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China second quarter GDP growth seen at 7.5 percent: government think-tank

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's annual economic growth could slow to 7.5 percent in the second quarter, largely due to curbs on the property sector and headwinds from external demand, the State Information Center, a government think-tank, said in a report published on Friday. Full story

Hawaii predicts faster economic growth

Hawaii is predicting faster economic growth this year and next, and the tourism industry continues to welcome more visitors and construction increases. Full story

China risks fresh demand downturn, trade data shows

BEIJING (Reuters) - China risks a fresh downturn in demand for goods from its massive factory sector, with weaker than expected exports and stalling headline import growth signaling that government spending is the crucial factor keeping the economy moving. Full story

Job-creating foreign investment in U.S. lags

(Reuters) - Foreign investment in the United States is ebbing and beefing it up is critical for economic growth as each job at a foreign company's U.S. unit supports three others, the Organization for International Investment said on Thursday. Full story

Wholesale stocks data points to Q1 GDP downgrade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stocks of unsold goods at wholesalers rose modestly in March, according to government data on Wednesday that suggested a downward revision to the initial first-quarter growth estimate. Full story

UK govt to focus on economy, reform House of Lords

Wearing a crown studded with glittering jewels, Queen Elizabeth II set out Britain's new legislative agenda in opulent style Wednesday — but announced a frugal program aimed at boosting economic growth and overhauling the unelected House of Lords after decades of delays. Full story

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