Japan's trade deficit widened to ¥520.3B ($6.5B) in April from a shortfall of ¥84.5B in March,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japan's trade deficit widened to ¥520.3B ($6.5B) in April from a shortfall of ¥84.5B in March, as exports rose a less-than-expected 7.9%. Finmin Jun Azumi calls for the Bank of Japan to "take appropriate steps in a timely manner;" analysts believe BOJ may boost asset purchases in the coming months.