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  • WASHINGTON, March 19- The U.S. current account deficit tumbled to a 14- year low in the fourth quarter as exports touched a record high, a government report showed on Wednesday. The Commerce Department said the current account gap, which measures the flow of goods, services and investments into and out of the country, narrowed to $81.1 billion.

  • *Trade deficit Y800 bln, vs record Y2.8 trln in Jan. TOKYO/ OTSU March 19- Japan's annual export growth in February was short of market expectations and a Bank of Japan policymaker warned about the outlook as the world's third-largest economy faces a sales tax hike next month that could dent economic activity.

  • *Trade deficit Y800 bln, vs record Y2.8 trln in Jan. TOKYO/ OTSU March 19- Japan's annual export growth in February was short of market expectations and a Bank of Japan policymaker warned about the outlook as the world's third-largest economy faces a sales tax hike next month that could dent economic activity.

  • *Trade deficit Y800 bln, vs record Y2.8 trln in Jan. TOKYO, March 19- Japan's annual export growth in February was well below market expectations, but business confidence remained steady over the month- although that may not last too long.

  • German exports, imports surge in January Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    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.

  • China's exports unexpectedly tumbled in February, falling 18.1 percent from a year earlier and swinging the trade balance into deficit. The data underscored recent concerns about the outlook for China's economy, even though the Lunar New Year holidays were blamed for the slide.

  • China's exports unexpectedly tumbled in February, falling 18.1 percent from a year earlier and swinging the trade balance into deficit. The data underscored recent concerns about the outlook for China's economy, even though the Lunar New Year holidays were blamed for the slide.

  • *Iron ore stocks in China swell to record 105 mln tonnes. SINGAPORE, March 10- Chinese steel futures hit record lows and spot iron ore prices posted the biggest one-day fall in over four years on Monday after China's trade balance swung into deficit and amplified fears of a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy.

  • *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.

  • Japan Jan current account deficit widens to record Sunday, 9 Mar 2014 | 7:56 PM ET

    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.

  • 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.