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Trade deficit widens in August by biggest margin in five months

Strongest USD in over 12 years, emerging economies' weakness hinder sales prospects for US companies

Washington

THE US trade deficit widened in August by the most in five months as imports picked up and weaker overseas growth limited sales to customers abroad.

The gap increased 15.6 per cent to US$48.3 billion from a revised US$41.8 billion in July, the Commerce Department

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