Japan posts record-thin current-account surplus

02/10/2013 | Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan)

For the second year running, Japan's current-account surplus shrank, narrowing 50.8% in 2012 to the smallest margin since comparable data began to be compiled in 1985, the Finance Ministry reported. Japan also posted a record trade deficit of ¥5.81 trillion, up sharply from ¥1.62 trillion yen in 2011.

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