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The International Monetary Fund recommended the Irish government to focus on rebuilding fiscal buffers, strengthening economic resilience and fostering sustainable and inclusive growth. Concluding the Article IV consultation, the executive board of the IMF said Ireland should adopt growth-friendly...

South Korea's consumer confidence improved for the fifth successive month in June, survey data from Bank of Korea showed Tuesday. The consumer sentiment climbed to 111.1 in June fro 108.0 in the preceding month. Moreover, the latest reading was the highest since January 2011. The survey was...

Mexico's unemployment rate was at 3.5% of the economically active population in May, falling back to the level posted at the start of this year, which corresponds to the lowest unemployment reading since December 2007. In April, the unemployment rate was at 3.6%, while in May 2016 it was at 4.0%.

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand posted a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$103 million in May, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday - representing 2.1 percent of exports. The headline figure was shy of expectations for a surplus of NZ$419 million and down from the downwardly revised NZ$536 million a month earlier (originally...

New Zealand had a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$103 million in May, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday. That was shy of expectations for a surplus of NZ$419 million and down from the downwardly revised NZ$536 million a month earlier (originally NZ$578 million). Exports were up 8.7 percent...

New Zealand will on Tuesday release May figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Imports are expected to be worth NZ$4.48 billion, up from NZ$4.17 billion in April. Exports are pegged at NZ$4.93 billion, up from NZ$4.75 billion in...

Economists polled by the Brazilian central bank kept unchanged at 8.50% for the eleventh week in a row their estimates for the country's benchmark interest rate by year-end. Meanwhile, average interest rate estimates for 2017 remained at 10.28% for the fourth week.

New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods fell by more than expected in the month of May, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday. The report said durable goods orders tumbled by 1.1 percent in May after slumping by 0.9 percent in April. Economists had expected orders...

New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods fell by more than expected in the month of May, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday.

Inflation in Argentina will be around 21% or 22% per year in July and decline in the coming months, said Federico Sturzenegger, President of the Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA), yesterday during a speech at the 9th Fundación Libertad's Economy and Business Forum.

Brazil's consumer confidence weakened in June after strengthening in the previous month, figures from the Getulio Vargas Foundation, or FGV, showed Monday. The consumer confidence index fell by 1.9 points to 82.3 in June from 84.2 in May. The survey revealed that the decline in June may be a reflection...

Germanbusinessconf-062617.jpg German business confidence strengthened to a record high in June, breaking last month's record, as companies were more satisfied with their current situation amid improved outlook. The business confidence index rose unexpectedly to 115.1 in June from 114.6 in May, survey data from the Munich-based Ifo institute showed Monday.

Poland's unemployment rate decreased for the fourth straight month in May, in line with expectations, figures from the Central Statistical Office showed Monday. The registered jobless rate fell to 7.4 percent in May from 7.7 percent in April. The figure also matched consensus estimate. In the corresponding...

UK mortgage approvals declined to an eight-month low in May, the British Bankers' Association reported Monday. The number of mortgages approved in May totaled 40,347, the lowest since September 2016. Economists had forecast approvals to drop to 40,250 from 40,686 in April. Remortgaging approval...

Hong Kong's foreign trade gap widened in May from a year ago, as imports grew faster than exports, figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Monday. The trade deficit rose to HK$35.6 billion in May from HK$26.2 billion in the corresponding month last year. In April, the shortfall was...

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