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    Smile Meaning (Economic growth)

    Dear all,
    Here is a sentence that I don't get:

    "Each new forecast of China’s economic fortunes predicts slower growth than the forecast that preceded it."

    What does it mean? Thank you very much


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    re: Meaning (Economic growth)

    What sense are you making of it?


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    Smile re: Meaning (Economic growth)

    Is this sentence saying that each new forecast gives a prediction about a poorer economic condition than that given in forecasts before? I mean, each new forecast gives us information about worse economic condition.

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    re: Meaning (Economic growth)

    Yes, that is what it's saying.

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    re: Meaning (Economic growth)

    Quote Originally Posted by tanencas View Post
    Is this sentence saying that each new forecast gives a prediction about a poorer economic condition than that given in forecasts before? I mean, each new forecast gives us information about worse economic condition.
    Yes, but remember that growth is still growth and predictions are still predictions. In other words, the later economic forecasts predict slower economic growth than the earlier ones do, but they still predict growth. Also, we cannot know now how accurate those predictions will turn out to be. Things might turn out better or they might turn out worse than predicted.


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