BRAZIL: Annual CPI Accelerates To 2.54%, Back To Inflation Target Range

The 12-month inflation rate in Brazil came in at 2.54% in September, accelerating when compared to the 2.46% annual rate recorded in August, and above economists projections (+2.47%), said the country’s statistics office. Brazilian CPI is now at the bottom of the country’s central bank inflation target range, between 2.5% and 6.5% per year. In ...

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CHILE: Consumer Prices Rise 1.5% In September, Lowest Level Since May 2013

Chile’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) decelerated to 1.5% in September on an annual comparison, from 1.9% in August, reaching the lowest yearly variation since May 2013, said the country’s statistics office. The annual inflation rate in Chile is currently below the bottom of the country’s central bank target range of ...

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BRAZIL: Court Authorizes Police To Question President On Ports Decree

Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) has authorized the Federal Police to question the country’s president in an inquiry that investigates corruption and money laundering allegations involving Michel Temer, his former aide Rodrigo Rocha Loures, and the executives of the service provider Rodrimar, as part of the a decree on ports. The ...

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PERU: Trade Balance Records US$ 433 Million Surplus In August

Peru’s trade balance posted a US$ 433 million surplus in August, maintaining the positive performance observed for 14 consecutive months, since July 2016. Year-to-date, Peru accumulates a US$ 3.151 billion trade surplus, said the country’s central bank. In August, Peruvian exports totaled US$ 3.923 billion, a 20.4% increase compared to ...

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COLOMBIA: UN Approves Resolution To Verify ELN Ceasefire

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution establishing a mission to monitoring and verifying the compliance with the bilateral ceasefire agreement between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla group. According to the resolution, the U.N. Mission in Colombia will take part until January 8 ...

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Treasuries Close Modestly Lower But Well Off Worst Levels

Treasuries recovered following a significant move to the downside in early trading on Friday but still ended the day modestly lower. Bond prices closed in negative territory but well off their worst levels of the day. Subsequently, the yield on the benchmark ten-year note, which moves opposite of its price, ...

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Dollar Extends Rally As U.S. Jobs Data Boosts Rate Hike Bets

The U.S. dollar continued to be higher against its key counterparts in the European session on Friday, as an unexpected decline in the nation’s jobless rate along with an acceleration in wage growth in September strengthened support for another Fed rate in December. Data from the Labor Department showed that ...

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Turkey CB Unlikely To Loosen Policy This Year On Rising Inflation

Turkey’s central bank will probably wait until next year before easing monetary policy, influenced by the recent jump in inflation, Liam Carson, an economist at Capital Economics, said. The CPI Inflation accelerated to 11.2 percent in September from 10.7 percent in August, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on ...

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