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Finland's unemployment rate increased in September, after remaining stable in the previous month, figures from Statistics Finland showed Tuesday. The jobless rate climbed to 8.0 percent in September from 7.5 percent in August. In the corresponding month last year, the rate was 7.7 percent. The...

Finland's producer price inflation accelerated for the third straight month in September, though slightly, figures from Statistics Finland showed Tuesday. Producer prices for manufactured products climbed 4.0 percent year-over-year in September, faster than the 3.8 percent increase in August. The...

Japan's supermarket sales dropped in September from a year ago, a report from the Chain Store Association showed Tuesday. Supermarket sales, after store adjustment, fell 0.3 percent year-over-year in September. Before adjustment, sales decreased 0.4 percent. On a monthly basis, supermarket sales...

Australia's consumer confidence rebounded during the week ended October 22, a weekly survey compiled by the ANZ bank and Roy Morgan Research showed Tuesday. The consumer confidence index rose to 113.3 from 112.4 in the preceding week. The gain was driven by improvements in expectations for the...

The manufacturing sector in Japan continued to expand in October, albeit at a slightly slower pace, the latest survey from Nikkei revealed on Tuesday with a manufacturing PMI score of 52.5. That's down from 52.9 in September, although it remains above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

Merval, the main index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, surged 3.06% Monday, closing at 27,806.16 after the ruling coalition victory in Sunday's legislative election. The result was widely expected by investors. "With this result, Cambiemos [ruling coalition] now consolidates as the first political...

Ibovespa, the benchmark stock index in Brazil, fell 1.27% Monday, closing at 75,413.12 while investors await the result of the House of Representatives vote on the criminal complaint against Michel Temer. Analysts consider that the vote not only decides the future of the Brazilian President, but will...

Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) director Tania D 'Amelio said that she did not receive any formal challenge from the opposition to the October 15 regional elections. Ruling candidates won in 18 out of 23 provinces. The opposition to the President Nicolás Maduro claims that there was fraud...

Colcap, the main index of the Colombian Stock Exchange, fell 0.32% Monday, closing at 1,460.36 amid fears over the consequences of an expected interest rate hike in the United States. Ramses Pestanapalmett, an analyst at Ultraserfinco, said that a report presented by Morgan Stanley points out to Colombia...

Venezuela and China strengthened their strategic alliance in energy, primarily aiming at increasing crude oil output in their joint ventures, investments, financing and trade. The compromise was agreed at a meeting between Venezuelan officials and a delegation from China National Petroleum Corporation...

Colombia's Economic Monitoring Indicator (ISE) reached 160.2 in August, increasing by 1.80% on a yearly basis, but slowing from July's 3.11% advance, said the country's statistics office. On a monthly basis, Colombia's ISE climbed 1.97%, the highest acceleration since May. Seasonally adjusted, which...

Brazilian telecommunications company Oi's preferred shares are falling by more than 6% on news that a meeting of creditors scheduled for Monday was postponed once again. Also, Oi stock's were affected by reports that the telecom sector regulator in Brazil (ANATEL) decided not to engage in a deal to convert...

One day after the victory of the ruling coalition Cambiemos in Argentina's legislative election, fuel prices were raised across the country. While gasoline prices increased by 10%, diesel oil was 9% more expensive on Monday. YPF - which controls 55% of the market - raised the price by 10% on average....

U.S. oil company Chevron and the Argentinean state-owned YPF agreed to the expand the activities at Vaca Muerta's Loma Campana field in the province of Neuquén, with the inclusion of a third drilling rig as this month. The estimated joint investment reaches US$ 500 million by 2018. In a statement,...

Japan will on Tuesday see preliminary October results for the manufacturing PMI from Nikkei, highlighting an exceptionally light night for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In September, the PMI score came in at 52.9 - above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction.

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