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Chinese imports and export fall

Chinese imports and export fall

Updated 11 July 2013, 16:50 AEST

Chinese officials have warned of a grim outlook for trade as the world's second largest economy registered a surprise fall in exports and imports in June.

The data release follows a further downgrade of global growth by the IMF.

Strong growth in China has helped power much of the region's performance in the past decade including Australia's.

With the economy slowing there's more pressure to conclude a free trade agreement between Australia and China,.

Presenter: Karon Snowdon

Speakers: James Reilly, Lecturer in International Politics at Sydney University; Eric Fishwick, head of economic research for CLSA in Hong Kong

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