ISTANBUL, Nov 21- Rating agency Standard& Poor's said on Friday it expected Turkey's current account deficit, its main economic weakness, to remain close to 5.3 percent of output until 2017, with falling oil prices helping the economy to rebalance. The agency, which affirmed its unsolicited BB+ rating, one notch below investment grade, said it saw elevated policy...» Read More
BERLIN, Aug 8- German imports surged at their fastest pace in over three years in June, suggesting domestic demand in Europe's largest economy remains strong in the face of political crises abroad. The trade surplus narrowed to 16.2 billion euros from 18.8 billion the previous month.
*Trade surplus $47.3 bln vs $27 bln forecast. BEIJING, Aug 8- China's surprisingly buoyant exports in July pushed its trade surplus to a record, but a drop in imports signals sluggish domestic demand that will likely call for continuing policy support to keep economic growth on track.
HONG KONG, Aug 8- The Chinese yuan appeared set to register its third consecutive week of gains as the central bank signaled it was comfortable with the stronger levels as the economy was improving.
BEIJING, Aug 8- China's exports in July jumped 14.5 percent from a year earlier, while imports fell 1.6 percent, leaving the country with a trade surplus of $47.3 billion for the month, the General Administration of Customs said on Friday.
*Trade deficit narrows to $41.5 billion in June. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday the trade gap shrank 7.0 percent to $41.5 billion, the lowest reading since January. "The improvement in June could mean a modest upward revision to the second-quarter GDP estimate," said Millan Mulraine, deputy chief economist at TD Securities in New York.
*Trade deficit falls to $41.5 billion in June. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday the trade gap dropped 7.0 percent to $41.5 billion, the lowest reading since January. Economists polled by Reuters had expected the deficit to widen slightly to $44.7 billion in June from a previously reported $44.4 billion shortfall in May.
OTTAWA, Aug 6- Canada's trade surplus soared unexpectedly to a two and a half year high C $1.86 billion in June, boosted by record exports and falling imports, Statistics Canada data indicated on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Aug 6- The U.S. trade deficit narrowed more than expected in June as petroleum imports dropped to a 3-1/ 2 year low, suggesting that trade was less of a drag on second-quarter economic growth than initially thought. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday the trade gap dropped 7.0 percent to $41.5 billion, the lowest reading since January.
JAKARTA, Aug 5- Indonesia's economy unexpected failed to gain traction in the second quarter, growing at the slowest annual pace since the last three months of 2009.. In the latest quarter, there was a trade deficit of $2.20 billion in April-June, following a surplus of $1.07 billion in the first three months of the year.
*Trade deficit $11.76 bln in June vs $11.23 bln in May. NEW DELHI, July 16- A surge in gold imports in June widened India's trade deficit to an 11- month high, adding to the uncertainty from global oil prices that could pile more pressure on its current account balance.
*Trade surplus $31.6 bln vs $35 bln forecast. BEIJING, July 10- China's trade performance improved in June but still missed market forecasts, reinforcing expectations that Beijing will have to unveil more stimulus measures to stabilise the economy and meet its 2014 growth target.
BEIJING, July 10- China's exports grew less than expected in June, offering no conclusive evidence yet on whether the economy can stabilise without additional government stimulus measures. That left China with a trade surplus of $31.6 billion, compared with May's surplus of $35.9 billion.
BEIJING, July 10- China's exports rose 7.2 percent in June from a year earlier, while imports rose 5.5 percent, leaving the country with a trade surplus of $31.6 billion for the month, the Customs Administration said on Thursday.
*C/A balance +522.8 bln yen in May vs f'cast +403.6 bln yen. TOKYO, July 8- Japan's current account logged a higher-than-expected surplus in May, government data showed on Tuesday, as the trade deficit narrowed due to a decline in imports. The surplus was 522.8 billion yen, more than the median forecast for a 403.6 billion yen surplus.
TOKYO, July 8- Japan's current account logged a higher-than-expected surplus in May as the trade deficit narrowed, government data showed on Tuesday. The surplus stood at 522.8 billion yen, against a median forecast for a 403.6 billion yen surplus. In April, the surplus stood at 187.4 billion yen.
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed a bit more than expected in May as exports jumped to a record high.
WASHINGTON, July 3- The U.S. trade deficit narrowed a bit more than expected in May as exports jumped to a record high, suggesting trade could be less of a drag on second quarter growth than earlier feared. The Commerce Department said on Thursday the trade gap fell 5.6 percent to $44.4 billion.
JAKARTA, July 1- Indonesia posted a small trade surplus in May as imports fell more than expected, helping to take some pressure off the fragile rupiah ahead of a presidential vote next week.
*June HSBC/ Markit mfg PMI at s/adj 48.4, a 10- mth low. Exports in June grew 2.5 percent over a year earlier to $47.84 billion and imports rose 4.5 percent to $42.55 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $5.29 billion, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said on Tuesday. China, the United States and the European Union are the country's top three export markets.
*May current account deficit $664 mln, vs April's $643 mln deficit. BANGKOK, June 30- Thailand's central bank signalled on Monday that Southeast Asia's second-largest economy would avoid recession this quarter and said manufacturing and consumption "started to show signs of recovery" in May.