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  • Japan June exports rise 9.5 pct year/year - MOF Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 7:57 PM ET

    TOKYO, July 23- Japan's exports rose 9.5 percent in June from a year earlier, Ministry of Finance data showed on Thursday, in a sign overseas demand bounced back from a dip last month. The trade balance came to a deficit of 69.0 billion yen, versus the median estimate for a 5.4 billion yen surplus. To view full tables, go to the website of the Ministry of Finance at:...

  • This isn't the end of Greek drama: Expert Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 7:32 PM ET
    This isn't the end of Greek drama: Expert

    Jason Brady, Head of Fixed Income & Managing Director at Thornburg Investment Management, doesn't expect the Greek citizens to willingly accept the new harsh measures outlined in the bailout deal.

  • China June exports rise 2.8 pct y/y, beating forecasts Sunday, 12 Jul 2015 | 10:53 PM ET

    BEIJING July 13- China's June exports exceeded analyst expectations, rising 2.8 percent from a year earlier, while imports fell by 6.1 percent, both figures handily beating forecasts. The totals left the country with a trade surplus of $46.54 billion for the month, the General Administration of Customs said on Monday, compared with a poll forecast of $55.7...

  • BEIJING, July 13- China's exports, denominated in yuan, rose 2.1 percent in June from a year earlier, the General Administration of Customs said on Monday. That produced a monthly trade surplus of 284.2 billion yuan. In the first six months, yuan-denominated exports edged up 0.9 percent, while imports tumbled 15.5 percent, creating a trade surplus of 1.61 trillion...

  • BERLIN, July 9- German exports rose at their fastest pace this year in May and the trade surplus hit a record high, boosting expectations that Europe's largest economy will pull off stronger growth in the second quarter after expanding modestly in the first. Seasonally adjusted exports climbed unexpectedly by 1.7 percent on the month while imports increased...

  • German exports post strongest monthly rise of the year Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 2:00 AM ET

    BERLIN, July 9- German exports rose at their fastest pace this year in May, boosting expectations that Europe's largest economy will pull off stronger growth in the second quarter after expanding modestly in the first. Seasonally-adjusted exports climbed by 1.7 percent on the month while imports increased by 0.4 percent, widening the trade surplus to 22.8...

  • OTTAWA, July 7- Canada's trade deficit widened to its second-largest on record in May as non-energy exports fell, fueling expectations the Bank of Canada could cut interest rates as early as next week to support an economy at risk of recession. Energy products exports rose 1.3 percent, but non-energy exports, which the Bank of Canada is hoping will help drive...

  • WASHINGTON, July 7- The U.S. trade deficit widened in May, fueled by a drop in exports that could heighten concerns over weak overseas demand and a strong U.S. dollar. The Commerce Department reported on Tuesday that the trade gap grew $1.2 billion to $41.9 billion. That was less than the $42.6 billion deficit expected by analysts and suggests Wall Street...

  • OTTAWA, July 7- Canada's trade deficit widened in May to its second-largest on record as exports fell for the fifth month in a row in another gloomy sign for the economy, data from Statistics Canada showed on Tuesday. Canada posted a trade deficit of C $3.34 billion, the eighth consecutive month of deficits and exceeding the C $2.50 billion deficit economists had...

  • U.S. trade deficit widens on fall in exports Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    The increase in the trade gap to $41.9 billion, announced on Tuesday by the Commerce Department, was less than analysts had expected. That suggests Wall Street economists, who expected a $42.6 billion deficit, might raise slightly their forecasts for economic growth in the second quarter. Also since then, Europe's economy has been on shaky ground and the...

  • Brazil posts June trade surplus of $4.5 bln Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 2:10 PM ET

    BRASILIA, July 1- Brazil had a trade surplus of $4.527 billion in June, government data showed on Wednesday, above market estimates for a surplus of $4 billion. The country posted a trade surplus of $2.76 billion in May. After running a deficit at the start of 2015, Brazil's trade balance has turned positive with a surplus of $2.222 billion in the first six months of...

  • *Exports to U.S., China up, those to EU fall. Exports from Asia's fourth-largest economy fell 1.8 percent in June from a year earlier to $47.0 billion, while imports slumped 13.6 percent to $36.7 billion, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said, producing a record trade surplus of $10.2 billion. "We'll keep seeing falls in exports throughout the third quarter...

  • BEIJING, June 30- China's trade deficit in services widened to $18.3 billion in May, as Chinese tourists continued to spend more abroad than foreigners visiting the country, the foreign exchange regulator said on Tuesday. For the first five months, China had a deficit of $76.7 billion in services trade and a surplus of $207.8 billion on trade in goods, producing a...

  • China May services trade deficit $18.3 bln Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 9:53 PM ET

    BEIJING, June 30- China posted a $18.3 billion deficit on trade in services in May and a deficit of $76.7 billion in the first five months of 2015, the foreign exchange regulator said on Tuesday.

  • *May trade surplus $2.42 bln vs poll's $500 mln surplus. BANGKOK, June 26- Thailand reported poor trade numbers for May, showing that the country's long-sputtering growth engine still is not helping the struggling economy get on track. Exports, which equal more than 60 percent of the economy, fell 5.01 percent in May from a year earlier, the Commerce Ministry said on...

  • *May trade surplus $2.42 bln vs poll's $500 mln surplus. BANGKOK, June 26- Thai exports dropped more than forecast in May and imports had their biggest tumble in nearly six years, emphasizing how the country's traditional growth engine of trade is not giving the struggling economy any help. Many of Thailand's imported materials are assembled into completed...

  • Thai May exports fall 5 pct y/y, imports tumble 20 pct Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 12:16 AM ET

    *Poll had forecast May exports at -2.9 pct y/y. *May trade surplus $2.42 bln vs poll's $500 mln surplus. BANGKOK, June 26- Thai customs-cleared trade data from the Commerce Ministry:.

  • SEOUL, June 25- The South Korean government said on Thursday it will pass a supplementary budget to counter economic fallout from the ongoing outbreak of Middle East. The finance ministry said the supplementary budget woud be part of measures to "reinforce finances" by more than 15 trillion South Korean won. The current account surplus is expected to reach $94.0...

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- The U.S. current account deficit widened in the first quarter to its highest level since 2012 likely due to the negative impact of a strong dollar on overseas profits and exports. The Commerce Department said on Thursday the current account deficit, which measures the flow of goods, services and investments into and out of the country,...

  • Japan May exports rise 2.4 pct year/year - MOF Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 7:54 PM ET

    TOKYO, June 17- Japanese exports rose 2.4 percent in May from a year earlier, up for the ninth straight month, Ministry of Finance data showed on Wednesday, underscoring a gradual recovery in external demand. The rise compared with a 3.5 percent increase expected by economists in a Reuters poll. That brought the trade balance to a deficit of 216.0 billion yen,...