Asia Economy

Japan posts 15th straight current account surplus

Robot assembler work on cars during the assembly process at Nissan Motor Company's Kyushu Plant on November 23, 2007 in Kiyakyushu, Japan.
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Japan posted a current account surplus for the 15th straight month in September as the trade balance swung to a surplus, Ministry of Finance data showed on Tuesday.

The current account surplus stood at 1.47 trillion yen ($11.95 billion), up from a 978.0 billion yen surplus in September last year. The median forecast was for 2.2 trillion yen.

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