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Mexico's unemployment rate eased for the fourth successive month in November to its lowest level since the end of last year, figures from the statistical office INEGI showed Friday. The unadjusted jobless rate fell to 4.53 percent from 4.78 percent in October. Economists had expected a figure of 4.60... Read more...

Brazil's unemployment unexpectedly rose in November after easing in the previous two months, figures from the statistical office IBGE showed Friday. The jobless rate climbed to 4.8 percent from a 10-month low of 4.7 percent in October. Economists had expected the rate to ease further to 4.5 percent.... Read more...

Hourly wages in Italy rose for the second straight month in November, figures from the statistical office ISTAT showed Friday. Wages edged up 0.1 percent month-on-month in November, same as in the previous month, after remaining unchanged in the previous three months. On a yearly basis, hourly... Read more...

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Signaling continued moderate growth through the winter, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its index of leading U.S. economic indicators increased in line with estimates in the month of November. Read more...

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While the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released a report on Thursday showing a continued increase in regional manufacturing activity in the month of December, the pace of growth in the sector slowed substantially. Read more...

Signaling continued moderate growth through the winter, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its index of leading U.S. economic indicators increased in line with estimates in the month of November. Read more...

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The U.K. budget deficit narrowed in November, yet a considerable improvement is required to meet the government's fiscal target for 2014/15. Public sector net borrowing excluding interventions declined by GBP 1.6 billion from last year to GBP 14.1 billion in November, the Office for National Statistics reported Friday. Economists had forecast the shortfall to total GBP 15.1 billion. Read more...

Ireland's factory-gate prices increased for the second straight month in November, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Friday. The output price index in the manufacturing industry, excluding VAT, climbed 0.6 percent year-on-year in November, faster than 0.3 percent rise in the previous... Read more...

Latvia's producer prices remained unchanged in November, after falling in the previous month, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. The producer price index remained unchanged annually in November, after a 0.1 percent decline in October. In September, prices climbed 0.3 percent. Domestic... Read more...

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Philippines' balance of payment showed a surplus of $712 million in the third quarter, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said Friday. This was lower by 42.9 billion from the same period last year. This decline was mainly on account of the net outflows in the financial account, a reversal of the net... Read more...

Asia Pacific investors are concerned about geopolitical tension upsetting the regional markets and feel that Abenomics will not deliver markedly higher economic growth for Japan, Fitch Ratings said on Friday, citing results of a survey. The Fitch Ratings' Asia-Pacific fixed income investor survey... Read more...

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The Bank of Japan decided to leave its monetary stimulus unchanged in order to assess the impact of its past massive easing. The unchanged stance came despite falling oil prices posing a threat to the central bank's 2 percent inflation target. The Policy Board of the BoJ on Friday voted 8-1 to maintain the annual pace of increase in the monetary base at about JPY 80 trillion. Read more...

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British retail sales growth accelerated at its fastest pace in almost 26 years in December largely driven by "Black Friday" price cuts, survey data from the Confederation of British Industry showed Friday. About 71 percent of retailers said sales volume increased from a year ago, while 9 percent... Read more...

Iceland's consumer price inflation slowed for the second straight month in December, figures from Statistics Iceland showed Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.8 percent year-on-year in December, slower than 1.0 percent rise in the previous month. On a monthly basis, consumer prices climbed... Read more...

Slovenia's output prices remained unchanged for the second straight month in November, figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Friday. Output prices remained unchanged year-on-year in November, same as in the previous month. Prices had fallen continuously since September... Read more...

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Central Bank Optimism Wanes Amid Limited Catalysts

The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a higher opening on Friday, with optimism waning following the exuberance seen in the past two sessions in the wake of benevolent policy actions from global central banks. European stocks are currently mixed, while the Asian markets closed higher for the session....
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