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China's October exports rise better-than-expected 5.6%

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Chinese exports grew faster than expected in October, data showed on Friday, adding to signs the economy is picking up but analysts cautioned that global headwinds could still block any further improvement. 

Visitors look at robot technology for manufacturing, on display at the China International Industry Fair in Shanghai, on November 6, 2013

The General Administration of Customs said overseas shipments expanded 5.6 percent year-on-year to $185.4 billion last month, reversing a 0.3-percent fall in September. It is also ahead of a median forecast of 1.5 percent in a poll of economists by the Wall Street Journal.

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