Oct 8, 2013

Current account surplus tumbles

As the depreciation of the yen and growing demand for energy drove up import costs, the nation’s current account surplus in August plunged 63.7 percent from a year earlier to ¥161.5 billion, government data showed Tuesday. The balance of international payments, one of the ...

Jul 8, 2013

Japan logs current account surplus for fourth straight month

Japan logged a current account surplus for the fourth consecutive month in May as growth in direct investment income outweighed a trade deficit triggered by a rise in fossil fuel imports, government data showed Monday. The surplus in the balance, one of the widest ...

Securities investments buoy current account

Apr 9, 2013

Securities investments buoy current account

Japan logged its first current account surplus in four months in February, with profits from the securities investments income account outweighing the trade deficit, preliminary data showed Monday. The surplus in the balance, one of the widest gauges of international trade, stood at ¥637.4 ...