Japan records smallest trade gap since June ’13

Finally, some good news for Japan: the country’s trade deficit was considerably slimmer than anticipated as exports rose at their fastest pace in eight months. The trade deficit came in at Y710bn in October, the smallest shortfall since June 2013 and down 26 per cent from Y961bn a month before. Analysts had expected the trade Read more about Japan records smallest trade gap since June ’13[…]

Japan’s Trade Deficit Edges Up

TOKYO—Japan’s trade deficit edged up in September despite a rebound in exports helped by a weaker yen and a surge in output among suppliers of Apple Inc.’s new smartphones. The latest figures, released Wednesday by Japan’s finance ministry, again demonstrate the mixed impact of a weaker currency on the nation’s trade balance. While a weaker Read more about Japan’s Trade Deficit Edges Up[…]