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Japan's export growth falters in Sept, but trade deficit shrinks

Lower prices of imported oil and other forms of energy help to narrow its trade deficit
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 05:50
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Japanese exports to China fell again in September, as a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy weighs on the two countries' huge trading links. Overall, Japan's exports edged up 0.6 per cent by value from a year ago - much slower than economists' forecasts of a 3.4 per cent gain.

Tokyo

THE impact of China's economic slowdown continues to reverberate throughout Asia, even though the situation in the world's second-largest economy appears to be stabilising.

Underscoring this, Japan reported on Wednesday that its export growth to China and other destinations