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Monkey business: As China tourists tighten belt, retailers face unhappy New Year

By Jarni Blakkarly and Stella Tsang SYDNEY/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Watching a lone browser in his Sydney Chinatown shop, Bing Chen is worried business is being squeezed this Lunar New Year by what's ailing the world economy at large - the weakest Chinese economy in 25 years. In years gone by, Chen would stay open until the wee hours, selling kangaroo skins and Australian wool to crowds of Chinese …