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Japan posted a current account surplus for the 29th straight month in November as the value of imports fell more than exports due to the rise of the yen’s value from a year earlier, the government said Thursday.

The surplus in the current account, one of the widest gauges of a country’s international trade, rose 28 percent from a year earlier to ¥1.42 trillion ($12.34 billion), the Finance Ministry said in a preliminary report.

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