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Japan will on Monday release November numbers for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Imports are expected to jump 18.0 percent on year after gaining 18.9 percent in October. Exports are called higher by an annual 14.7 percent, up from...

The government of Argentina decided to vote on the pension reform bill on Monday amid speculation that President Mauricio Macri's administration could use a decree to fast-track the legislation. On Thursday, pro-government representatives tried to move ahead with the vote on the pension reform - but...

The government of Venezuela and its state-owned oil company (PDVSA) said they began to transfer interest payments related to the company's 2021, 2024, 2026 and 2035 Bonds. The deadline for those payments is Sunday. Also, the oil company called on all bondholders and investors "to rely on the logistics,...

The unemployment rate in Peru rose to 4.2% between August and October, a subtle increase from the previous quarter when the jobless level was at 4.0%, said the South American country's statistics office. In the last two quarters, the jobless rate in Peru hit the lowest level in four months. Between...

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said he would not resign amid pressure from the Congress, controlled by the opposition, after the discovery of payments received from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht - which is being investigated for bribes in several Latin American countries. In a...

The Argentinean state-owned oil company YPF and GE Energy Financial Services sealed an agreement settling the conditions under which both should agree as soon as possible on the capitalization of YPF Energía Eléctrica S.A. The agreement establishes that GE injects capital in hte company by subscribing...

Brazil's Neoenergia canceled primary and secondary public offering of shares and blamed unfavorable market conditions for the decision. The state-owned bank Banco do Brasil, one of Neoenergia's shareholders, said it would hold on to its 9.35% stake in the company. In a statement, Neoenergia reported...

Colcap, the main index of the Colombian Stock Exchange, traded down 0.12% near the end of the Thursday's trade at 1,470.94 points as Bancolombia's shares dropped after Standard & Poor's downgraded the company's credit rating. Marcela Ramírez, an analyst at Acciones & Valores, noted that S&P's decision...

Merval, the main index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, reversed early losses to close 0.70% higher Thursday at 27,225.49 points, with investors monitoring the vote on the pension reform bill in the Argentinean Congress. The pension reform vote was suspended after opposition lawmakers successfully...

The economies of Latin America and the Caribbean should experience a moderate recovery in 2018, expanding 2.2% next year after recording an average 1.3% growth this year, said the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in its preliminary report on 2017. Next year, the global...

Ibovespa, the benchmark stock index in Brazil, fell 0.67% to 72,428.93 points Thursday after the House of Representatives postponed a vote on the pension overhaul bill from the end of this year to February 19. The announcement, made by the speaker of the Brazilian House of Representatives, Rodrigo...

The Brazilian government upgraded its forecasts for the country's economic growth in 2017 and 2018, amid "increased confidence" among consumers and companies, which had a favorable impact on spending, said the Brazilian Finance Minister, Henrique Meirelles. The Brazilian economic growth should reach...

Industrialproduction-US-121517.jpg After reporting a much bigger than expected increase in U.S. industrial production in the previous month, the Federal Reserve released a report on Friday showing that production rose by less than expected in the month of November. The Fed said industrial production edged up by 0.2 percent.

Empirestatemanufacturing-121517.jpg Growth in New York manufacturing activity slowed by more than anticipated in the month of December, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Friday. The New York Fed said its general business conditions index dropped to 18.0 in December from 19.4 in November, although...

Growth in New York manufacturing activity slowed by more than anticipated in the month of December, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Friday.

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