Freya Beamish, economist at Lombard Street Research, believes the Chinese trade data was inflated and that the picture is "tight" with property and asset prices beginning to overheat.» Read More
TOKYO, April 18- Japanese exports rose 1.1 percent in March from a year earlier, up for the first time in two months, but the country logged a trade deficit for the ninth straight month amid higher costs of energy imports, Ministry of Finance data released on Thursday showed.
*Lipper data shows India focused equity fund net outflows of $7 bln in 2012. Chidambaram is in the United States seeking foreign investment for India's ailing economy, the third-largest in Asia, before making his way to Washington for the annual spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
NEW DELHI, April 14- India's finance minister will seek to drum up foreign investment from the United States and Canada this week to fund a record high current account deficit, even as policymakers debate the risks of over-reliance on foreign investors to finance the gap.
*China posts trade deficit; domestic demand jumps. LONDON, April 10- Copper dipped on Wednesday, giving up some gains from the previous session when it hit two-week highs, as some traders locked in profits and other investors remain concerned about sluggish demand.
*Trade data showed unexpected China deficit in March. *China brokers A-shares hurt by reported IPO fraud. HONG KONG, April 10- Hong Kong shares rose in anemic turnover on Wednesday with mainland China markets sluggish after data showed the world's second-largest economy unexpectedly had a trade deficit in March.
BEIJING- China posts a mild trade deficit of $884 million in March as a forecast-busting 14.1 percent year-on-year surge in imports eclipses export growth of 10 percent, signalling domestic demand is gathering steam needed to drive economic recovery. (CHINA-ECONOMY/TRADE, moved, by Aileen Wang and Nick Edwards, 1,100 words).
*China imports beat forecast, hints at recovering domestic demand. China saw a mild trade deficit of $884 million in March as a forecast-busting 14.1 percent year-on-year surge in imports eclipsed export growth of 10 percent, signalling that domestic demand was gathering the steam needed to drive economic recovery.
*Trade data shows China deficit in March, cuts early HK gains. *China brokers A-shares hurt by reported IPO fraud.
*China imports rise in March, exports nearly match forecast. China recorded a mild trade deficit of $884 million in March as imports surged way ahead of market expectations, growing 14.1 percent year on year, while annual export growth of 10.0 percent were largely in line with forecasts.
BRASILIA, April 8- Brazil's trade balance has worsened considerably this year, but a sudden jump in the import of capital goods points to a coming recovery in industrial production as businesses invest in new machinery to drive Latin America's largest economy.
TOKYO, April 8- Japan's current account registered a surplus for the first time in four months in February as a weaker yen boosted overseas investment income to offset a persistent trade deficit caused by higher fuel imports and still sluggish exports.
TOKYO, April 8- Japan's current account balance swung to a surplus for the first time in four months in February as a weaker yen boosted overseas investment income to offset a persistent trade deficit caused by higher fuel imports and still sluggish exports.
TOKYO, April 8- Japan's current account balance swung to a surplus in February for the first time in four months, Ministry of Finance data showed on Monday, with hefty income gains offsetting a persistent trade deficit caused by fuel imports and dull exports.
*Canada unexpectedly sheds 54,500 jobs in March. *Canada trade deficit rises to C $1.02 billion. OTTAWA, April 5- Canada posted the single worst monthly jobs loss in more than four years in March, another sign the economy is struggling to cope with weak foreign markets and a strong Canadian dollar.
WASHINGTON, April 5- The U.S. trade gap narrowed unexpectedly in February as crude oil imports fell to their lowest level since March 1996 and overall exports increased slightly, a U.S. Commerce Department report on Friday showed. The consensus estimate of Wall Street analysts surveyed before the report was for the trade gap to widen slightly to $44.6 billion.
*Indonesia posts $330 million Feb trade deficit. And while core inflation is better behaved, the inflation spike raises the risk of a Bank Indonesia rate increase at the next meeting, "said Chua Hak Bin, economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Singapore.
*Posts $330 million Feb trade deficit. JAKARTA, April 1- Indonesia had another trade deficit in February and the inflation rate last month accelerated, underlining the challenges that face a new central bank governor and whoever replaces him as finance minister of Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
JAKARTA, April 1- Indonesia revised its trade deficit figure for January to $70 million from $170 million previously, the statistics bureau said on Monday. The revision came as the statistics bureau put the value for January exports at $15.37 billion, down slightly from $15.39 billion previously, and imports at $15.44 billion, versus $15.55 billion previously.
MUMBAI, March 28- India said on Thursday it would do what was needed to tackle its current account deficit, after heavy oil and gold imports together with muted exports drove the gap to a record high in the December quarter.
MUMBAI, March 28- India's current account deficit widened to a record high 6.7 percent of GDP in the December quarter, driven by heavy oil and gold imports and muted exports, in a worse-than-expected performance that will keep the rupee currency under pressure.