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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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Robot assembler work on cars during the assembly process at Nissan Motor Company's Kyushu Plant on November 23, 2007 in Kiyakyushu, Japan.

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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