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The nation’s current account surplus for 1997 grew 59.8 percent to 11.44 trillion yen, rising for the first time in four years, according to provisional figures released Thursday by the Finance Ministry.

The balance of trade in goods and services marked a surplus of 5.8 trillion yen, surging 150.4 percent to log the first annual rise since 1993.

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