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Economy

Japan current account surplus rises 75% on falling energy prices

November marks 65th month in a row for Japan to finish with a surplus

Declining shipments of vehicles and construction machinery to the U.S. helped to pull down Japan's November exports by 10.2%, to 6.24 trillion yen.

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's current account surplus increased 75 percent in November from a year earlier as imports fell more steeply than exports amid declining energy-related prices in the reporting month, government data showed Tuesday.

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