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China exporters expect tough times as costs rise, demand falters: poll

International buyers, especially Europeans hit by a weaker euro, are ordering fewer goods and pushing for discounts

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International buyers, especially Europeans hit by a weaker euro, are ordering fewer goods and pushing for discounts

Guangzhou

MORE than half of China's exporters expect a trade slowdown to last at least six months as production costs climb and European demand weakens, according to a Reuters survey at the country's biggest trade fair.

On the opening day of the biannual Canton Fair in the Pearl

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