logo

Economy And The Numbers

Share SHARE

Finland's unemployment rate declined for the first time in four months in June to the weakest level in six months, figures from Statistics Finland showed Tuesday. The jobless rate dropped to 8.9 percent in June from May's 1-year high of 10.7 percent. Moreover, the latest unemployment rate was the...

German import prices increased at the slowest pace in seven months in June, data from Destatis showed Tuesday. Import prices increased 2.5 percent year-on-year in June, slower than the 4.1 percent rise in May. This was the weakest increase since November, when prices gained 0.3 percent. Economists...

EEP19-011515_25Jul17.jpg Business confidence data from Germany is due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

Australia's consumer confidence improved during the week ended July 23, after falling in the previous two weeks, a weekly survey compiled by the ANZ bank and Roy Morgan Research showed Tuesday. The consumer confidence index climbed to 115.1 from 112.5 in the preceding week. Moreover, this was the...

Colcap, the main index of the Colombian Stock Exchange, rose 0.31% Monday, closing at 1,475.84 points, boosted by a 1.27% increase in Bancolombia's share price and tracking higher oil prices abroad. Felipe Espitia, an analyst at Alianza Valores, said that the rebound in oil prices after the Saudi...

Merval, the benchmark stock index in Argentina, opened higher Monday but reversed its course during the session to close at 21,326.36 points (-0.80%). Most of the shares traded in Buenos Aires closed down, with investors turning more selective amid political uncertainty after polls showed support...

Ibovespa, the benchmark stock market index in Brazil, rose by 0.64% Monday, closing at 65,099.55 points, driven by commodity-linked stocks and the consumer sector. Investors await a significant volume of economic data in the days ahead, as well as corporate earnings and monetary policy decisions in...

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth forecast for the Latin America and the Caribbean to 1.0% in 2017 and 1.9% in 2018, from 1.1% and 2.0% respectively. The IMF expects that after the 2016 contraction, economic activity in Latin America will gradually recover...

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will become a political party starting September 1st, according to a decision taken by the guerrilla's joint staff command. "On September 1 we will be publicly launching our new political movement," said Juli?n Gallo, alias Carlos Antonio Lozada, member...

The economic activity in Mexico rose 2.2% on year in May, slowing from the 2.9% increase in April, according to seasonally adjusted data from the country's statistics office. The deceleration was prompted mainly by lower activity in the primary sector of the Mexican economy - agriculture, for example...

Economists polled by the Brazilian central bank kept unchanged their estimates for the country's benchmark interest rate (Selic) by year-end at 8.00%, after two weekly downward revisions. Meanwhile, average interest rate estimates for 2017 fell for the second week, to 10.06%, from 10.16% last week. For...

Consumer sentiment in South Korea inched higher in July, the Bank of Korea said on Tuesday with an index score of 111.2 - up from 111.1 in June. Consumer sentiments for current living standards and their outlook were one point higher, at 95 and 104 respectively. Consumer sentiment as to future...

The median forecast for Brazil's consumer price inflation in 2017 rose to 3.33%, from 3.29% last week, after seven cuts in a row, according to economists surveyed by the central bank. For 2018, the median forecast remained at 4.20% for the second week, after six consecutive cuts. For the next 12 months,...

Economists surveyed by the Brazilian central bank kept unchanged their forecasts for economic growth in 2017 at 0.34% for the second consecutive week, down from 0.39% four weeks ago. For 2018, the median forecast for GDP growth remained at 2.00% for the third week. Projections for Brazil's debt-to-GDP...

ExistingHomeSales-072417.jpg With low supply muting overall activity, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Monday showing a bigger than expected drop in existing home sales in the month of June. NAR said existing home sales slumped by 1.8 percent to an annual rate of 5.52 million in June from 5.62 million...

Follow RTT