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German exports plunge in May

There was an unexpected fall in exports from Germany in May and imports barely rose, further indicators of slowing growth in Europe's largest economy.

There was an unexpected fall in exports from Germany in May and imports barely rose, further indicators of slowing growth in Europe's largest economy.

Business

China's April exports & imports fall cooling recovery hopes

China's exports and imports fell more than expected in April, underlining weak demand at home and abroad and reducing hopes of a recovery in the world's second-largest economy.

China's exports and imports fell more than expected in April, underlining weak demand at home and abroad and reducing hopes of a recovery in the world's second-largest economy.

Business

March's trade gap drags US economy down into the red

The US trade gap has jumped to its highest level in six years after imports surged following the end of a ports dispute on the west coast. The

The US trade gap has jumped to its highest level in six years after imports surged following the end of a ports dispute on the west coast. The

Business

Japan export growth slows despite falling yen

Japanese exports rose less than expected in November despite a sharp fall in the value of the yen which should spur overseas sales. Exports

Japanese exports rose less than expected in November despite a sharp fall in the value of the yen which should spur overseas sales. Exports

Business

China trade figures for September surpass expectations

Official data has shown China’s exports and imports for the month of September far higher than expected. Exports were 15.3 percent higher than last

Official data has shown China’s exports and imports for the month of September far higher than expected. Exports were 15.3 percent higher than last

Business

WTO raises projected growth prospects but adds a note of caution

The World Trade Organisation has raised its forecasts for global trade for 2014, but said it did not expect a return to historic highs until next

The World Trade Organisation has raised its forecasts for global trade for 2014, but said it did not expect a return to historic highs until next

Business

German exports fall

German exports tumbled in July, along with industrial output, but at the same time imports rose though not by a much as forecast. That underscores

German exports tumbled in July, along with industrial output, but at the same time imports rose though not by a much as forecast. That underscores

Business

Trade troubles for Japan

The weaker yen is working both for and against Japan. The country ran its third-biggest trade deficit ever in July – the equivalent of 7.79

The weaker yen is working both for and against Japan. The country ran its third-biggest trade deficit ever in July – the equivalent of 7.79

Business

Japan's exports sound warning note for economy

Japan’s September exports fell by more than the median forecast, 10.3%, and the Bank of Japan governor today said the economy was “leveling

Japan’s September exports fell by more than the median forecast, 10.3%, and the Bank of Japan governor today said the economy was “leveling

Business

German imports and export slide

German imports fell sharply for the second time in three months in June and exports also dropped. It is a further sign the eurozone crisis is

German imports fell sharply for the second time in three months in June and exports also dropped. It is a further sign the eurozone crisis is

Business

Surprise Chinese trade surplus in March

A rise in exports meant China returned to a trade surplus in March – and exports to the United States were particularly strong. Imports into China

A rise in exports meant China returned to a trade surplus in March – and exports to the United States were particularly strong. Imports into China

Business

Eurozone and US hit China trade balance

China has recorded its first trade deficit for 11 years, according to official figures. The world’s second largest economy posted a deficit of

China has recorded its first trade deficit for 11 years, according to official figures. The world’s second largest economy posted a deficit of

Science_technology

Interactive window shopping

We have all heard of window shopping, noses pressed against the glass, counting down the hours till pay day but how about interactive shop displays

We have all heard of window shopping, noses pressed against the glass, counting down the hours till pay day but how about interactive shop displays

News

China's economic growth weakens

Growth in the world’s second biggest economy, China, slowed to its weakest pace for two and a half years at the end of 2011. In the fourth quarter

Growth in the world’s second biggest economy, China, slowed to its weakest pace for two and a half years at the end of 2011. In the fourth quarter

Business

China's trade surplus narrows

China’s trade surplus shrank slightly last year to the equivalent of 125 billion euros. Export growth fell, hit by weaker demand from key export

China’s trade surplus shrank slightly last year to the equivalent of 125 billion euros. Export growth fell, hit by weaker demand from key export

Business

Germany has record-breaking exports

German exports hit their highest ever monthly record in March, bringing in more than 98 billion euros. These figures are an indication of the

German exports hit their highest ever monthly record in March, bringing in more than 98 billion euros. These figures are an indication of the

Business

Japan's exports slide after earthquake

Japan’s exports fell in March more than economists had expected. That is a sign that shipments will continue to weaken and hurt economic growth after

Japan’s exports fell in March more than economists had expected. That is a sign that shipments will continue to weaken and hurt economic growth after