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  • The customs data released Monday showed a 692.8 billion yen surplus, compared with a 60.9 billion yen deficit in June 2015. Despite the recent strengthening of the Japanese yen against the U.S. dollar, export prices have fallen 14 percent from a year earlier, according to separate data from the Bank of Japan. Japan's exports to the U.S., its biggest overseas market,...

  • TOKYO, July 25- Japan's exports fell 7.4 percent in June from a year earlier, Ministry of Finance data showed on Monday, as a strong yen weighed on the value of overseas shipments. The trade balance came to a surplus of 692.8 billion yen, versus the median estimate for a 494.8 billion yen surplus. To view full tables, go to the website of the Ministry of Finance at:...

  • Turkey is largely dependent on imports for its growing energy needs and relies heavily on tourism as well as investment flows to stock and bond markets to help fund its current account deficit, which stood at over $32 billion in 2015, or about 4.5 percent of GDP. "If uncertainty persists, it will likely induce capital flight out of Turkey." Erdogan is a polarizing...

  • Import prices up 0.2 percent in June

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest numbers on June's import and export prices.

  • *UK current account gap widest ever. *UK current account deficit: http://tmsnrt.rs/29txwMw. LONDON, July 13- Sterling's plunge since Britain voted to leave the European Union was the biggest in more than 40 years, but its boost to UK exports may well be far less than after similar tumbles in 1992 and 2008..

  • *UK current account gap widest ever. *UK current account deficit: http://tmsnrt.rs/29txwMw. LONDON, July 13- Sterling's plunge since Britain voted to leave the European Union was the biggest in more than 40 years, but its boost to UK exports may well be far less than after similar tumbles in 1992 and 2008..

  • BEIJING, July 13- China's June exports fell by a more-than-expected 4.8 percent from a year earlier, while imports declined 8.4 percent, also missing estimates. That left the country with a trade surplus of $48.11 billion for the month, compared with $49.98 billion in May, the General Administration of Customs said on Wednesday. Economists polled by Reuters had...

  • *China's exports denominated in yuan rose 1.3 percent in June from the same period a year earlier, the General Administration of Customs said on Wednesday. *Yuan-denominated imports fell 2.3 percent. *That produced a trade surplus of 311.2 billion yuan.

  • TOKYO, July 8- Japan's current account surplus narrowed slightly in May from a month earlier as a strong yen curbed gains from investment overseas, while travel income hit a record surplus due to a rise in foreign tourists, government data showed on Friday. The Ministry of Finance said the current account surplus, which measures the flow of goods, services and...

  • TORONTO, July 6- The Canadian dollar strengthened against its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday, boosted by a rebound in oil prices and shrugging off domestic economic risks as Canada posted a near-record trade deficit. The loonie, as the currency is colloquially known, had weakened as investor jitters about the implications of Britain's vote to quit the European...

  • *Trade deficit rises to $41.1 billion in May. The signs of underlying strength in the economy suggested it could withstand the financial markets turbulence, sparked by uncertainty following last month's stunning vote in Britain to leave the European Union, economists said. We still don't think Brexit means that much for this economy, "said Chris Rupkey, chief...

  • *U.S. trade deficit rises to $41.1 bln vs est $40 bln. July 6- Wall Street opened lower on Wednesday as Brexit-related fears seeped back into the markets amid signs of a global economic slowdown. The British pound was at a 31- year low, while China allowed the value of the yuan to touch a 5-1/ 2 year low.

  • OTTAWA, July 6- The value of Canadian energy exports surged in May even as the industry was coping with a major Alberta wildfire, but improved oil sales were not enough to prevent the second biggest trade deficit on record, Statistics Canada data showed on Wednesday. Yet even as wildfires in the energy-producing province of Alberta forced the shutdown of several...

  • *Trade deficit rises to $41.1 billion in May. WASHINGTON, July 6- The U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected in May as rising oil prices helped to push up the import bill while exports were constrained by the lingering effects of a strong dollar. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday the trade gap increased 10.1 percent to $41.1 billion.

  • OTTAWA, July 6- Canada posted its second largest trade deficit on record in May as widespread export weakness canceled out higher shipments from the battered energy sector, Statistics Canada data indicated on Wednesday. Exports to the United States, which accounted for 78.0 percent of Canada's global total in May, rose by 3.6 percent while imports fell by 1.1...

  • LONDON, July 5- The Bank of England took steps on Tuesday to ensure British banks keep lending and insurers do not dump corporate bonds in the "challenging" period that is likely to follow the country's vote to leave the European Union. The central bank also said it was closely monitoring investors' willingness to fund Britain's large current account deficit...

  • RBA Rates

    The RBA might not necessarily signal an easing bias in its July's statement in order to cut rates in August, says Nomura Australia's Andrew Ticehurst.

  • Brexit will send UK into recession: Pro

    Charles Collyns, Institute of International Finance, discusses how Brexit will impact U.S. growth and the U.K. economy.

  • MOSCOW, June 30- The Russian central bank published revised balance of payments data for the first quarter on Thursday, showing a net capital outflow of $8.2 billion and a current account surplus of $12.6 billion. These compare with a net capital outflow of $32.9 billion and a current account surplus of $30 billion in the first quarter of 2015..

  • *Q1 current account deficit falls slightly from record high. LONDON, June 30- Britain's current account deficit remained near an all-time high in early 2016, official data showed on Thursday, highlighting its reliance on foreign financing and the risk of more pressure on its currency after it voted to leave the European Union. "It's an amber warning light,"...