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Turkey's consumer confidence declined further in October to the weakest level in eight months, survey data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed Monday. The consumer confidence index fell to 67.3 in October from 68.7 in September. Moreover, this was the lowest reading since February, when...

Denmark's consumer confidence weakened for the third straight month in October, though slightly, survey figures from Statistics Denmark showed Monday. The consumer confidence index dropped to 7.1 in October from 7.3 in September. In August, the score was 7.6. Consumers' financial situation over...

Switzerland's money supply increased the most since early 2014, the Swiss National Bank said Monday. The broad monetary aggregate,M3, grew 4.4 percent year-on-year in September, faster than the 4.1 percent increase seen in August. This was the biggest expansion since March 2014, when M3 climbed...

Home prices increased in fewer Chinese cities in September, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Monday. House prices increased in 44 out of 70 cities surveyed by the government in September. In August, house prices had climbed in 46 cities. At the same time, prices declined in...

Singapore's consumer prices grew at a steady pace in September as higher services inflation offset the fall in private road transport inflation, data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Trade and Industry showed Monday. Consumer prices advanced 0.4 percent year-on-year in...

Japan's leading index improved more than initially estimated in August, latest figures from the Cabinet Office showed Monday. The leading index, which measures the future economic activity, climbed to 107.2 in August from 105.2 in July. The reading for August was revised up from 106.8. Moreover,...

South Korea's producer price inflation accelerated further in September, preliminary figures from the Bank of Korea showed Monday. The producer price index climbed 3.6 percent year-over-year in September, faster than the 3.3 percent increase in August. Prices for manufacturing industry products...

The squeeze on UK household finances softened in October, data compiled each month by IHS Markit, using data collected by Ipsos MORI, showed Monday. The household finance index rose to 43.8 in October from 42.8 in September. Moreover, the figure represented the weakest financial strain recorded for...

The Ibovespa lost steam at the end of the trading session but kept rising (+0.14%), closing at 76,390.11 pointson Friday. In the week, the benchmark stock index in Brazil posted a 0.78% fall. In the external field, uncertainty over who will be the new head of the U.S. Federal Reserve impacted the...

Merval, the main index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, rose 0.84% Friday, closing at 27,030.26 points amid optimism among investors for the victory of the ruling coalition in Sunday's legislative elections. In the week, however, the Merval fell 0.55%. "Investors moved to the polls because of the...

Colcap, the main index of the Colombian Stock Exchange, fell 0.28% Friday, closing at 1,464.99 points due to the poor performance of Bancolombia, Ecopetrol and ISA. In the week, the market dropped 1.43%. Erika Baquero, an analyst at Alianza Valores, said that Bancolombia stocks kept their downward...

The Argentinean stock market posted a bullish rally during September and October as investors, following the pre-election polls, began to take for granted a victory by Mauricio Macri's allies in Sunday's legislative elections. In Buenos Aires, the pro-government candidate Esteban Bulrrich was four...

The Brazilian government will send to Congress the changes to the 2018 budget bill by the end of next week, Planning Minister Dyogo Oliveira said Thursday after a meeting with the Senate's speaker Eunício Oliveira. "The speaker asked about the deadline for sending the complementary piece of the budget,...

Mexico's unemployment rate remained stable at 3.3% of the economically active population in September, compared to the data recorded in August, according to the country's statistical institute. Meanwhile, the rate fell by 0.5 pp compared to the same month of 2016, keeping the deceleration process...

Japan will on Monday release final August figures for its leading and coincident indexes, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Their previous readings were 106.8 and 117.6, respectively. Japan also will see September numbers for department store sales; in August, nationwide...

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