World Economy

New Growth Engines

New Growth EnginesNew Growth Engines

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for “new growth engines” to counter slowing growth in the world’s second largest economy, Xinhua reported late on Friday. The comments came as China unexpectedly cut interest rates for the first time in more than two years to help support its economy, heading for its slowest expansion in 24 years. With factory growth stalling and a decelerating property market hurting demand for steel, cement and several other products, Beijing is under pressure to drive new areas of growth. China should help people to set up their own businesses and speed up the development of new business models, Li said.