TOKYO— Japan reports it posted a better-than-expected trade surplus in June, as imports fell nearly 19 percent, outpacing a more modest decline in exports. The customs data reported Monday showed a 692.8 billion yen surplus, compared with a 60.9 billion yen deficit in June 2015. Japan's exports to the U.S., its biggest overseas market, fell 6.5 percent in June from a... » Read More
Japan's January exports rose 17.0 percent on-year, beating expectations, suggesting a weaker yen may be boosting demand for the country's products.
Edwin Merner, President at Atlantis Investment Research Corporation, says Japan's current account surplus will continue to increase on the back of improving trade deficits and falling oil prices.
Asia's export growth has stalled since a post-financial crisis recovery, faced with a combination of weak global demand and structural changes, HSBC said.
The world's largest economy's trade deficit narrowed unexpectedly in August, due in large part to a record surge in petroleum exports.
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed a bit more than expected in May as exports jumped to a record high.
The U.S. current account deficit increased to its widest point in 1-1/2 years in the first quarter as exports slumped.
Amit Kara, U.K. economist at UBS, says the U.K.'s trade balance for February is a "little bit better" than expected but points out that the goods trade balance remains "fairly wide."
Riccardo Monti, president of the Italian Foreign Trade Agency, says there is optimism about investing in Italy, but unemployment still remains the biggest priority for the government.
Live from Bali at the World Trade Organization conference, CNBC's Lisa Oake says leaders are working on regional deals in case a multilateral trade pact fails.
CNBC's Lisa Oake reports live in Bali at the World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting after India's commerce minister called the agricultural deal on the table "half-baked."
Trade ministers are in Bali, Indonesia for the World Trade Organization's ministerial meeting. CNBC's Lisa Oake tells you what to expect.
David Roche, Global Strategist at Independent Strategy and Bob Doll, Chief Equity Strategist at Nuveen Asset Management, discuss the WTO conference in Bali.
As the World Trade Organisation kicks off its meeting in Indonesia's resort island Bali later on Tuesday, CNBC's Lisa Oake looks at what's at stake at this key conference.
Tim Lindsey, Professor of Asia Law at University of Melbourne tells CNBC's Cash Flow that Australia needs to apologize and repair its relationship with Indonesia.
Muhammad Chatib Basri, Finance Minister of Indonesia explains how the current account deficit is being reduced and rules out the prospect of capital controls.
Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, Head of Investment Strategy, Multi Assets at ING Investment Management says that the project will be more successful if it is expanded beyond just one region.
Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief southern European economist at Barclays, discusses the better-than-expected Greek GDP and how exports are "pointing in the right direction".
The Trans-Pacific Partnership could be the biggest trade deal since the World Trade Organization. But critics say it's steeped in secrecy and that makes it dangerous.
Freya Beamish, economist at Lombard Street Research, believes the Chinese trade data was inflated and that the picture is "tight" with property and asset prices beginning to overheat.
Louis Kuijs, chief China economist at RBS, questions the veracity of the Chinese exports data and says that while the global export picture is subdued, the input side looks healthier.