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China's December imports growth weakest in a year, exports beat forecast

Reuters  |  BEIJING 

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's exports and imports growth slowed in December after unexpectedly surging in the previous month, adding to signs of ebbing economic growth as the government extends a crackdown on financial risks and factory pollution.December exports rose 10.9 percent from a year earlier, beating analysts' forecast of a 9.1 percent increase, but cooling from a robust 12.3 percent gain in November, official data showed on Friday.Imports grew an even slower pace of 4.5 percent year-on-year in December, the General Administration of Customs said, which was the weakest since they rose ...

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 10:29 IST
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