Japan current account balance back in black

Business / Economy Sep 8, 2014

Japan current account balance back in black

The nation's current account balance was in the black for the first time in two months in July, hitting ¥416.7 billion as the income from foreign investments rose to a record high for the month, outweighing the trade deficit, the government said Monday. Imports increased ...

Editorials May 20, 2014

Shrinking current account surplus

Japan's current account surplus for fiscal 2013 falls sharply from the peak reached just six years ago, indicating that the old export-driven model of economic growth may be over.

Business / Economy 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 widest ...

Securities investments buoy current account

Business / Economy 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 billion, ...