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China factory data show economy perking up

A man rests on a motorcycle in front of an advertisement in central Shanghai in this October 18, 2012 file photo. China's economy is finally regaining traction, official and private sector factory surveys showed on November 1, 2012, although the recovery remains sluggish with the latter recording its 12th straight month of slowing growth. REUTER/Aly Song/Files

A man rests on a motorcycle in front of an advertisement in central Shanghai in this October 18, 2012 file photo. China's economy is finally regaining traction, official and private sector factory surveys showed on November 1, 2012, although the...more

A man rests on a motorcycle in front of an advertisement in central Shanghai in this October 18, 2012 file photo. China's economy is finally regaining traction, official and private sector factory surveys showed on November 1, 2012, although the recovery remains sluggish with the latter recording its 12th straight month of slowing growth. REUTER/Aly Song/Files
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An investor puts his feet onto the back of a chair in front of an electronic board displaying stock information at a brokerage house in Hefei, Anhui province in this October 26, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

An investor puts his feet onto the back of a chair in front of an electronic board displaying stock information at a brokerage house in Hefei, Anhui province in this October 26, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

An investor puts his feet onto the back of a chair in front of an electronic board displaying stock information at a brokerage house in Hefei, Anhui province in this October 26, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer/Files
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