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Engie Brasil said it expects to announce the new sale notice of the Sao Paulo state-owned power company CESP to decide whether or not to take part in the company's privatization auction. "Now that it has a term of more than 20 years, it is a more interesting asset, but an offer should depend very... Read more...

Former Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski informed Lava Jato's parliamentary commission that he should provide with all the information on his performance as a public official during the administration of former president Alejandro Toledo to the Public Prosecutor's Office of the country. The... Read more...

Brazilian steelmaker Usiminas is expected to raise its prices for the distribution grid in June if commodity prices in the international market continue to rise slightly and the exchange rate remains at current levels, said the company's CEO, Sergio Leite, in a conference call with analysts. According... Read more...

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The government of Taiwan will introduce regulations on the country's bitcoin market under anti-money laundering (AML) rules by November. A legal framework to control cryptocurrencies will be finalized before the visit of the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering in November, Taiwan Central News Agency quoted the country's justice minister Chiu Tai-san as saying at an anti-money laundering event Read more...

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The European Parliament has passed with overwhelming majority a proposal by the European Council to introduce strict regulation for virtual currencies, like Bitcoin, to prevent them being used for money laundering and terrorism financing. The EU Parliament had reached an agreement with the European Council in December to bring cryptocurrencies under "closer regulation." The MEPs supported the de Read more...

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Often one comes across the term "SHILL" in crypto forums. To SHILL a coin or SHILLING means to promote it by providing misinformation with the hope of boosting the price. Usually this is done by someone who holds the coin and wants its price to appreciate. Read more...

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Spain's foreign trade deficit decreased in February from a year ago, as exports grew faster than imports, preliminary figures from the Economy Ministry showed Friday. The trade deficit narrowed to EUR 2.2 billion in February from EUR 2.6 billion in the corresponding month last year. Exports climbed... Read more...

Hungary's employee wage growth eased at a faster-than-expected pace in February, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Friday. Gross earnings advanced 11.9 percent year-over-year in February, slower than the 13.8 percent rise in January. Economists had expected the growth to... Read more...

Turkey's consumer confidence improved slightly in April after weakening in the previous month, survey data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed Friday. The consumer confidence index climbed to 71.9 in April from 71.3 in March. The financial situation expectation of household index fell... Read more...

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Japan's tertiary industry activity showed no variations in February, in line with expectations, data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed Friday. On a monthly basis, the tertiary industry activity index remained flat in February after a 0.4 percent decrease in January. Among... Read more...

Overall consumer prices in Japan were up 1.1 percent on year in March, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That was in line with expectations and down from 1.5 percent in February. Core CPI, which excludes volatile food prices, gained an annual 0.9 percent - again... Read more...

Japan will on Friday release consumer price data for March, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Overall nationwide CPI is expected to rise 1.1 percent on year, slowing from 1.5 percent in February. Core inflation, which excludes volatile food prices, is called higher by an... Read more...

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The shareholders of the Brazilian food company, the pension funds of Petrobras and Banco do Brasil, and Ab?lio Diniz, chairman of BRF's board of directors, reached an agreement to elect Pedro Parente and Augusto Marques da Cruz Filho as chairman and vice-president, respectively, of the company's board... Read more...

The President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, warned dissidents of the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group that "the one who does not comply with the [peace] agreements on matters of legality should be submitted to the ordinary courts and duly punished, so that there... Read more...

Brazil's largest private-sector electricity producer Engie's net profit grew 8.6% in the first quarter from a year before, to R$ 489.3 million. Net revenue rose 16.4% in the same comparison and totaled R$ 1.9 billion. Gross electricity output fell 2.8%, to 4,630 average megawatt (MWa). Total electricity... Read more...

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Time (et)
Economic Indicator
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Country
Sunday ,Apr.22
20:30
PMI Manufacturing
APR P
 
 
53.1
Japan
Monday ,Apr.23
Official Foreign Reserves
FEB
 
 
$ 836.67 M
Switzerland
M3 Money Supply (M-o-M)
FEB
 
 
0.2 %
Switzerland
M3 Money Supply (Y-o-Y)
FEB
 
 
3.7 %
Switzerland
03:00
PMI Manufacturing
APR P
 
53
53.7
France
03:00
PMI Composite
APR P
 
 
56.3
France
03:00
PMI Services
APR P
 
56.5
56.9
France
03:30
PMI Composite
APR P
 
 
55.1
Germany
03:30
PMI Services
APR P
 
53.5
53.9
Germany
03:30
PMI Manufacturing
APR P
 
57.5
58.2
Germany
04:00
PMI Manufacturing
APR P
 
56
56.6
Eurozone
04:00
PMI Composite
APR P
 
 
55.2
Eurozone
04:00
PMI Services
APR P
 
54.5
54.9
Eurozone
08:30
Wholesale Sales (M-o-M)
FEB
 
 
0.1 %
Canada
09:45
PMI Composite
APR P
 
 
54.2
United States
09:45
PMI Services
APR P
 
 
54.0
United States
09:45
PMI Manufacturing
APR P
 
 
55.6
United States
10:00
Existing Home Sales - Sales
MAR
 
5.48 M
5.54 M
United States
10:00
Existing Home Sales - Price
MAR
 
 
241.7 K
United States
10:30
CB Coincidence Index
FEB
 
 
0.2 %
Australia
10:30
CB Leading Index
FEB
 
 
-0.1 %
Australia
21:30
CPI (Y-o-Y)
Q1
 
1.9 %
1.9 %
Australia
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