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Japan's rising global trade surplus - a blessing but also a bane

A robust 11.3% year-on-year rise in exports in February pushes trade surplus to its highest level in seven years

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The surge in Japan's overall exports during February was led by increased shipments of car parts and electronics components, according to the seasonally adjusted data released by the Finance Ministry.

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JAPAN'S exports grew by a robust 11.3 per cent in February from the same month last year, pushing the nation's trade surplus to its highest level in seven years at 680 billion yen (S$8.57 billion) as shipments to China surged in the wake of a Chinese New Year slowdown.

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