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South African economists shrug at Nigeria growth jump

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South Africa remains the most important economy in the continent despite being overtaken by Nigeria as Africa's biggest, South African economists said. 

Shoppers at the new South African retail giant outlet Shoprite in Kano, Nigeria, on March 20, 2014

The result of a long awaited rebasing of Africa's most populous nation showed that Nigeria's GDP of $453 billion in 2012 was higher than South Africa's $384 billion.

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