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Japan reported a current account surplus of ¥2.08 trillion ($19 billion) in February, with the figure having shrunk from a year ago due to a smaller trade surplus and a stronger yen, government data showed Monday.

Despite a 28.7 percent drop in the current account surplus the country managed to stay in the black for the 44th straight month, as the nation continued to benefit from strong earnings from foreign investment.

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