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China 2016 Q4 capital and financial account surplus was $46.4 bln

BEIJING, March 30 (Reuters) - China posted a final current account surplus of $11.8 billion and a surplus of $46.4 billion on its capital account and financial account in the last quarter of 2016, the foreign exchange regulator said on Thursday.

For full-year 2016, China recorded a $196.4 billion current account surplus and a $26.3 billion surplus on the capital and financial account, final data from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) showed.

China earlier posted a preliminary current account surplus of $37.6 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016, and a preliminary deficit of $37.6 billion on its capital and financial account. (Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Richard Borsuk)