• Eurozone November current account surplus 32.5 bln eur


    The eurozone's current account surplus in November came in at 32.5 billion euros, reflecting surpluses for goods (31.1 billion), primary income (10.5 billion) and services (4.5 billion), which were partly offset by a deficit for secondary income (13.6 billion), data from the European Central Bank showed. RADIOCOR

  • Dollar near three-year low, heading for worst run since 2015


    The dollar laboured near a three-year low against a basket of currencies, heading for a fifth week of falls that would be its longest losing streak since May 2015. REUTERS

  • Inflation steady at 0.9% in December


    Italy's annual inflation rate was steady at 0.9% in December, ISTAT said, confirming its in preliminary estimate. The monthly rise was 0.4%, the statistics agency said. It said prices rose on average by 1.2% in 2017, compared to a 0.1% drop in 2016. ANSA

  • China fourth-quarter GDP growth to slow on debt, pollution clampdown


    China’s economic growth is expected to have slowed slightly in the fourth quarter from the previous quarter, as the government extended a crackdown on debt risks and factory pollution. REUTERS

  • BOJ Kuroda's optimism on economy, price outlook sends yen to 4-month high


    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda offered a positive view on the economy and inflation on Monday, sending the yen to a four-month high against the dollar on simmering speculation it may exit its ultra-loose monetary policy earlier than expected. REUTERS --

  • Merkel's conservatives, SPD agree German coalition blueprint


    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) agreed after all-night talks on Friday to a blueprint for formal coalition negotiations, party sources said, raising prospects of an end to months of political uncertainty. REUTERS

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