Japan's six-month current account surplus quadruples

Japan's current account is the broadest measure of its trade with the rest of the world, including both goods and services, tourism and returns on foreign investmentJapan said Tuesday its current account surplus more than quadrupled in the six months to September thanks to an improving trade picture and buoyant returns on the country’s investments abroad. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power nearly three years ago with a mandate to rejuvenate the world’s third-largest economy and end years of deflation-fuelled lethargy. Japan’s current account is the broadest measure of its trade with the rest of the world, including both goods and services, tourism and returns on foreign investment.

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