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Growth ahead of target for Chinese economy

Growth ahead of target for Chinese economy

During a long speech at the nineteenth Communist Party Congress, China’s president, Xi Jinping, said the country’s economy grew by 6.9% in the first nine months of 2017. The government’s target for 2017 is growth of 6.5%.

Mr Xi was addressing the congress,...

ICLT celebrates record student intake

The Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) at the University of Northampton has told that a record number of students have enrolled on its programmes...

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