WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter, but other details of Thursday's report hinted at some loss of momentum in activity.
* Jan-Aug trade deficit $1.70 bln vs $3.48 bln gap yr ago
reactors after the Fukushima disaster in 2011, fell during the month as oil prices moderated . Still, the August trade deficit came in less than what analysts had expected as exports contracted only marginally compared to the July figures
mode, with ratings just modestly above 50. Trade on Target to Aid Third-Quarter GDP Growth; Then Watch Out The trade deficit shrank surprisingly in July, creating some fears that the deficit might rebound in August. It did not. The deficit
WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. trade gap unexpectedly narrowed in August to its smallest level in seven months on an increase in exports, supporting views of sturdy economic growth in the third quarter.
TORONTO, Oct 3 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar weakened to a session low against the greenback on Friday as investors were taking in separate reports that showed a trade deficit in Canada for August,...
SAO PAULO, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Brazil posted a trade deficit of $939 million in September, its first monthly deficit after six straight positive results this year, government data showed on...
SAO PAULO, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Brazil posted a trade deficit of $939 million in September, its first monthly deficit after six straight positive results this year, government data showed on Wednesday.
Japan tankan business confidence on Wednesday; weekly jobless claims, factory orders on Thursday; international trade deficit , jobs report [ +213,000-215,000 ], unemployment rate [6.1%] on Friday. See consensus estimates here
revised data could easily paint a different picture in just another month or two. Other data next week includes the trade deficit (likely flat with lower oil prices offsetting potentially huge iPhone imports) and construction spending (likely