BERLIN, March 11- German exports rose much more than forecast on the month in January and imports surged even more, narrowing the trade surplus, data showed on Tuesday. Figures from the Federal Statistics Office showed seasonally-adjusted exports up 2.2 percent, well above a consensus forecast for a rise of 1.4 percent.» Read More
*China's trade balance swings to deficit. NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. "The backup in yields thus far is going to create decent demand," Guy LeBas, chief fixed income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott in Philadelphia.
*Iron ore stocks in China swell to record 105 mln tonnes. SINGAPORE, March 10- Chinese steel and iron ore futures fell to their lowest levels ever on Monday after a surprise drop in exports swung China's trade balance into deficit last month and amplified fears of a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy.
*China swings to trade deficit in February, exports tumble. *China copper imports fall 30 pct in Feb vs Jan. LONDON, March 10- London copper hit an eight-month low on Monday and Shanghai contracts dropped by the 5 percent daily limit, fanned by fears over the unwinding of copper finance deals in China after its first domestic bond default last week.
Weekend data showed China's exports unexpectedly tumbled in February, with a near-20 percent year-on-year dip swinging the trade balance into deficit.
TOKYO, March 10- Japan's economic recovery suffered a blow at the end of last year and the current account deficit ballooned to a record in January, raising fears of a stumble in the world's third-largest economy as activity wilts ahead of a sales tax increase in April.
TOKYO, March 10- Japan posted a record current account deficit in January and fourth quarter growth was revised down, heightening fears of a deepening economic slowdown amid soft exports and an expected chill in demand from an increase in the sales tax.
TOKYO, March 10- Japan's current account logged a record deficit in January, Ministry of Finance data showed on Monday, as a bulging trade deficit eats into the country's balance of payments. The deficit stood at 1.589 trillion yen, against economists' median estimate of a 1.4 trillion yen deficit.
*Feb trade balance- $23 bln, vs f'cast of+ $14.5 bln. BEIJING, March 8- China's exports unexpectedly tumbled in February, swinging the trade balance into deficit and adding to fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy despite the Lunar New Year holidays being blamed for the slide.
BEIJING, March 8- A steep drop in China's exports in February was caused by seasonal distortions due to the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, the customs admistration said on Saturday. China's exports fell 18.1 percent in February from a year earlier, while imports rose 10.1 percent, producing a trade deficit of $23 billion for the month, the administration said.
*January trade deficit narrows to C $177 mln ( $161 mln. OTTAWA, March 7 (Reuters)- The Canadian economy unexpectedly lost 7,000 jobs in February, giving little reason for the Bank of Canada to change its neutral stance on interest rates after strong hiring in January had raised hopes of renewed vigor in the labor market.
WASHINGTON-- The Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade deficit for January. SMALLER DEFICIT: The forecast is that the deficit narrowed slightly to $38.5 billion in January, according to a survey by FactSet. TRADE IMPACT: In December, the deficit grew 12 percent to $38.7 billion.
BEIJING, March 4- China's export and import growth likely slowed in February, causing its trade surplus to shrink by more than half, a Reuters poll showed, reinforcing views that its economic momentum is weakening as leaders prepare to unveil key targets for 2014..
*Current account surplus $0.22 bln in Jan vs $2.53 bln surplus in Dec. BANGKOK, Feb 28- Thailand reported a fresh set of weak indicators on Friday, producing more evidence that the country's political crisis is hurting the economy and adding to pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates.
*Monthly trade deficit hits record 2.8 trillion yen. TOKYO/ WAKAYAMA, JAPAN Feb 20- Japan suffered a record trade deficit in January as growth in exports spurred by a weak yen was far outstripped by a surge in import costs, raising fresh doubts about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's strategy to spark an economic revival.
*Japan's record high trade deficit widely expected- analysts. TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan's Nikkei share average fell for a second day following declines on Wall Street as minutes of the U.S. "People have realized that the market overreacted to the BOJ's announcement," said Masashi Oda, chief investment officer at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank.
TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan suffered a record trade deficit in January as a weak yen pushed up the cost of imports and failed to substantially raise exports, suggesting that the trade-reliant economy faces a bumpy ride even as policymakers put on a brave face about the outlook.
TOKYO, Feb 20- Japanese exports rose 9.5 percent in January but imports outpaced shipments as a weak yen boosted import costs while export growth slowed, resulting in a record monthly trade gap, Ministry of Finance data showed on Thursday.
*Jan trade deficit f'cast record 2.5 trillion yen. TOKYO, Feb 14- Japan is expected to post a record trade deficit in January as a weak yen pushes up the cost of imports and as export demand slows in a cautionary note about the economic outlook, a Reuters poll showed.
*No sign of heavy USD sales despite strong trade data. *Hot money inflows may have distorted trade data. SHANGHAI, Feb 13- China's yuan edged lower against the dollar on Thursday as traders reported lower-than-expected corporate dollar sales despite data showing an unexpectedly large trade surplus in January.
*Govt debt reaches record 1,017 trillion yen last year-MOF. TOKYO, Feb 10- Japan posted its smallest current account surplus on record last year, throwing the spotlight back on Tokyo's ability to service its huge debt and exposing a danger point in an economy starting to find its feet after years of underperformance.