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Trade slump causing big dent in global growth

OECD cites China slowdown, build-up of curbs in major economies for trade slide

China's stocks fell for the first time in three days as losses for technology companies overshadowed a rally for commodity producers.


A SLUMP in world trade growth caused partly by China's slowdown is a major factor behind the sluggishness of the global economy, said the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which predicts that economies will pick up slowly over the next two years.

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