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China's economy expanded at a steady pace at the end of 2017, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Thursday. Gross domestic product climbed 6.8 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter, the same pace of growth as seen in the third quarter. The rate was forecast to slow to 6.7 percent. In...

Dutch export growth accelerated in November to the highest level in five months, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Thursday. The volume of exports advanced 9.4 percent year-over-year in November, well above the 5.1 percent rise in October. Moreover, the latest rate of growth...

Dutch unemployment rate remained stable in December, after falling in the previous two months, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Thursday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 4.4 percent in December, the same rate as in November. In the corresponding month last year,...

New Zealand's house prices increased in December from a year ago, while the volume of sales decreased notably, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand reported Thursday. The national median house price index climbed 5.8 percent year-over-year to NZ$550,000 in December. Median prices increased 1.9...

House prices in majority of the Chinese cities increased in December, the National Bureau of Statistics said Thursday. On a monthly basis, house prices climbed in 57 cities out of 70 surveyed by the government. In November, prices had advanced in 50 cities. Prices decreased in 7 cities and remained...

Japan's industrial production increased less than initially estimated in November, latest figures from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed Thursday. Industrial production rose at a stable rate of 0.5 percent month-over-month in November, just below the 0.6 percent increase reported...

Australia's inflationary expectations remained unchanged in January, survey data from the Melbourne Institute showed Thursday. The expected inflation rate came in at 3.7 percent in January, the same rate as in the previous month. The weighted proportion of respondents expecting the inflation rate...

unemployment-021010.jpg The unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.5 percent in December, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That was above forecasts for 5.4 percent, which would have been unchanged from November. The Australian economy added 34,700 jobs last month to 12,440,800,...

Ibovespa, the benchmark stock market index in Brazil, rose 1.7% Wednesday to 81,189.47 points, a new settlement record, influenced by a "rampant euphoria," said Codepe Corretora's chief economist José Costa. According to him, there is a steady foreign capital inflow in Brazilian stock markets which keeps...

The leader of the Revolutionary Alternative Forces of the Common (FARC), Rodrigo Londoño, alias Timoshenko, is expected to return from Cuba, where he was under medical treatment, to launch his campaign for President of Colombia next January 27. His campaign companion will be Imelda Daza, who joined...

The Argentinean economic activity index fell by 0.58% in December over the previous month, according to the report of the Torcuato Di Tella University. On an annual basis, the index posted a 13.71% growth. "The probability of entering a recessive phase in the next six months is of 49.3%," the report...

Colcap gained 0.10% Wednesday, trading at 1,540.60 points near the end of the session, boosted by Ecopetrol on the eve of a new re-balancing of the main index of the Colombian Stock Exchange. Marcela Ramírez, an analyst at Acciones & Valores, noted that the other shares traded in Bogotá showed a mixed...

The unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.5 percent in December, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That was above forecasts for 5.4 percent, which would have been unchanged from November. The Australian economy added 34,700 jobs last month, beating...

Merval, the main index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, closed Wednesday's session with a slight increase (+0.39%) at 33,652.70 points, giving up earlier gains. According to the economist Salvador Di Stefano, "every downside is an opportunity to buy." Pampa Energía fell 1.27%. The company with...

China is scheduled to release a raft of data on Thursday, headlining a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are Q4 figures for gross domestic product, plus December data for retail sales, industrial production and fixed asset investment. GDP is expected to add 1.7 percent on quarter...

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