GDP has been growing but at a slower pace. A weaker yuan led to a 2015 spike in U.S. exports, but waning confidence in the currency and distrust in the regime underlines the country's economic future. Capital is fleeing the country, and foreign investors have shown less interest than they once did. Foreign reserves have been used to support the currency, but only as a stopgap. Observers believe open and more transparent markets are necessary to support the economy long term.
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