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Trade Balance

The balance of trade (or net exports, sometimes symbolized as NX) is the difference between the monetary value of exports and imports of output in an economy over a certain period. It is the relationship between a nation's imports and exports. A favourable balance of trade is known as a trade surplus and consists of exporting more than is imported; an unfavourable balance of trade is known as a trade deficit or, informally, a trade gap. The balance of trade is sometimes divided into a goods and a services balance.

Articles About Trade Balance

Stock Market
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon July 10, 2014

By Comsec

After a solid night in US Aussie market lifted from the open of trade and by the close ended higher. The All ordinaries Index added 12.1points to 5454.3 points with most sectors closing higher. (Jul 10)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, UNEMPLOYMENT, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL, WOOLWORTHS

U.S. one-hundred dollar bills are seen in this photo illustration at a bank in Seoul August 2, 2013. Picture taken August 2, 2013.
Australian Dollar Outlook -07 July 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar opens this morning little changed from Friday's levels as trading was very quiet due to the US Independence Day holiday. (Jul 07)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CHINA, FEDERAL RESERVE, UNEMPLOYMENT, IMF, AIG

Tony Abbott at New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon July 2, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian share market rebounded solidly on Wednesday, following another record high for US blue-chip stocks during Tuesday's trade. (Jul 02)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA

Global Markets Overview – June 10, 2014

By IG Markets

Yesterday's trade balance from China might be the first nominal piece of data that could confirm targeted easing is taking effect. May exports rose more-than-expected, by 7%, as overseas shipments ramped up on the back of improving signs from Europe and the US. (Jun 10)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, UNEMPLOYMENT, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GDP, AUSTRALIA

China reforms
Global Markets Overview – 5/12/14

By IG Markets

Asia is about to see the 'new normal' from the region's superpower over the coming years as Chinese President Xi Jinping publicly stated the nation will have to adapt to the slower pace of growth on the weekend. (May 12)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GDP, CONGRESS

Nikkei Stock Exchange
Global Markets Overview – 5/6/14

By IG Markets

With Japan still closed for public holidays by observing Greenery Day, Australia's May data day will be the biggest market macro news on the boards. (May 06)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, UKRAINE

Global Markets Overview – 4/9/14

By IG Markets

The NASDAQ broke its three-day rout with a 0.9% rise as Google, Facebook and eBay added 2%. The S&P and the Dow also broke its four-day downtrend, which will see support for the broader market, particularly the information technology space. However, ... (Apr 09)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INVESTMENT

Australian Dollar Outlook - 03 March 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar has traded in a narrow range overnight ahead of Thursday's batch of economic news. (Apr 03)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, UNEMPLOYMENT, RETAIL SALES, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL

Australian Dollar Outlook - 7 March 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar continued its strong run following more positive domestic data yesterday. (Mar 07)

MORE TOPICS: UNEMPLOYMENT, RETAIL SALES, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Japan's interior minister, Toshimitsu Motegi, (L) investigates a contaminated water tank at Fukushima.
Japan Posts Record Trade deficit, Sluggish Exports Dim Outlook

By Reuters

Japan suffered a record trade deficit in January as a weak yen pushed up the cost of imports and failed to substantially raise exports, suggesting that the trade-reliant economy faces a bumpy ride even as policymakers put on a brave face about the outlook. (Feb 20)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, BANK OF JAPAN