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Czech producer prices stagnated in August, after declining in July, data from the Czech Statistical Office showed Tuesday. Producer prices remained unchanged year-on-year in August following the 0.1 percent drop in July. This was in line with the expectations of economists. Prices in the mining...

South Korea will implement expansionary macroeconomic policies until they produce tangible results, Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan said Tuesday. The economy grew 3 percent in 2013 and is forecast to expand 3.7 percent this year. He said the economy will return to 4 percent growth trajectory next...

Finland's economy contracted at a faster rate in July, figures from Statistics Finland showed Tuesday. The output of the national economy dropped a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent year-over-year in July following the 0.3 percent decline in June. Compared to the previous month, economic output remained...

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the Japan economy has been on a path suggesting that the 2 percent price stability target will be achieved as expected. But "we are only halfway there," he said. At a meeting with business leaders in Osaka, he said the decline in demand following the sales...

Foreign direct investment in China declined notably in August, figures from the Ministry of Commerce showed Tuesday. Investment inflows decreased 14 percent from last year to $7.2 billion. The decline was followed by an another 17 percent fall in July. During January to August, inbound investment...

U.K. consumer and producer prices and house prices, German economic confidence are some of the important economic data scheduled for release on Tuesday. At 4:30 am ET, U.K. Office for National Statistics will release its consumer prices and producer prices reports. Consumer prices are forecast to...

The Reserve Bank of Australia will on Tuesday release the minutes from its September monetary policy meeting, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. At the meeting, the RBA retained the cash rate at a record low 2.50 percent. Japan will see August figures for Tokyo condominium...

manufacturing-030411_15Sep14.jpg With manufacturing output falling for the first time since January, the Federal Reserve released a report on Monday showing that U.S. industrial production unexpectedly decreased in the month of August. The report said industrial production edged down by 0.1 percent in August.

Empire-State-Manufacturing-091514.jpg Business activity in the New York manufacturing sector has expanded at a robust pace in the month of September, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Monday, with the index of activity in the sector jumping to its highest level in almost five years.

Business activity in the New York manufacturing sector has expanded at a robust pace in the month of September, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Monday, with the index of activity in the sector jumping to its highest level in almost five years.

OECD-Interim-Global-091514.jpg The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Monday downgraded its growth outlook for major developed nations and urged the European Central Bank to take further steps to boost demand as slow growth in the euro area was the most worrying feature of the projections.

Poland's consumer prices declined further as expected in August, data from the Central Statistical Office showed Monday. Consumer prices fell 0.3 percent year-on-year in August, in line with forecast, after easing 0.2 percent in July. Food, non-alcoholic beverages prices decreased 0.9 percent...

RBI-Raghuram-Rajan-091514.jpg While a stable government helps India to stand out among its emerging market peers, the economic recovery remains uneven amid weak industrial production and easing inflation, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said Monday. Speaking at a banking conference in Mumbai, Rajan said, "Recovery is still uneven."

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development lowered its growth outlook for major developed nations and urged the European Central Bank to take further steps to boost demand. In its interim economic assessment, the OECD said a moderate expansion is underway in most major advanced and...

Consumer prices in Bulgaria declined for the thirteenth straight month in August, though at a slower rate, figures from the National Statistical Institute of the Republic of Bulgaria showed Monday. Consumer prices fell 0.6 percent year-over-year in August following the 1 percent drop in July. Food...