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China data woes end STI upward streak

Worse-than-expected figures indicate further weakness in world's second-largest economy, signs of global slowdown

ASIAN markets declined broadly on Monday, following news of worse-than-expected Chinese data indicating further weakness in the world's second-largest economy and signs of a global slowdown.

For the month of December, China's exports shrank 4.4 per cent from a year earlier, the largest...