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China plenum leaves economists guessing

Markets fall as investors remain unimpressed with outcome of top leaders' meeting
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 06:00
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Main takeaway: The four-day plenum held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing pledged a decisive role for market forces, but it failed to specifically mention the dismantling of state-owned enterprises. - PHOTO: REUTERS

THE conclusion of a highly anticipated top leadership meeting in China has left more questions than answers in its wake, with markets falling on the news. Reactions were mixed at best yesterday after China's leaders concluded a four-day Communist Party plenum and unveiled what was meant to be a