• Bloomberg


Japan’s current account surplus narrowed by a record amount in June as exports fell and higher oil prices pushed up the import bill.

The surplus shrank 67.4 percent to ¥493.9 billion from ¥1.52 trillion a year earlier, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday. The median estimate of 29 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News was for the gap to decrease to ¥494.7 billion.

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