*Trade deficit falls 13.9 percent to $40.4 billion in March. If Friday's payrolls report corroborates that trend, a June rate hike certainly remains an option, "said Harm Bandholz, chief economist at UniCredit Research in New York. The Institute for Supply Management said its nonmanufacturing index rose 1.2 percentage points to a reading of 55.7 in April, with... » Read More
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Beijing is likely to face international pressure to allow its currency to appreciate faster as national trade with other countries remains robust. The FT reports.