China's economic growth cooled slightly in the fourth quarter from a year earlier as expected, weighed down by weak investment and faltering consumer confidence as Washington piled on trade pressure, leaving 2018 growth the weakest in 28 years.
* Q4 GDP +6.4 pct y/y (f'cast +6.4 pct, prev +6.5 pct)
* Q4 GDP +1.5 pct q/q (f'cast +1.
5 pct, prev +1.6 pct)
* 2018 GDP +6.6 pct vs 2017's +6.8 percent
* Dec industrial output +5.7 pct y/y (f'cast +5.3, Nov +5.4)