Christoph Kober interviews Catherine Yeung, investment director at Fidelity International in Hong Kong about the Chinese GDP numbers released on April 15. She's expecting continued volatility in the world's second biggest economy.
The word's third-largest economy has grown by a much stronger rate than expected by analysts, fresh figures from the government have shown. The expansion came on the back of stronger domestic demand.
In the second quarter of 2017, the German economy grew slightly less than expected by economists as slowing trade dampened an overall expansion which was driven by strong household spending and rising state expenditure.
The top US trade negotiator has described China's industrial policies as a "very serious problem." US President Donald Trump has accused China of cheating the US economy out of "hundreds of billions of dollars."
Intellectual property (IP) is back in focus after US President Trump asked his trade office to look into the issue of China allegedly stealing American technology and IP, and eroding US firms' competitive edge.
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