Japan posts deep current account deficit in November

Japan recorded a much bigger-than-expected deficit in its current account in November, as the export-led economy grappled with overseas head winds and territorial tensions with China. 

The Finance Ministry said the deficit in the current account stood at US$2.5 billion. 

The current account is the broadest measure of Japan's trade with the rest of the world. 

The latest data will add to expectations the Bank of Japan will soon take fresh measures to support the economy.