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trade.jpg Consumer prices in Australia gained 0.2 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2017, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. That was shy of expectations for 0.4 percent and down from 0.5 percent in the three months prior. On a yearly basis, inflation was up 1.9 percent - also...

Consumer prices in Australia were up 0.2 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2017, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. That was shy of expectations for 0.4 percent and down from 0.5 percent in the three months prior. On a yearly basis, inflation was up 1.9 percent - also...

The Brazilian government will change the calculation method and raise the rates of Financial Compensation for the Exploration of Mineral Resources (Cfem), which regulates royalties paid by companies that extract these raw materials in Brazil. The measure comes amid a growing effort by the government...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand posted a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$242 million in June, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday - representing 5.1 percent of exports. The headline figure beat expectations for a surplus of NZ$150 million following the NZ$$103 million surplus in May. Exports jumped NZ$454 million...

Colcap, the main index of the Colombian Stock Exchange, closed almost stable (+0.02%), at 1,476.10 points, with an increase in oil-sector share prices overshadowed by the poor performance of cement companies stocks. Felipe Espitia, an analyst at Alianza Valores, said that the rally in oil prices abroad...

Merval, the main stock index in the Argentinean financial market, fell 0.26% Tuesday, at 21,253.66 points. Oil prices abroad boosted the sector's shares but did not help to reverse the losses in energy and gas stocks. "We again had a market with a downward trend, with a small amount traded. Everything...

Argentina's trade balance recorded a $ 748 million deficit in June, before seasonal adjustment, said the country's statistics institute. A year earlier, the Argentinean trade balance posted a $ 174 million surplus. The Argentinean trade balance's reversal was due to a 2.6% decline in exports combined...

Moody's Investors Service raised from 'negative' to 'stable' the outlook for Colombia's banking system, given the recovery trend of creditors' capital levels and the dissipation of earnings pressures. "Economic growth is gradually stabilizing following a meaningful decline in 2016," said Alcir Freitas,...

Producer prices in Japan were up 0.8 percent on year in June, the Bank of Japan said on Wednesday - unchanged and in line with expectations. On a monthly basis, producer prices fell 0.1 percent following the flat reading in May. Individually, prices were up for transportation and advertising; they...

Ibovespa, the main index in the Brazilian stock market, rose 0.87% Tuesday, closing at 65,667.62 points, driven by the shares of Vale and Petrobras, boosted by higher commodity prices abroad. Vale's shares (VALE3 +5.08%, VALE5 +4.75%) posted the largest increase amid Ibovespa's constituents, boosted...

New Zealand had a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$242 million in June, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. That beat expectations for a surplus of NZ$150 million following the NZ$$103 million surplus in May. Exports jumped 11.0 percent on year to NZ$4.70 billion - which also exceeded expectations...

The Brazilian government will change the calculation method and raise the rates of Financial Compensation for the Exploration of Mineral Resources (Cfem), which regulates royalties paid by companies that extract these raw materials in Brazil. The measure comes amid a growing effort by the government...

Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol reported that the Ca?o Lim?n-Cove?as pipeline, the primary transport for the country's oil exports, completed 56 days out of service as a result of an escalation of sabotage acts and the installation of valves to steal oil. The state-owned oil company said in...

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that the Venezuelan Gross Domestic Product will drop by 12% in 2017. In April, the IMF projected a 7.4% decrease in Venezuela's economy. For the next year, the Fund expects a smaller drop (-4.1%). "Venezuela continues to face a political and humanitarian...

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) slightly reduced its forecast for Chile's economic growth in 2017 to 1.6%, from 1.7% in its previous estimate, released in April. For 2018, the Fund expects a 2.3% increase in Chile's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). According to Alejandro Werner, IMF's Director...

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