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Japan will on Monday see final April results for its leading and coincident indexes, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The previous reading suggested a score of 105.6 for the leading index and 117.7 for the coincident. Also, the Bank of Japan is scheduled to release its...

Colcap, the main index of the Colombian Stock Exchange, fell 0.76% to 1,370.05 points Friday, due to the poor performance of financial shares. Rodrigo Sanchez, an analyst at Ultraserfinco, said that financial stocks fell after Moodys indicated that the Colombian banking sector has a limited upward...

Merval, the main index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, fell 1.92%, closing at 30,274.05 points after a week of ups and downs. In the accumulated of the week, the Merval rose 0.22%. The fall of the U.S. dollar in the local market stood out. The locally traded U.S. dollar fell 1.78%, closing at...

Argentina's Central Bank (BCRA) tendered another US$ 100 million in the second daily auction of US dollars. The average price was located at 27.1225 Argentinean pesos, with the minimum bid price awarded of 27.1000 pesos. This is the second of a series of daily tenders to award dollars from the financing...

The one-day interbank deposit futures rates (DI rates) in Brazil ended with slight variations on a day of thin trading volume as a result of Brazil's empty agenda and country's national team's match in the World Cup. The climate of lower risk aversion in the external scenario also helped to ensure...

An XP Investimentos survey in partnership with the Institute of Social, Political and Economic Research (Ipespe) shows the Brazilian pre-candidates Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Jair Bolsonaro, tied for first place with 13% of voting intentions each, followed by Ciro Gomes and Geraldo Alckmin, with 2%...

Colombia's Council of State confirmed the sanction imposed by the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) on Cemex Colombia for violation free competition rules between May and December 2005. The company was fined in 923 million Colombian pesos (US$ 316.5 thousand). The amount should be adjusted...

Brazil's Higher Labor Court (TST) convicted the state-owned oil company Petrobras in a dispute with employees that has a cost estimated by the company at R$ 15.264 billion (US$ 4.03 billion). The judicial dispute, decided in a 13-12 vote, refers to the revision of the criterion of calculation of the...

Brazilian food company BRF is studying the block sale of its 11.6% stake in Minerva, according to a document sent to the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM). The slice was acquired in 2014 in exchange for the transfer of beef operations from BRF to Minerva. "The company informs that...

The one-day interbank deposit futures rates (DI rates) in Brazil opened mixed on Friday, both short and long maturities, amid thin trading volume due to the match between Brazil and Costa Rica in the World Cup. Meanwhile, investors reverberate the decision of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting...

rttnewspaper-june22.jpg Bitcoin and its peers had a sluggish start to the week after sentiment was hurt by a bleak view on cryptocurrencies by the Basel-based central bank of central banks, but they recovered mid-week despite more negative news in the form of a hack of a major crypto exchange in South Korea. However, cryptocurrencies are likely set for a weak closing to the week as they were deep in the red Friday.

worlds-millionaires-062218.jpg The collective wealth of the world's millionaires went up to a record $70 trillion. And their interest in cryptocurrencies is growing, a survey released earlier this week found. The World Wealth Report 2018 (WWR), released by global consulting firm Capgemini, says the improving global economy spurred high net worth individual(HNWI) wealth to surpass the $70 trillion threshold for the first time.

cryptocrimesecond-june22.jpg An international conference in The Hague this week brought together the European Union law enforcement agency and stakeholders of cryptocurrency trade in Europe to assess ways to crack down on the use of digital assets for money laundering, as concern mounts over the criminal exploitation of the nascent technology. Claimed to be the largest ever European event on digital currencies and cyber crime

crypto-june22.jpg Cryptocurrencies sunk deeper into red Friday morning, after it emerged that the Japanese financial market watchdog orders six cryptocurrency exchanges, including some of the biggest, to improve their internal controls. Overall cryptocurrency market cap shrunk to $262.59 billion as of 9.31 am ET on Friday on CoinMarketCap.

eurozone-june22.jpg Eurozone private sector regained some momentum in June fueled by an improved service sector performance, while the pace of growth in manufacturing activity waned. The composite output index rose unexpectedly to 54.8 in June from 54.1 in May, flash data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The score was forecast to fall to 53.9.

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