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China Export Gains Understated on Fake-Data Distortions: Economy

China is poised to post its first slowdown in export growth in three months, a result that may understate the strength of demand after fake reports inflated figures in the year-earlier period.

Growth from last month through April 2014 will be “depressed” because of a high basis for comparison, Credit Agricole CIB says. Overseas shipments probably grew 5.5 percent in September from a year earlier, according to a Bloomberg News survey ahead of tomorrow’s customs-administration report in Beijing, down from August’s 7.2 percent and 9.8 percent in September 2012.