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Forex pairs in this Article » EUR/USD (Bali) - The overall tone to China’s Nov trade data was quite positive, notes Sean Callow, FX Strategist at Westpac.

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"The main surprise came from the export side, where growth was 12.7% in yoy terms, versus 7.0% expected and the previous print of 5.6%. Combined with slightly weaker than expected import growth, which printed at 5.3% versus 7.0% expected and 7.6% previously, delivered a trade surplus of just under USD34bn."

"This is the largest trade surplus since early 2009 and indeed for 2013 as a whole, we are on track for the largest surplus since 2008."

"Given that CNY rose only 0.4% vs USD over the month, we suspect PBoC FX reserves rose substantially, with potential flow on support for the likes of EUR."
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