Japan Sept current account surplus +14.3 pct y/y

Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:55pm EST

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TOKYO, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Japan's current account surplus
unexpectedly rose 14.3 percent in September from a year earlier,
Ministry of Finance data showed on Monday, due to an increase in
earnings in overseas investments and profit from overseas
subsidiaries. 
    The rise in the surplus compared with a median estimate for
a 22.1 percent annual decrease. 
    The surplus stood at 587.3 billion yen ($5.93 billion),
against a median forecast for 400.0 billion yen.($1 = 99.0800 Japanese yen)
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