China Nov producer prices rise 3.3 pct, highest in five years
BEIJING, Dec 9 China's November producer prices rose 3.3 percent from a year ago, the highest since October 2011, thanks to soaring prices for commodities such as coal and steel.
TOKYO, July 24 Japanese exports rose 7.4 percent in June from a year earlier, up for the fourth straight month, Ministry of Finance data showed on Wednesday, helped by a softer yen and a pickup in overseas demand. The rise in exports was smaller than a median forecast for a 10.3 percent increase in a Reuters poll of economists, and followed a 10.1 percent rise in the year to May. The trade balance came to a deficit of 180.8 billion yen ($1.8 billion), compared with economists' projection of a 160.6 billion yen deficit. It was the 12th straight month of trade deficits as higher energy import costs weighed. Exports to the United States gained 14.6 percent and those to China rose 4.8 percent. To view full tables, go to the website of the Ministry of Finance at:For more background, please see PREVIEW
TOKYO, Dec 9 Large Japanese manufacturers turned more optimistic about economic conditions in the fourth quarter but they lowered their capital expenditure plans for the current fiscal year, suggesting firms remain wary over future business conditions.
1000/1500: The Commerce Department issues Wholesale Inventories and Sales for October.