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Japan's all industry activity recovered in August, data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed Thursday. The all industry activity index edged up 0.1 percent month-on-month in August, offsetting a 0.1 percent fall in July. However, the pace of growth was weaker than the expected...

Switzerland's foreign trade surplus increased in September, as imports fell faster than exports, figures from the Federal Customs Administration showed Thursday. The trade surplus climbed to CHF 2.9 billion in September from CHF 2.2 billion in August. In real terms, both exports and imports declined...

China-GDP-101917.jpg China's economy expanded as expected in the third quarter but the pace of growth slowed marginally largely due to measures taken by the government to contain debt risks. Gross domestic product grew 6.8 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics reported Thursday.

Retail sales data from the UK is due on Thursday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, Swiss foreign trade data is due for September. The trade surplus totaled CHF 2.17 billion in August. At 3.30 am ET, Statistics Sweden is scheduled to issue unemployment data...

Dutch unemployment rate held steady in September, after falling in the previous three months, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Thursday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 4.7 percent in September, the same rate as in August. In the corresponding month last year,...

China's gross domestic product expanded 1.7 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That was in line with forecasts and down from 1.8 percent in the second quarter. On a yearly basis, GDP advanced 6.9 percent - unchanged from the previous...

unemployment-021010.jpg The unemployment rate in Australia was a seasonally adjusted 5.5 percent in September, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That beat forecasts for 5.6 percent, which would have been unchanged from the August reading. The Australian economy added 19,800 jobs to 12,290,200 in September,...

The unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.5 percent in September, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That beat forecasts for 5.6 percent, which would have been unchanged from the August reading. The Australian economy added 19,800 jobs in September,...

japanexports-112510.jpg Japan posted a merchandise trade surplus of 670.17 billion yen in September, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday. That beat forecasts for a surplus of 556.8 billion yen following the downwardly revised 112.6 billion yen surplus in August (originally 113.6 billion yen). Exports climbed 14.1...

Japan had a merchandise trade surplus of 670.2 billion yen in September, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday. That beat forecasts for a surplus of 556.8 billion yen following the downwardly revised 112.6 billion yen surplus in August (originally 113.6 billion yen). Exports climbed 14.1 percent...

Merval, the main index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, fell 1.41% Wednesday, closing at 26,246.59 points while investors move ahead with a profit-taking movement. The Argentinean market players are taking for granted that candidates supported by Mauricio Macri's administration will win next Sunday's...

China is scheduled to release a raft of data on Thursday, headlining a busy day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are Q3 figures for GDP, plus September numbers for industrial production, retail sales and fixed asset investment. GDP is expected to rise 1.7 percent on quarter and 6.8 percent...

Colombia's trade balance recorded a US$ 929.6 million deficit in August, from a US$ 991.1 million deficit in the same period of 2016, the country's statistics office said on Wednesday. This is the sixth time that Colombia posts a trade deficit in August since 2007. The last trade surplus for that...

Colombian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Luis Zuluaga welcomed a Chinese health authority delegation to the South American country recently. Chinese inspectors intend to stay in Colombia until October 22 to evaluate quality procedures for the admissibility of Hass avocado imports into...

Brazil should incorporate variations in power demand to the electricity price in the future, in spite of the near-term obstacles to that kind of change, said the director of the power sector regulator Aneel, José Jurhosa Junior. "If this is the case, we will have to change all the power meters, but...

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