Australia shares fall after weak Chinese trade data

April 13, 2015 6:34 AM

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SYDNEY, April 13(Reuters) - Australian shares gave up early gains to finish slightly lower on Monday after weak trade data from China deepened concerns about sputtering economic growth in Australia's No. 1 trading partner.

China's export sales contracted 15 percent in March while import shipments fell at their sharpest rate since the 2009 global financial crisis.

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