BEIJING: Profits earned by Chinese industrial firms rose 9.7% in November to 707.5 billion yuan (US$116.5bil) from a year earlier, slower than the annual growth of 15.1% in October, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday.
For the first 11 months of 2013, industrial profits totalled 5.33 trillion yuan, up 13.2% percent from the same period a year earlier, the bureau said on its website. (www.stats.gov.cn).
Profits had risen 13.7% in the first 10 months of the year – Reuters.
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