China’s economy got another boost from foreign trade last month, with exports posting modest growth, though the recent surge in the yuan’s value is starting to weigh on Chinese exporters. China’s exports increased 5.5% from a year earlier in August, according to customs data released Friday. Some economists said the pace, while lower than July’s 7.2% rise and the 6.0% forecast in a poll of economists, is steady enough to help prop up growth in the world’s second-largest economy.
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