(Aug 28): China’s big trade surpluses hog all the headlines, but imbalances go both ways. South Korea has a US$72.2 billion ($98.2 billion) surplus with China and in fact tops a list of more than 40 nations that export more to the country than they import from it, followed by Switzerland and Australia, data compiled by Bloomberg shows. Besides commodity exporters such as Iran and machinery producers like Germany, smaller economies such as Ireland, Finland and Laos round out the tally.

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