The wrong word

August 12, 2010

US trade gap widens sharply in June

CHINA-ECONOMY/YUANWASHINGTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – The U.S. trade deficit widened a surprising 18.8 percent in June on a surge of consumer goods from China and other suppliers, while U.S. exports fell, a government report showed on Wednesday.

The desperate trade data is likely to intensify calls in the U.S. Congress for China to move more aggressively to raise the value of its currency against the dollar.

Do you mean “disparate?”

Mel

Yes, that’s what we meant: GBU Editor

An employee counts Yuan banknotes at a Bank Of China branch in Hefei, Anhui province April 6, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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