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China releases a fresh set of terrible data. China’s 2018 trade surplus with the world fell to $351.76 billion, its lowest since 2013, according to data released Monday by China’s General Administration of Customs. However, its 2018 trade surplus with the US swelled to a record $323.32 billion, the data showed. Global markets are under pressure. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng (-1.38%) led the losses in Asia and Britain’s FTSE