China trade figures down, but outlook up. | Asia Pacific

China trade figures down, but outlook up.

China trade figures down, but outlook up.

Updated 11 December 2012, 15:56 AEDT

The grim state of many economies is having an impact on the world's second largest economy.

China's trade slowed in November compared to a month earlier.

But domestic investment has helped economic activity pick up with analysts saying a steady recovery will continue next year.

For commodity exporters like Australia that's also good news.

Correspondent: Karon Snowdon

Speakers: Ligang Liu, Chief Economist for Greater China, ANZ Bank; Simon Crean, Minister for Regional Affairs; Craig James, Chief Economist, Commsec


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