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China August imports up 1.5%, exports down 2.8%

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 05:50

Beijing

CHINA'S trade figures surprised on the upside with imports stalling their almost two-year drop in August.

Last month, China's imports rose 1.5 per cent year-on-year in US dollar terms. That compares with a 12.5 per cent drop in July.

Exports were also better than

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