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Euro zone expands trade surplus despite protectionist calls

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By Francesco GuarascioBRUSSELS (Reuters) - The euro zone increased its trade surplus with the rest of the world in March with both exports and imports rising markedly, in a sign that global commerce has so far not been hampered by protectionist calls.The European Union statistics office Eurostat said on Tuesday the 19-country currency area recorded a 30.9 billion euro ($34.1 billion) surplus in March in its goods trade balance with states outside the bloc, according to data not adjusted for seasonal factors.The March surplus is nearly double that of February when the bloc has a positive ...

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