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Danske Bank analysts suggest that following the US-China phase-one deal, the IMF is set to revise its China GDP forecast higher for 2020 to around 6% from 5.8% and was the message from the new IMF Director Kristalina Georgieva in an interview with Caixin.

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“We have also seen other houses revise their forecasts higher on the back of the deal. Consensus seems to be forming around 6% growth in 2020.”

“The signal coming out of the recent China Economic Work Conference was also that the new growth target for 2020 will be around 6%. It will not be revealed officially, though, until the National People’s Congress starting on 5 March.”