Japan October trade deficit ¥273.8B ($3.56B) vs. forecast of ¥55.6B surplus. Imports +17.9%, the...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japan October trade deficit ¥273.8B ($3.56B) vs. forecast of ¥55.6B surplus. Imports +17.9%, the 22nd rise in a row; exports -3.7%, over double expectations, hurt by EU debt crisis and Thai floods. Surplus to EU ¥100.2B, the lowest for the month since 1979. (PR)