Economic Reports Trade Balance

  • TOKYO, Oct 24- Japanese government bonds were mostly down on Monday in quiet trade ahead of a 20- year sale. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Finance will auction 1.1 trillion yen of 20 year JGBs, followed by a sale of 2- year notes on Thursday. Data issued early on Monday showed Japan's trade balance at a surplus of 498.3 billion yen, versus the median estimate of a 341.8...

  • TOKYO, Oct 24- Japan's exports fell 6.9 percent in September from a year earlier, down for a 12th straight month, Ministry of Finance data showed on Monday, in a sign of sluggish external demand. The result compares with the median forecast for a 10.4 percent fall in a Reuters poll of economists, and follows a 9.6 percent decline in August. The trade balance swung to a...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21- Malaysia is banking on domestic demand and a recovery in global commodities prices to help it grow slightly faster in 2017 and reduce its large budget deficit. The government projects that Southeast Asia's third-largest economy should grow 4-5 percent next year. Malaysia's current account surplus is expected to shrink further-...

  • MUMBAI, Oct 20- India's overseas purchases of gold likely hit a nine-month high in October, as a flip in domestic prices to a premium prompted banks and refiners to resume imports ahead of the festival season, industry officials told Reuters. While higher purchases could widen India's trade deficit given bullion accounts for a major chunk of its imports, they...

  • PARIS, Oct 18- France's northern port of Rouen usually bustles in October with wheat-laden ships destined for distant markets but the worst harvest in three decades means there is no chance this year of a trade boost from one of its most reliable exports. France's overall trade balance has retreated from a record deficit reached in 2011, fuelled by the fall in...

  • PARIS, Oct 18- France's northern port of Rouen usually bustles in October with wheat-laden ships destined for distant markets but the worst harvest in three decades means there is no chance this year of a trade boost from one of its most reliable exports. France's overall trade balance has retreated from a record deficit reached in 2011, fuelled by the fall in...

  • PARIS, Oct 18- France's northern port of Rouen usually bustles in October with wheat-laden ships destined for distant markets but the worst harvest in three decades means there is no chance this year of a trade boost from one of its most reliable exports. France's overall trade balance has retreated from a record deficit reached in 2011, fueled by the fall in the...

  • Facts show US economic performance weak: Michael Porter

    We are not taking action on any of the fundamental problems in our country, says Michael Porter, Harvard Business School, explaining why the U.S. needs a national economic strategy. And Porter explains why he gives Hillary Clinton a slight edge on economic policy over Donald Trump.

  • *Trade surplus $41.99 bln, vs f'cast $53 bln. BEIJING, Oct 13- China's September exports fell 10 percent from a year earlier, far worse than expected, while imports unexpectedly shrank 1.9 percent after picking up in August, suggesting signs of steadying in the world's second-largest economy may be short-lived. That left the country with a trade surplus of $41.99...

  • BEIJING, Oct 13- China's September exports fell 10 percent from a year earlier, far more than markets had expected, while imports unexpectedly shrank 1.9 percent after an encouraging bump up in August, official data showed on Thursday. That left the country with a trade surplus of $41.99 billion for the month, the General Administration of Customs said.

  • Bajaj Auto

    The first six to 12 months after the GST introduction could be chaotic, but it's theoretically a positive, says Bajaj Auto Chairman Rauhl Bajaj.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 5- Canada's trade deficit in August shrank to its lowest level in eight months on stronger non-energy exports, offering further evidence the economy rebounded strongly in the third quarter. Statistics Canada on Wednesday said the deficit, the 24th in a row, was C $1.94 billion, down from a revised C $2.19 billion shortfall in July and less than the C...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 5- The U.S. trade deficit rose more than expected in August as a rise in imports offset higher exports. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday the trade gap widened 3 percent to $40.73 billion. The July trade deficit was revised to $39.55 billion from a previous $39.47 billion.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 5- Canada's trade deficit in August shrank to C $1.94 billion, the lowest for eight months, as exports posted a third consecutive gain and imports stayed flat, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday. Exports to the United States, which took 74.7 percent of all Canadian exports in August, fell by 1.6 percent while imports slipped by 0.1 percent.

  • Trade deficit

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on trade

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 5- The U.S. trade deficit rose more than expected in August as a rise in imports offset higher exports. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday the trade gap widened 3 percent to $40.73 billion. Exports to China rose 2.6 percent and were up 1.2 percent to the European Union.

  • Must Read: Deutsche Bank's tough lesson

    The "Worldwide Exchange" crew discusses some of the morning's top attention-grabbing headlines, including a piece in the Financial Times written by Martin Wolf titled, "Deutsche Bank offers a tough lesson in risk," and a Wall Street Journal article titled, "How to make trade work for everyone."

  • BEIJING, Sept 30- China is expected to maintain "relatively big" account surplus in the second half this year, helped partly by demand from Western countries during the holiday season in the latter part of 2016, the country's foreign exchange regulator said on Friday. China posted a final current account surplus of $64.1 billion in the second quarter of this year...

  • Aramco (Saudi national oil company) offshore oil rig 'Marjan 2' in the Persian Gulf.

    The slump in energy prices means oil-producing countries face a “clear need” to diversify their economies and improve competitiveness, WEF says.

  • BEIJING, Sept 27- China's trade deficit in services widened to $25.4 billion in August from $22.5 billion in July, the foreign exchange regulator said on Tuesday. August's deficit was largely due to a $23.2 billion spending gap between the Chinese, who splurge more abroad than foreign tourists in China, data from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange...