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China economy maintains growth and Senegal's rice forecast for 2017

Business Africa

China economy maintains growth

China vows to contain corporate debt levels as inflation heats up.

The country’s GDP for 2016 is expected to be around 6.7 percent, as Beijing attempts to maintain solid and more balanced economic growth while avoiding destabilising asset bubbles.

Micheal Dibie and Bridget Ugwe report.

Senegal’s 2017 rice forecast

Rice is a staple food in Senegal. The west African state produced 950,000 tons of rice in 2016.

Poor timing of crop management interventions because of the late arrival of inputs or delay in harvesting previous crops leads to important losses.

Nevertheless, the country’s government is aiming to achieve self-sufficiency before the end of 2017.
Here is more with Elayne Wangalwa, Barbara Loundou.

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