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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...

Colombia's Senate and House of Representatives jointly approved a 2018 budget of 235.6 trillion pesos (US$ 80.1 billion), 1% higher than in 2017. Half of that amount will be allocated to public investment. According to the Colombian Minister of Finance, Mauricio Cárdenas, the investment budget represents...

Brazilian miner Vale's iron ore production increased 3.3% in the third quarter of 2017 from a year before, to 95,111 million tons, the company said. Compared to the second quarter of this year, the increase was 3.6%. From January to September, Vale's iron ore output totaled 275.159 million tons, 6.5%...

A Brazilian House of Representatives Committee voted in favor of shielding President Michel Temer from a trial for corruption. The decision must be endorsed by the House floor and was widely expected by investors. Temer was charged for the second time this year in September, when public prosecutors...

The majority of the Brazilian miner Vale's preferred shareholders approved the conversion of 307 million preferred stocks from the company into common ones. The conversion rate will be of 0.9342 common share per class A preferred share. The transaction was approved by the owners of 158,111,060 shares....

New Zealand will on Friday see September figures for credit card spending, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In August, credit card spending was down 0.7 percent on month and up 6.4 percent on year. Malaysia will release September numbers for consumer prices; in August,...

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