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China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in seven years in the first quarter, but indicators from the consumer, investment and factory sectors point to nascent signs that the slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy may be bottoming out.

Official data on Friday showed gross domestic product (GDP) grew 6.7 percent in the first quarter from the previous year, in line with analyst forecasts and easing slightly from 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter.

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