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China's economy posts slowest growth since 1999

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Jan. 18, 2013, 11:21 a.m. | World — by Reuters

A worker carries steel bars on top of the construction site of Shanghai Tower while the skyscrapers in the Pudong area are shrouded in the heavy fog in Shanghai, China. China's economy rebounded in the final quarter of 2012 but optimism was tempered by warnings the shaky recovery could be vulnerable to a possible downturn in global trade.
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BEIJING - China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 13 years in 2012, though a year-end spurt supported by infrastructure spending and a jump in trade signalled the foundation for the stable growth path Beijing says is vital for economic reform may be in sight.

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