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Japan: Trade Deficit Refuses to Shrink

October 22nd, 2014
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Econintersect:  The devalued yen was supposed to make Japan's exports grow suficiently to more than offset increased cost of imports.  The trade deficit was supposed to decrease.  Something has happened to the trade deficit reduction formula because the… more »

Japan: Trade Balance Deficit Increases 19%

August 20th, 2014
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Econintersect:  An unexpected rise in imports has pushed the Japanese trade balance deeper into deficit. Imports Exports rose modestly from June's ¥5,940 billion ($57.8 billion)  to ¥6,189 billion ($60.2 billion) in July 2014.  This was a pretty good… more »

Japan: Exports Falter Again

March 20th, 2014
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Econintersect:  Japan saw an increase in exports (year-over-year) of 9.8% in February, up from 9.5% in January.  While this may sound good, expectations had been for an increase of 12.4% in a poll of economists by Reuters.  The decline of the yen since e… more »

Japan Reports Record Trade Deficit

February 20th, 2014
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Econintersect:  On the heels of a disappointing GDP number 3 days ago, it should not be surprising that Japan recorded the largest trade deficit in its history for January 2014.  The GDP report was dragged down by an outsized increase in imports accompan… more »

Japan GDP Falters

February 17th, 2014
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Econintersect:  Weak exports shot a hole in Japan's GDP growth in 4Q/2014.  The quarter-over-quarter gain came in at 0.3%, less than half of what had been expected.  The latest result matched the growth achieved in each the second and the third quarters.… more »

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