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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...

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....

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...

UK-Pound-121914.jpg 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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Italy's industrial orders increased in October, after declining in the previous month, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Friday. Total orders rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent month-on-month in October, reversing a 1.5 percent fall in the previous month. In August, orders climbed...

Commercial vehicle registrations in the European Union declined in November after increasing in the previous months, a report from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, or ACEA, showed Friday. Demand for commercial vehicles in the European Union decreased 0.2 percent year-on-year to 152,744...

Slovakia's producer prices continued to decline in November, but at a slower pace, figures from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed Friday. Industrial producer prices dropped 2.9 percent year-on-year in November, slower than 3.8 percent decline in October. Producer prices have been...

The Eurozone current account surplus declined notably in October, the European Central Bank said Friday. The current account surplus fell to a seasonally adjusted EUR 20.5 billion from EUR 32 billion in September. The surplus on trade in goods decreased to EUR 19.3 billion from EUR 21.6 billion...