The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the deficit in the current account rose to $100.3 billion in the third quarter, up 1.9 percent from a revised $98.4 billion deficit in the April-June period. In the April-June period, the government had fined the French bank BNP Paribas $9 billion for violating sanctions against Iran, Sudan and Cuba.» Read More
*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.
BEIJING, June 30- China will maintain a current account surplus in the near-term, while keeping it at low level, China's foreign exchange regulator said on Monday.
*Sees 2014 current account surplus at $11.7 bln vs $0.7 bln surplus earlier. BANGKOK, June 27- Thailand's central bank cut its export growth forecast for this year to 3.0 percent from 4.5 percent, raised its inflation forecast and said this year's current-account surplus should be much larger than earlier projected.
*May had trade deficit of $810 mln, poll predicted $300 mln surplus. BANGKOK, June 26- Thai exports fell more than expected in May, showing that a pillar of the economy remains weak and underscoring the tough task the military government faces kick-starting growth after seven months of political turmoil.
The U.S. current account deficit increased to its widest point in 1-1/2 years in the first quarter as exports slumped.
Amit Kara, U.K. economist at UBS, says the U.K.'s trade balance for February is a "little bit better" than expected but points out that the goods trade balance remains "fairly wide."
Riccardo Monti, president of the Italian Foreign Trade Agency, says there is optimism about investing in Italy, but unemployment still remains the biggest priority for the government.
Live from Bali at the World Trade Organization conference, CNBC's Lisa Oake says leaders are working on regional deals in case a multilateral trade pact fails.
CNBC's Lisa Oake reports live in Bali at the World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting after India's commerce minister called the agricultural deal on the table "half-baked."
Trade ministers are in Bali, Indonesia for the World Trade Organization's ministerial meeting. CNBC's Lisa Oake tells you what to expect.
David Roche, Global Strategist at Independent Strategy and Bob Doll, Chief Equity Strategist at Nuveen Asset Management, discuss the WTO conference in Bali.