China looks to spending to help sustain recovery

The effect of Chinese government spending on infrastructure projects is set to kick in to buoy the economy once stimulus from monetary easing wears off, analysts say, as the National Bureau of Statistics prepares to report 7.8% growth for the fourth quarter. However, the looser money policy is considered likely to be sustained as inflation moderates. Separately, the Ministry of Commerce says the goal this year will be to accelerate foreign trade in line with China's overall growth.

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