Japan’s Current-Account Surplus Slides as Orders Point to Slump

Japan’s Current-Account Surplus Slides as Orders Point to Slump

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A worker operates a forklift to move a container at a shipping terminal in Tokyo. The excess in the widest measure of the nation’s trade shrank 62.6 percent from a year earlier to 215.1 billion yen ($2.7 billion), the Ministry of Finance said in Tokyo today. T