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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...

The Reserve Bank of Australia will on Tuesday release the minutes from its monetary policy meeting on October 3, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. At the meeting, the bank kept its benchmark lending rate unchanged at the record low 1.50 percent, as expected. Australia...

The median forecast for Brazil's consumer price inflation in 2017 was raised for the second consecutive week, to 3.00% from 2.98% seven days ago, according to economists surveyed by the central bank. For 2018, the median forecast was kept unchanged at 4.02%, after six weekly decreases in a row. For...

Economists surveyed by the Brazilian central bank raised their forecasts for economic growth in 2017 to 0.72%, from 0.70% last week. For 2018, the median estimate for GDP growth increased for the sixth week in a row, to 2.50% from 2.43% last week. Projections for Brazil's debt-to-GDP ratio in 2017...

Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer received a firm order for six A-29 Super Tucano class fighters from an undisclosed customer. The aircraft, which is designed to light attack and advanced training, as well as tactical training and ISR missions (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance), will...

Belgium's merchandise trade deficit for August narrowed from a year ago with exports growth exceeding the rise in imports, preliminary data from the National Bank of Belgium showed Monday. The trade deficit decreased to EUR 2.3 billion from EUR 2.6 billion in the same month last year. Exports grew...

empirestatemanufacturing-101617.jpg A report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Monday said manufacturing firms in New York reported that business activity continued to expand strongly in the month of October. The New York Fed said its general business conditions index climbed to 30.2 in October from 24.4 in September.

A report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Monday said manufacturing firms in New York reported that business activity continued to expand strongly in the month of October.

The EY ITEM Club urged the Bank of England to hold off from lifting interest rate until economic prospects look brighter. Markets expect the BoE to hike the rate from a record low this November, EY ITEM Club said in its Autumn Forecast. However, the think tank advised the bank to wait until economic...

Indonesia's foreign trade surplus increased in September from a year ago, as exports grew faster than imports, figures from the Central Agency showed Monday. The trade surplus rose to $1.76 billion in September from $1.28 billion in the corresponding month last year. The expected surplus for the month...

Croatia's consumer price inflation accelerated for the third straight month in September, figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics showed Monday. The consumer price index climbed 1.4 percent year-over-year in September, faster than the 1.1 percent rise in August. The measure has been rising...

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