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  • *Trade surplus seen at $48.9 bln. BEIJING, Feb 6- China's consumer price inflation likely slowed to a five-year low in January due to falling oil prices and sluggish demand, while export growth was seen sagging, a Reuters poll showed, raising questions whether more policy stimulus is needed to combat deflationary pressures. Data out of China during January and...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 5- Low oil prices helped Canada's trade deficit to sharply widen to C $649 million in December, but in a more promising sign for the economy, export volumes surged. Statistics Canada's official release on Thursday also cut November's deficit to C $335 million from an initial C $644 million, citing a number of revisions. "This report helps to allay the doom...

  • *Trade deficit widens to $46.6 billion in December. WASHINGTON, Feb 5- The U.S. trade deficit in December widened sharply to its highest level since 2012 as a stronger dollar appeared to suck in imports and weigh on exports, which could see the fourth-quarter economic growth estimate revised lower. The Commerce Department said on Thursday the trade deficit...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 5- Canada's trade deficit almost doubled to C $649 million in December as a slide in oil prices continued to hit the value of exports, Statistics Canada said on Thursday. As a result, the trade surplus with the United States edged down to C $3.12 billion from C $3.17 billion in November. Consequently, Canada posted a C $5.17 billion trade surplus with the...

  • U.S. December trade deficit largest since 2012 Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 5- The U.S. trade deficit in December widened sharply to its highest level since 2012 as imports rose despite a lower energy bill, which could see the fourth-quarter growth estimate revised down. The Commerce Department said on Thursday the trade deficit jumped 17.1 percent to $46.6 billion, the largest since November 2012.

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 2- Brazil posted a wider-than-expected trade deficit in January even after imports and exports tumbled, government data showed on Monday. Brazil posted a surplus of $293 million for December. Brazil, which International Monetary Fund data shows is the Americas' most closed major economy, posted its first annual trade deficit in 14 years in 2014..

  • BERLIN, Feb 2- Germany's current account surplus is likely to have hit a new record of $285 billion in 2014, beating China once more, its Ifo think-tank said on Monday in a report which may fuel criticism that Europe's biggest economy is not playing its part to reduce global imbalances. Ifo, which expects another big German surplus in 2015, said China was second...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter as weak business spending and a wider trade deficit offset the fastest pace of consumer spending since 2006.. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.6 percent annual pace after the third quarter's spectacular 5 percent rate, the Commerce Department said in its first fourth-quarter...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter as weak business spending and a wider trade deficit offset the fastest pace of consumer spending since 2006.. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.6 percent annual pace after the third quarter's spectacular 5 percent rate, the Commerce Department said in its first GDP snapshot on...

  • *Dec private consumption -0.7 pct m/m, investment +0.1 pct- c.bank. *Dec current account surplus a record high $5.52 bln. BANGKOK, Jan 30- Thailand's private consumption contracted in December and investment stalled, the latest evidence that the country's growth engines remain shaky and the economy is not back on track.

  • BEIJING, Jan 22- China is closely monitoring its cross-border capital flows, the foreign exchange regulator said on Thursday, amid signs that money is leaving the world's second-largest economy as it slows. But China is able to manage risks from capital outflows as the country still posts a solid trade surplus, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange said.

  • RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK SAYS 2014 CURRENT ACCOUNT SURPLUS $56.7 BLN, TRADE SURPLUS AT $185.6 BLN.

  • *Exports to Russia for Jan-Oct period down 14 percent. BRUSSELS, Jan 15- A slight increase in exports and lower imports helped the euro zone widen its trade surplus in November, helped by a weaker euro and oil prices that are cushioning the impact of a dramatic drop in sales to Russia. The euro zone has been helped by a weaker euro that touched nine-year lows against...

  • Jan 13- Moody's Investors Service cut its rating on Venezuela by two notches to the agency's third lowest on Tuesday, citing a high risk of the country defaulting on its debt due to lower oil prices. The rating agency also forecast that Venezuela's estimated current account surplus of more than 2 percent of gross domestic product in 2014 would likely shift to a...

  • *Dec trade surplus $49.6 bln, smaller than Nov. BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Jan 13- China's December trade data beat expectations, as demand from a stronger U.S. economy helped offset weakness in Europe and Japan while Chinese bargain-shopping in commodities markets put a floor under sliding imports. Exports in December rose 9.7 percent from a year earlier in...

  • China's yuan firms on upbeat trade data, midpoint Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:07 PM ET

    HONG KONG, Jan 13- China's yuan rose against the dollar on Tuesday, encouraged by better-than-expected trade data and after the central bank set the midpoint at a two-week high. The People's Bank of China fixed the midpoint at 6.1195 per dollar prior to market open, firmer than the previous fix of 6.1233. That left the country with a trade surplus of $49.6 billion...

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Jan 13- China's exports and imports exceeded market expectations in December, a welcome sign that Beijing has found support for its cooling manufacturing sector as a stronger U.S. economy offsets weakness in Europe and Japan. That left the country with a trade surplus of $49.6 billion for the month, data from the General Administration of...

  • SHANGHAI Jan 13- China's exports in December rose 9.9 percent from a year earlier, while imports fell 2.3 percent, better than market expectations and cushioning pressure on the domestic economy from rising debt levels and a soft property sector. That left the country with a trade surplus of 304.5 billion yuan for the month, the Customs Administration said on...

  • Japan current account surplus will widen: Pro   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    Japan current account surplus will widen: Pro

    Edwin Merner, President at Atlantis Investment Research Corporation, says Japan's current account surplus will continue to increase on the back of improving trade deficits and falling oil prices.

  • BERLIN, Jan 9- German exports fell sharply in November and industrial output also declined, suggesting Europe's largest economy ended 2014 on a weak note. Seasonally-adjusted exports declined for a second consecutive month, dipping 2.1 percent, while imports pushed up 1.5 percent, narrowing the trade surplus to 17.7 billion euros, data from the Federal...