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Businesses are heading into the new year in a pretty optimistic mood, surveys will more than likely show in the coming week – pointing to a potential boost for already solid growth in the world's biggest economies.In China, the Caixin/Markit Manufacturing PMI stood flat at 51.0 last month, reflecting slowing GDP growth and indicating further modest improvement ahead.China's economy has surprised markets so far this year with a growth of nearly 6.9 percent on the back of a renaissance in long-ailing "smokestack" industries such as steel.In Japan, Markit/Nikkei Manufacturing PMI has held up above the 50 threshold for 14 consecutive months.Flash inflation in November, due Thursday, is expected to have sped up to 1.6 percent from 1.4 percent in the previous month, while prices excluding energy and food are seen increasing 1.1 percent, a similar pace as in October.
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