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China's economy isn't slowing down yet

Photographers take pictures of containers at a port in Hong Kong on August 7, 2013. Chinese exports are up 5 percent.

This morning, China reported strong trade numbers for July -- exports were up 5 percent from a year earlier. The news is helping quell worries that the world's second largest economy is slowing down.

"You're starting to see that a lot of construction is continuing, so you're going to continue to see commodity prices being a lot stronger than a lot of analysts expected," says Sean Rein, managing director of the China Market Research Group in Shanghai. "That's good news for the Australian dollar and a lot of the economies around the world that have grown reliant on China's fast growth."

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Stacey Vanek Smith is a senior reporter for Marketplace, where she covers banking, consumer finance, housing and advertising.
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