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japanexports-112510.jpg Japan posted a merchandise trade surplus of 285.385 billion yen in October, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday - down 40.7 percent on year. The headline figure was shy of expectations for a surplus of 330.0 billion yen and was down from 670.17 billion yen in September. Exports climbed 14.0...

Japan had a merchandise trade surplus of 285.385 billion yen in October, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday. That was shy of expectations for a surplus of 330.0 billion yen and was down from 670.17 billion yen in September. Exports climbed 14.0 percent on year, also missing forecasts for 15.7...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg Food prices in New Zealand tumbled an unadjusted 1.1 percent on month in October, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday. That follows the 0.2 percent fall in September. Fruit and vegetable prices plummeted 6.8 percent on month, while meat, poultry, and fish prices rose 0.8 percent. Grocery food...

Japan will on Monday release October figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Imports are expected to jump 20.2 percent on year after climbing 12.0 percent in September. Exports are called higher by an annual 15.7 percent after gaining...

Food prices in New Zealand slipped an unadjusted 1.1 percent on month in October, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday. That follows the 0.2 percent fall in September. On a yearly basis, food prices jumped 2.7 percent, slowing from the 3.0 percent gain in the previous month. Seasonally adjusted,...

Merval, the main index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, left an initial technical rebound to fall again (-0.49%) Friday, closing at 27,131.57 points. During the week, the Merval closed stable. Jorge Juarez, an analyst at Mateo and Marchioni Sociedad de Bolsa, noted that Merval's opening rise was...

Colcap, the main index of the Colombian Stock Exchange, was trading 0.35% higher near closing Friday, at 1,441.31 points on the good performance of financials and Avianca stocks. Andrés Fonseca, an analyst at Alianza Valores, said that the Colcap was rising due to the strong performance recorded by...

Ibovespa, the benchmark stock index in Brazil, rose 1.27%, closing at 73,437.27 points Friday after the Brazilian government increased by R$ 7.515 billion the release of budget resources for ministries. The move is seen as a move by President Michel Temer to bargain the pension reform bill approval...

The Venezuelan government and opposition representatives scheduled a meeting for the first days of December to discuss the end of the economic blockade and respect for political rights in the country, said the head of the national government delegation for political dialogue, Jorge Rodríguez Gómez. The...

Colombia's Migration Service reported that the Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, 62, fled to the neighboring country after escaping his house arrest. The former Caracas mayor was under house arrest since 2015 on charges of plotting to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. It was not...

Buenos Aires and Moscow intend to expand bilateral trade, primarily regarding the entry of Argentinean meat in the Russian market, increasing investments in energy and moving ahead with common projects in scientific-technological areas and biotechnology. The decision was made in the framework of a meeting...

Colombian state-owned oil company Ecopetrol said that its subsidiary in the United States, Ecopetrol America, was awarded four blocks for deep water exploration of hydrocarbons in the Gulf of Mexico. The blocks awarded were the so-called Garden Banks 77, 78, 121 and 122. The company's bid for the...

Chile will hold general elections on Sunday. More than 14 million people are qualified to choose a new President for the South American country. Chileans will also elect new legislatures in the Senate and the national and regional assemblies. According to the polls, out of the eight candidates, the...

Colombian crude oil production in October reached 863,853 barrels per day on average, up 1.4% from September, said the South American country's Ministry of Mines and Energy. On an annual basis, Colombia's oil output rose 2% over October 2016. Year-to-date, meanwhile, Colombia's average crude oil production...

HousingStarts-111717.jpg New residential construction in the U.S. jumped by much more than expected in the month of October, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The report said housing starts spiked by 13.7 percent to an annual rate of 1.290 million in October from a revised 1.135 million...

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