China's GDP to slow to 6.5% for 2018 - Reuters poll

According to a poll of 72 institutions by Reuters, China's GDP is expected to continue slowing into the rest of 2018.

Key highlights:

2018 GDP expected at 6.5 percent.

2019 GDP growth seen slowing to 6.3 percent.

PBOC is expected to keep benchmark lending rate at 4.35 percent until late 2019.

Rising trade tensions are cited as the common threat to Chinese growth.

Also cited is China's clamping down on financial system risk, deleveraging efforts.

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