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China's export growth slows in August but imports pick up

China's exports increased 5.5 per cent year on year in August, down from 7.2 per cent in July. Imports climbed 13.3 per cent last month, against July's 11 per cent.


CHINESE exports grew slower than forecast in August, hit by weak global demand, but analysts said on Friday that a jump in imports indicated a pick-up domestically and points to a further improvement.

The figures follow a run of broadly...

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