Japan Has Trade Surplus for 3rd Month as Imports Fall

Japan had a trade surplus of 152.5 billion yen ($1.3 billion) in November. The seasonally adjusted trade balance was a surplus of 536.1 billion yen. The results were released as the Bank of Japan begins a two-day monetary policy board meeting. The yen has ... ( read original story ...)

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