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Overall nationwide consumer prices in Japan were up 0.7 percent on year in May, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That exceeded estimates for an increase of 0.6 percent, which would have been unchanged from the April reading. Core CPI also was up 0.7 percent on...

The South Korea stock market headed south again on Thursday, one session after it had ended the five-day slide in which it had given away almost 135 points or 5.5 percent. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,335-point plateau and it may take further damage on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian...

Ibovespa, the benchmark stock index in Brazil, fell 2.84% to 70,074.89 points Thursday, driven by the deterioration of the foreign scenario after the United States Secretary of Commerce affirmed that the country has "more ammunition" in the case of a trade war. Domestically, the 6.84% drop in Petrobras'...

Japan will on Friday release nationwide consumer price data for May, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Overall inflation is expected to hold steady at 0.6 percent on year, while core CPI is called unchanged at 0.7 percent on year. Japan also will see April numbers for...

Colcap, the main index of the Colombian Stock Exchange, rose 0.14% to 1,534.39 points Thursday, due to an upward correction in Bancolombia's shares. Ramses Pestanapalmett, an analyst at Ultraserfinco, noted that Bancolombia corrected upwards after consecutive falls in previous sessions, due to the...

The official preliminary inflation data in Brazil, measured by the Broad Consumer Price Index-15 (IPCA-15), gained strength and rose 1.11% in June compared to May, repeating the rate calculated in June 1996 and recording the highest variation for the month since 1995 (+2.25%), said the country's statistics...

Argentina's Central Bank (BCRA) has announced the start of the daily auctions program to allocate the financing provided by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which was formalized Wednesday, for the equivalent to US$ 7.5 billion to cover expenses denominated in Argentinean pesos, in accordance with...

The one-day interbank deposit futures rates (DI rates) in Brazil opened mixed on Thursday. Short-term rates started the session in decline, following the decision of the Brazilian Central Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (Copom). Meanwhile, the longer maturities fluctuate in the high, monitoring the...

The Brazilian Industrial Confidence Index (ICI) flash data points out to a 1.4-point drop in June over the end of May, to 99.7 points, said the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) ). If confirmed, it would be the lowest level of industry confidence since January. The preliminary result reflects the worsening...

The Brazilian Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP) will begin the so-called "permanent offering" of fields and oil blocks with 158 of the 884 potential areas. Those interested in the areas should be able to present biddings as of July 19, when the edict and contract models must be published. The...

leadingindicatorindex-062118.jpg With improvements in a majority of components partly offset by declines in leading indicators of labor markets and residential construction, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing a smaller than expected increase by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of May.

cryptos-june21.jpg Bitcoin and its peers are modestly in the red Thursday morning, following a rebound Wednesday evening from a crash caused by the news of a hack at a leading cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea. Overall cryptocurrency market capitalization was at $287.58 billion as of 9.44 am ET on Thursday on CoinMarketCap.

philadelphia-fed-062118.jpg A report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday showed a much bigger than expected slowdown in the pace of growth in regional manufacturing activity in the month of June. The Philly Fed said its index for current general activity slumped to 19.9 in June from 34.4 in May.

jobless-claims-062118.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits edged lower in the week ended June 16th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims dipped to 218,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week's revised level of 221,000.

bankofengland-june21.jpg Bank of England's rate-setting body witnessed a growing divide at the June meeting, after its chief economist Andrew Haldane joined the hawks seeking an interest rate hike. Policymakers also set out new guidance on when to consider reducing the quantitative easing programme. Six members of the Monetary Policy Committee including Governor Mark Carney voted to maintain the benchmark rate.

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