Japan logs record current account deficit in December

Sunday, 9 Feb 2014 | 6:58 PM ET

TOKYO, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Japan's current account logged a record deficit for December, Ministry of Finance data showed on Monday, as a weak yen inflated the cost of energy imports. The deficit stood at 638.6 billion yen ($6.25 billion), against a median forecast for 707.7 billion yen.For more background on this data, please see this PREVIEW