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Eurozone inflation held steady in September, as initially estimated, final data from Eurostat showed Tuesday. Inflation came in at 1.5 percent in September, the same rate as seen in August. Inflation continues to stay well below the European Central Bank's target of 'below, but close to 2 percent'. Month-on-month,...

UK inflation increased in September to the highest since early 2012, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Tuesday. Inflation rose to 3 percent in September from 2.9 percent in August. The rate came in line with expectations. Inflation was last higher in March 2012. Month-on-month,...

Austria's consumer price inflation accelerated in September, data from Statistics Austria showed Tuesday. Consumer prices climbed 2.4 percent year-over-year in September, faster than the 2.1 percent rise in August. The pick-up in inflation was mainly driven by increased prices of foodstuffs, fuels,...

Slovakia's harmonized consumer price inflation accelerated in September, data from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed Tuesday. The harmonized index of consumer prices advanced 1.8 percent year-on-year in September, following a 1.6 percent rise in August. Month-on-month, the...

Europe's new car registrations declined in September, data from European Automobile Manufacturers' Association showed Tuesday. Passenger car sales fell 2 percent year-on-year to 1.43 million in September. The decline reversed a 5.6 percent rise in August. However, the agency said it must be noted...

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports declined unexpectedly in September, reflecting the decrease in electronic NODX, data from the International Enterprise Singapore showed Tuesday. NODX dropped 1.1 percent year-over-year in September, reversing a 16.7 percent spike in August. Meanwhile, economists...

EEP2-091614_17Oct17.jpg Inflation figures from the UK and economic confidence from Germany are due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

Malaysia's unemployment rate decreased in August, though slightly, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Tuesday. The jobless rate edged down to 3.4 percent in August from 3.5 percent in the previous month. In the corresponding month last year, the rate was 3.5 percent. The number of...

RBA-061615.jpg Members of the Reserve Bank of Australia said that the country's economy was growing in line with expectations, minutes from the bank's October 3 meeting revealed on Tuesday. Price pressure remained broadly subdued, the minutes said, thanks in part to a strengthening Australian dollar and a softening...

The total number of new motor vehicle sales in Australia was down a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent on month in September, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday - standing at 98,882. That follows the flat reading in August. On a yearly basis, new motor vehicle sales were down 0.8...

Ibovespa, the benchmark stock index in Brazil, fell 0.12% Monday, closing at 76,891.84 points, affected by the power struggle involving President Michel Temer and House of Representatives' speaker, Rodrigo Maia. The Ibovespa was rising until mid-afternoon, when the exercise of options on B3 shares...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg Consumer prices in New Zealand advanced 0.5 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2017, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday. That exceeded forecasts for a gain of 0.4 percent following the flat reading in the previous three months. Food prices rose 1.1 percent, influenced by higher prices...

Brazilian central bank president Ilan Goldfajn criticized bitcoin and yawned at the virtual currency rally of 750% since last year. "The bitcoin is a financial asset with no ballast that people buy because they believe it will appreciate. That is a typical bubble or pyramid [scheme]," Goldfajn said,...

Consumer prices in New Zealand were up 0.5 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2017, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday. That exceeded forecasts for a gain of 0.4 percent following the flat reading in the previous three months. On a yearly basis, inflation climbed 1.9 percent - again...

Brazilian meatpacker JBS abandoned the efforts to list its subsidiary JBS Foods in the United States. In a statement, the company says that the SEC has 15 days to defer the request. The JBS group is under scrutiny since its owners, Joesley Batista and Wesley Batista signed a plea-bargain deal amid...

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