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...

Irrational fear risks depriving Europe of the benefits of trade

Written by Katinka Barysch See on FT: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/53563c12-5b9e-11e4-a674-00144feab7de.html#ixzz3IwXgpzoV The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership now being hammered out between the US and the EU is shaping up to be one of the boldest free...

Irish exporters upbeat about outlook for 2015 – survey

More than 70 per cent of exporters reported an increase in exports in 2014 compared with 62 per cent last year while nearly 85 per cent expect exports to rise in 2015, a new survey shows. The Export Ireland Survey, by the Irish Exporters Association (IEA) and Grant...