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Colcap, the main index of the Colombian Stock Exchange, rose 0.15% to close at 1,486.15 points Friday, boosted by Bancolombia and Avianca. During the week, however, the Colombian market fell 0.45%. Andrés Fonseca, an analyst at Alianza Valores, said that a court ruling that favored Avianca in a litigation...

The manufacturing sector in Japan continued to expand in September, and at a faster rate, the latest survey from Nikkei revealed on Monday with a four-month high manufacturing PMI score of 52.6. That's up from 52.2 in August, and it moves further above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

Ibovespa, the benchmark stock index in Brazil, closed down for the second consecutive trading session (-0.8%), settling at 75,389.75 points Friday on profit-taking by investors after the index broke closing records in sequence earlier this month. The profit-taking was also triggered by the worsening...

Merval, the main index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, rose 1.73% to settle at 25,005.88 points Friday, breaking a new historical record by closing above 25,000 points. In the week, the Merval climbed 5.40%. In addition to the good indicators known in recent days, today's rise was driven by a...

The Venezuelan government will analyze the creation of an anti-imperialist Patriotic Front following the threats and sanctions applied by the United States government, said the second vice-president of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Isaías Rodríguez. "It is necessary to create this organization,...

Ahead of the long holiday weekend, the Malaysia stock market has finished lower in four straight sessions, surrendering almost 15 points or 0.8 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,770-point plateau and it figures to remain in that neighborhood on Monday. The...

Argentina's ties with India are "a priority" and Buenos Aires intends to consolidate and diversify its exports to the Asian country, said the Argentinean Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie at a bilateral meeting with its Indian counterpart, Sushma Swaraj, at the sidelines of the 72nd General Assembly of the...

The Pacific Alliance countries (Peru, Chile, Mexico and Colombia) are among the main mineral resources producers in the world, said the Peruvian energy and mines minister, Cayetana Aljovín, in a speech. According to her, the Pacific Alliance is the world's leading producer of copper, silver and molybdenum....

Japan will on Monday see preliminary September figures for the Manufacturing PMI from Nikkei, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In August, the PMI score was 52.2. Japan also will see final July readings for its leading and coincident indexes; their previous readings were...

Colombia's Economic Monitoring Indicator (ISE) reached 157.1 points in July, a 3.11% acceleration on a yearly basis, from +1.56% in June, said the country's statistics office. July's increase was the highest ISE's rise since February 2016. On a monthly basis, however, the indicator fell by 0.18%. Before...

Moody's Investors Service on Friday affirmed Ecopetrol's ratings at Baa3 while raising its outlook to "stable" from "negative." The move was based on lower reserve replacement risk, strong credit metrics and a limited downside risk due to the investigations on alleged irregularities at the Cartagena...

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) officially invited Argentina to join its Steel Committee. The invitation was made by the Secretary-General of the organization, Angel Gurría, based on a recommendation of the committee itself, aimed at obtaining a broader perspective on...

Chile's Producer Price Index (IPP) accelerated 2.2% in August on a monthly basis, recording the highest increase since November 2016, said the country's statistics office. In twelve months through August, the Chilean PPI rose 12.6%, accelerating from the 10% annual increase in July. Among the sectors...

Mexico's National Consumer Price Index (INPC) increased 0.34% in the first half of September, compared to +0.31% in the same fortnight of August, said the country's statistics office. The increase was primarily due to education (+2.21%) and energy (+1.07%) prices. On an annual comparison, the INPC...

The Colombian crude oil production during August reached 858,511 barrels per day on average, up 0.25% from July, said the South American country's Ministry of Mines and Energy. Meanwhile, the preliminary figure for gas production in August was 917.183 million cubic feet per day on average, up 4.68%...

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