forward a consistent set of projections for output, employment, prices, fiscal and current account balances.

Coverage is provided for all OECD member countries as well as for selected non-member countries. This issue includes a general assessment, a special chapter on policy challenges from closer international trade and financial integration, and a chapter summarising developments and providing projections for each individual country and a statistical annex.

 

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China

Growth is set to soften somewhat in 2018‑19, as exports ease and investment slows. The current account surplus is projected to stabilise. Infrastructure investment, a major growth driver in recent years, is projected to slow further amid tightening monetary conditions and a more rigorous approval process for local government investment.

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