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Five Things Everyone Will Be Talking About Today

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What You Need to Know: China, Japan, EU GDP

Chinese stocks rally, Nikkei gives up all of its 2015 gains and Euro-area growth comes in higher than the initial estimate. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about today.

The Shanghai Composite Index ended Tuesday's session 2.9 percent higher, with all the gains coming in the last hour of trading. Late-day rallies have become a hallmark of government intervention in the stock market, with Goldman Sachs estimating that Chinese authorities have spent $236 billion propping up the market since a rout began three months ago. Growth pressures in the wider economy remain with trade data from the customs administration showing overseas shipments declined 5.5 percent from a year earlier in dollar terms.