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The Japan economy has been well-balanced by both external and domestic demand, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said Friday. The governor said the sustainability of the expansion is high. He noted that households are accepting price increases amid improvement in employment and income growth. If...

Ireland's wholesale prices continued to decline in September, the Central Statistics Office reported Friday. Wholesale prices fell 2.7 percent year-on-year in September after easing 2.4 percent in August. This was the fourth consecutive drop in prices. At the same time, monthly fall in wholesale...

The UK budget deficit declined in September, the Office for National Statistics said Friday. Public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks, decreased by GBP 0.7 billion from the previous year to GBP 5.9 billion in September. This was the lowest September net borrowing since 2007. During...

The euro area current account surplus rose to the highest level in more than a year in August, the European Central Bank said Friday. The current account surplus rose to EUR 33.3 billion in August from EUR 31.5 billion in July. This was the highest since May 2016. The surplus on trade in goods...

Dutch house prices increased at a slower pace in September, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. House prices increased 7.3 percent year-on-year in September, slower than the 7.8 percent increase in August. A similar slower growth was last seen in March. Nonetheless, house...

Germany's producer prices increased at the fastest pace in five months in September, data from Destatis showed Friday. Producer price inflation rose more-than-expected to 3.1 percent in September from 2.6 percent in August. This was the fastest increase since April, when prices advanced 3.4 percent....

Estonia's producer price inflation slowed in September, Statistics Estonia reported Friday. Producer prices climbed at a pace of 4.5 percent on a yearly basis in September, after rising 4.7 percent in August. On a monthly basis, producer prices remained flat in September versus a 0.8 percent...

EEP06-011515_20Oct17.jpg Public sector finance from the UK and current account from euro area are due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

Dutch consumer confidence remained stable in October and household spending grew at a slower pace in August, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. The consumer sentiment index held steady at 23 points in October. Judgment on the economic climate as well as willingness to...

Malaysia's inflation accelerated as expected in September, figures from the Department of Statistics revealed Friday. Consumer prices climbed 4.3 percent year-on-year in September, faster then the 3.7 percent rise seen in August. The rate came in line with expectations. Among components, transport...

Ibovespa, the benchmark stock index in Brazil, closed down 0.4% Thursday at 76,283.16 points, tracking the path of emerging markets after China reported that its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 6.9% in the third quarter, at a slower pace than the expected by investors. The Chinese figures negatively...

Merval, the main index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, rose 2.35% Thursday, closing at 26,831.01 points, recovering from recent losses amid investor optimism for a possible triumph of the national government in Sunday's legislative elections. On the side of the indicators, the head of the Central...

Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras obtained a favorable decision in a tax dispute that could cost the company more than R$ 15 billion (US$ 4.7 billion). The dispute involved the deductibility of expenses with oil and gas output in the company's tax statement in 2010. "The Administrative Board...

The presidents of Argentina and the United States, Mauricio Macri and Donald Trump, spoke via telephone on Wednesday to discuss the situation in Venezuela and the economic and trade relations between their countries, reported Casa Rosada and the White House. According to Casa Rosada, both leaders...

Colombia's government will refrain from new debt issuances in the global markets in the short term, said the country's Finance Minister, Mauricio Cárdenas. "We do not need more financing from the international markets, and we have reduced our requests with the international banking system," Cárdenas...

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