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China June trade beats expectations on robust demand, but headwinds eyed

Reuters  |  BEIJING 

By Yawen Chen and Ryan WooBEIJING (Reuters) - China posted stronger-than-expected June trade figures on Thursday, bolstered by firm global demand for Chinese goods and robust appetite for construction materials at home, but local curbs on lending could weigh on imports later this year.Exports from the world's second largest economy rose 11.3 percent from a year earlier, while imports expanded 17.2 percent, both beating analysts' expectations, official data showed.While exports benefited from solid demand for electronics and industrial goods, a growing trade surplus, particularly with the ...

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 12:02 IST