Japan Bank Lending Rises 0.7% In January

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Overall bank lending in Japan was up 0.7 percent on year in January, the Bank of Japan said on Wednesday, standing at 396.734 trillion yen.

That follows the 0.5 percent increase in December.

Including trusts, bank lending added an annual 0.6 percent to 459.176 trillion yen. That matched analyst expectations following the 0.4 percent gain in the previous month.

Lending from foreign banks plummeted 28.9 percent on year to 2.246 trillion in January. That follows the revised 32.1 percent contraction in December.

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UK Inflation Gauge Declines In January – BRC

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Overall shop price inflation in the United Kingdom declined in January to 1.4 percent from 1.7 percent in December, the British Retail Consortium said Wednesday.

BRC said food inflation declined in January to 3.7 percent from 4.2 percent in December.

Non-food inflation fell to zero from 0.3 percent in December.

"With the impact of the 2011 VAT rise finally gone from annual comparisons these figures show how retailers are holding down prices for customers despite a range of upward pressures," said BRC Director General Stephen Robertson. "Even though retailers are facing higher transport and property costs, overall non-food prices are exactly the same as a year ago."

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Pound Steady After BRC Shop Price Index Report

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The British pound held steady against major currencies after the releasing of BRC shop price index data in early Asian trading on Wednesday. The British Retail Consortium reported that Overall shop price inflation fell to 1.4% in January from 1.7% in December.

As of now, the sterling is trading at 1.5894 against the US dollar, 122.04 versus the yen, 0.8337 against the euro and 1.4504 versus the Swiss franc.

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Japan Current Account Surplus Y303.5 Billion In December

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Japan saw a current account surplus of 303.5 billion yen in December, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday, down 74.7 percent on year.

That was well shy of forecasts for a surplus of 340.1 billion yen and a 71.2 percent annual contraction. It also follows the 138.5 billion yen surplus and the 85.5 percent decline on year in November.

The trade balance reflected a deficit of 145.8 billion yen - also missing forecasts for a shortfall of 135.0 billion yen following the 585.1 billion yen deficit in the previous month.

Exports were down 7.0 percent on year to 5.443 trillion yen, while imports climbed 9.8 percent on year to 5.689 trillion yen.

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*UK January Shop Price Index Down 0.3% To 1.4% – BRC

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UK January Shop Price Index Down 0.3% To 1.4% - BRC

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Nikkei up 0.61 Pct , Kospi up 0.18 Pct at Mkt Open

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Uk Brc Shop Price Inflation 1.4 Pct Yy in Jan,(pvs 1.7 Pct)

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Yen Little Changed After Current Account Balance, Trade Balance Data

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Following the release of current account balance data and trade balance data, for the month of December, the Japanese yen showed little changes against major rivals during early Asian deals on Wednesday. Japan posted a current account surplus of 303.5 billion yen in December, the Ministry of Finance said today. On annual basis, the current account surplus of 9.628 trillion yen.

At present, the yen is trading near 101.75 against the euro, 76.80 versus the US dollar, 122.05 against the British pound and 84.19 versus the Swiss franc.

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*Japan 2011 Exports -1.9% On Year; Imports +15.0% On Year

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Japan 2011 Exports -1.9% On Year; Imports +15.0% On Year

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*Japan 2011 Trade Deficit Y1.608 Trillion

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Japan 2011 Trade Deficit Y1.608 Trillion

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