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Conditions are in place for a pick-up in Australia's economic growth to above-trend rates, the International Monetary Fund said. Concluding the Article IV mission, IMF staff said, "The pickup in growth is likely to be modest." Meanwhile, inflation and wages will be slow to rise. Household consumption...

Germany's producer price inflation eased in October, in line with expectations, data from Destatis showed Monday. The producer price index climbed 2.7 percent year-over-year in October, slower than the 3.1 percent rise in September. The price index for intermediate goods increased the most by 4.1...

Estonia's producer price inflation eased further in October, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Monday. Producer prices climbed 3.7 percent year-over-year in October, slower than the 4.5 percent rise in the previous month. The price index for the manufacturing sector grew 4.5 percent annually...

Producer price data from Germany is due on Monday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

ThailandGDP-112017.jpg Thailand's economy grew at the fastest pace in more than four years in the third quarter, largely driven by foreign demand and tourism. Gross domestic product expanded 4.3 percent year-on-year, bigger than the revised 3.8 percent growth posted a quarter ago, data from the National Economic and Social Development Board showed Monday.

Singapore's domestic wholesale trade decreased at a faster rate in the three months ended September, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Monday. At current prices, domestic wholesale sales fell a seasonally adjusted 3.7 percent sequentially in the third quarter, well above the 0.2 percent...

New Zealand's service sector activity continued to expand strongly in October, survey figures from Business NZ showed Monday. The performance of services index, or PSI, dropped to 55.6 in October from 55.9 in September. However, any reading above 50 indicates expansion in the sector. "These are...

Thailand's economy grew at a faster pace in the third quarter, data from the National Economic and Social Development Board showed Monday. Gross domestic product expanded 4.3 percent year-on-year, bigger than the 3.8 percent growth posted a quarter ago. The economy was forecast to grow 3.9 percent. Quarter-on-quarter,...

The squeeze on UK household finances sharpened in November, data compiled each month by IHS Markit, using data collected by Ipsos MORI, showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted household finance index fell to 43.4 in November from 43.8 in the previous month. A score below 50 suggests pessimism regrading...

japanexports-112510.jpg Japan posted a merchandise trade surplus of 285.385 billion yen in October, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday - down 40.7 percent on year. The headline figure was shy of expectations for a surplus of 330.0 billion yen and was down from 670.17 billion yen in September. Exports climbed 14.0...

Japan had a merchandise trade surplus of 285.385 billion yen in October, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday. That was shy of expectations for a surplus of 330.0 billion yen and was down from 670.17 billion yen in September. Exports climbed 14.0 percent on year, also missing forecasts for 15.7...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg Food prices in New Zealand tumbled an unadjusted 1.1 percent on month in October, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday. That follows the 0.2 percent fall in September. Fruit and vegetable prices plummeted 6.8 percent on month, while meat, poultry, and fish prices rose 0.8 percent. Grocery food...

Japan will on Monday release October figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Imports are expected to jump 20.2 percent on year after climbing 12.0 percent in September. Exports are called higher by an annual 15.7 percent after gaining...

Food prices in New Zealand slipped an unadjusted 1.1 percent on month in October, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday. That follows the 0.2 percent fall in September. On a yearly basis, food prices jumped 2.7 percent, slowing from the 3.0 percent gain in the previous month. Seasonally adjusted,...

Merval, the main index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, left an initial technical rebound to fall again (-0.49%) Friday, closing at 27,131.57 points. During the week, the Merval closed stable. Jorge Juarez, an analyst at Mateo and Marchioni Sociedad de Bolsa, noted that Merval's opening rise was...

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