China Stocks Gain, Aussie Falls After Weak Trade Reports

April 13, 2015 3:14 AM

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Chinese shares rose and the Australian dollar led a retreat in commodity currencies after data showed a surprise drop in exports from the world’s second-largest economy in March. Wheat retreated.

Hong Kong’s gauge of Chinese companies listed in the city, so-called H shares, rose 1.6 percent after data showed a 15 percent slump in the dollar value of shipments. The Shanghai Composite Index added 1.4 percent. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0.2 percent by 12:12 p.m. in Tokyo. Standard & Poor’...

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