Japan's current account surplus at 10-year high
NHK -- Aug 09
Japan's Finance Ministry says the country's current account surplus for the first half of 2017 was the highest in 10 years.

The figure represents the broadest measure of a country's trade and investment with the rest of the world.

Ministry officials say the surplus came in at over 10.5 trillion yen, or about 95 billion dollars.

The trade balance for January to June was about 18.5 billion dollars in the black. The trade surplus narrowed from a year earlier, as imports grew at a faster pace than exports, mainly due to higher energy prices.

News source: NHK
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