Japan logs current accounts surplus for 36th straight month in June

Japan's current account surplus is one of the the broadest measure of its trade with the rest of the world. The data is keenly eyed by the Bank of Japan and the Finance Ministry ahead of new potential policy changes or monetary easing or tapering measures. ( read original story ...)

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