|Chennai||Rs. 24840.00 (-0.36%)|
|Mumbai||Rs. 25460.00 (-0.16%)|
|Delhi||Rs. 25450.00 (2.21%)|
|Kolkata||Rs. 25000.00 (0%)|
|Kerala||Rs. 24700.00 (0%)|
|Bangalore||Rs. 25050.00 (1.42%)|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 24930.00 (1.63%)|
: The U.S. trade deficit narrowed 21 percent in December from November to $38.6 billion because energy exports rose and oil imports plummeted. It was the lowest trade gap in nearly three years.
ENERGY SHRINKS DEFICIT: Total exports rose 2.1 percent to $186 billion, driven in part by record exports of gasoline, diesel and other fuels. Imports declined 2.7 percent to $225 billion. Oil imports plunged to 223 million barrels — the fewest in 15 years.
SIGN OF GROWTH: The smaller deficit suggests the economy grew in the October-December quarter instead of shrinking as the government estimated last week.