JAPAN'S EXPORTS FELL AT SLOWER PACE IN AUGUST

Japan's exports fell 14.8% in August from a year earlier, as demand from most regions except for China remained weak amid the pandemic.

The pace of decline was slower than July's 19.2% decline and the 15.3% drop expected by economists surveyed by data provider FactSet. That marked the 21st straight month of decline.

Exports to China rose 5.1% in August on the back of growing demand for semiconductor-manufacturing machines, nonferrous metals and cars. Meanwhile, exports to the U.S. slumped 21.3% due to declines in shipments of motors and pharmaceuticals.
 
 
Source: MarketWatch