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  • BEIJING, Oct 13- China's September exports fell 3.7 percent from a year earlier, less than analysts had expected, while imports fell by 20.4 percent, their 11th consecutive month of decline. That left the country with a trade surplus of $60.34 billion for the month, the General Administration of Customs said on Tuesday, slightly higher than expected.

  • BEIJING, Oct 13- China's exports fell 1.1 percent from a year earlier in September in yuan-denominated terms, while imports tumbled 17.7 percent. That left a trade surplus of 376.2 billion yuan for the month, the General Administration of Customs said on Tuesday, compared with analysts' forecasts of $46.8 billion. A customs official said that China's foreign...

  • BEIJING, Oct 13- China's exports fell 1.1 percent from a year earlier in September in yuan-denominated terms, while imports tumbled 17.7 percent. That left a trade surplus of 376.2 billion yuan for the month, the General Administration of Customs said on Tuesday, compared with analysts' forecasts of $46.8 billion. China is widely expected to post its slowest...

  • How have commodity price movements affected Japan? Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | 2:40 AM ET
    How have commodity price movements affected Japan?

    Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, says lower commodity prices have helped the Japanese recovery, but could harm the country's exports.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 9- Two years ago India was a "fragile five" emerging economy growing at five percent, grappling with a severe current account deficit, near double-digit inflation, and the rupee at record lows as the U.S. Today, two years into the term of Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, the rupee has shrugged off its taper tantrum, inflation is tamed, and India...

  • Hillary Clinton opposes Obama's Pacific trade deal Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 6:29 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton opposes Obama's Pacific trade deal

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has come out against the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Germany's trade surplus narrowed to 19.6 billion euros. But following sharp declines in industrial orders and output during the month, it also suggested that waning demand from abroad, particularly China and other emerging markets is beginning to leave its mark on Germany. "Weakness in China, Brazil, Russia and other markets is having an impact."

  • TOKYO, Oct 8- Japan posted a current account surplus for the 14th straight month in August as the trade deficit narrowed and as a weak yen helped boost income from overseas investments, Ministry of Finance data showed on Thursday. The current account surplus stood at 1.65 trillion yen, up sharply from 249.4 billion yen in August last year. The boom in foreign...

  • OTTAWA, Oct 6- Canadian exports fell by the most in 3-1/ 2 years in August as cheaper commodity prices took a bite out of the energy sector, although the data did not dispel expectations that economic growth picked up in the third quarter. Canada's trade deficit widened to C $2.53 billion, data from Statistics Canada showed on Tuesday, surpassing the C $1.20 billion...

  • OTTAWA, Oct 6- Canadian exports fell by the most in 3-1/ 2 years in August as cheaper commodity prices took a bite out of the energy sector, although the data did not dispel expectations that economic growth picked up in the third quarter. Canada's trade deficit widened to C $2.53 billion, data from Statistics Canada showed on Tuesday, handily surpassing the C $1.20...

  • *U.S. trade deficit widens to $48.33 bln in Aug. Oct 6- Wall Street looked set to open lower on Tuesday as investors book profits after the S&P 500' s best 5- day run since 2011.. "We're just digesting some of the gains and that is part of the reason why markets are just slightly lower," said Paul Nolte, director of trading at Conifer Securities in New York.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- U.S. exports took a hit from an ailing global economy in August and imports from China surged, fueling the largest expansion of America's trade deficit in five months. The data released on Tuesday by the Commerce Department illustrates the U.S. economy's vulnerabilities to a strong dollar and weak demand in foreign markets, which could impose...

  • OTTAWA, Oct 6- Canada's export sector pulled back in August after two months of strong growth, helping the country's trade deficit widen to C $2.53 billion, data from Statistics Canada showed on Tuesday. Exports to the United States decreased 3.0 percent. Imports from south of the border also declined and Canada's trade surplus with the United States narrowed to...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- U.S. exports took a hit from an ailing global economy in August and imports from China surged, fueling the largest expansion of America's trade deficit in five months. The data released on Tuesday by the Commerce Department illustrates the U.S. economy's vulnerabilities to a strong dollar and weak demand in foreign markets, which could impose...

  • Australia's trade deficit widens in August Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 11:16 PM ET

    Australia's trade deficit widened in August to A$3.1 billion, data released by the country's statistics bureau showed.

  • U.S. current account narrows sharply in second quarter Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The U.S. current account deficit narrowed more than expected in the second quarter as trade receipts and investment income from abroad increased despite a strong dollar. 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, fell 7.3...

  • Japan August exports rise 3.1 pct year/year - MOF Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 7:55 PM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 17- Japan's exports rose 3.1 percent in August from a year earlier, slower than the gains in the previous month in a sign overseas demand is weakening as China's economy slows. The trade balance came to a deficit of 569.7 billion yen, versus the median estimate for a 541.3 billion yen deficit. To view full tables, go to the website of the Ministry of Finance...

  • *China to overtake Germany with biggest current a/c surplus. BERLIN, Sept 15- Germany's current account surplus may hit a new record of 250 billion euros in 2015, the Ifo think-tank said on Tuesday, prompting grumbling elsewhere in Europe, where policymakers want Berlin to boost demand to help their export sectors. Ifo forecast that China would sail past Germany...

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 15- India's merchandise exports shrank far more than expected in August, falling for the ninth month and adding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's concerns that Asia's third-largest economy may not be creating enough jobs for unemployed youth. The trade deficit marginally narrowed to $12.5 billion last month from $12.8 billion in July, helped...

  • BEIJING, Sept 8- China's August exports fell a less than expected 5.5 percent from a year earlier, while imports declined by 13.8 percent. That left the country with a trade surplus of $60.24 billion for the month, the General Administration of Customs said on Tuesday, compared with forecasts of $48.20 billion. Global investors will be closely watching China's...