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Mauritius trade deficit widens 6.9pc in October PORT LOUIS: The trade deficit in Mauritius widened 6.9 percent to 7.32 billion rupees ($232.01 million) in October from a year earlier, driven largely by higher imports of food and live animals, Statistics Mauritius said on Monday.The value of imports climbed 6.9 percent to 15.96 billion rupees, with the cost of food and live animals rising to 3.33 billion rupees from 2.71 billion rupees in October last year, the agency said in a statement.Exports from the Indian Ocean island nation rose 6.9 percent to 8.64 billion, the data showed.The United Arab Emirates was the main buyer of goods from Mauritius in October, overtaking Britain and accounting for 15.9 percent, while India supplied 16.6 percent of the nation's imports. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Moroccan consumer price inflation rises to 1.2pc in November RABAT: Morocco's consumer price inflation rose to an annual 1.2 percent in November from 0.6 pct in October in part because of rising food prices, the High Planning Authority said on Monday.Non-food inflation was up 2.1 percent in the 12 months through November. The food price index pushed up slightly to 0.1 percent from the previous month.Health expenses fell 1.1 percent while housing, water and electricity costs rose 4.4 percent as the North African government ...
Russia to impose grain export duty as it restricts exports MOSCOW: Russia, one of the world's top wheat exporters, plans to impose a duty on grain exports, officials said on Monday, a move that follows informal curbs through quality controls last week as the government races to guarantee its domestic needs.Russia has a big grain crop this year but rouble volatility and high global prices caused exports to spike and the country now needs to hang onto its stocks, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told a ...
Israel jobless rate dips to 5.6pc in November JERUSALEM: Israel's unemployment rate edged down to 5.6 percent in October from 5.7 percent in October, as the number of those who work both full and part-time rose, the Central Bureau of Statistics said on Monday.The number of employed increased 0.8 percent to 3.607 million, with 60.8 percent of those aged 15 and over having jobs, up from 60.4 percent in October.The participation rate in the labour force of those 15 and older gained to ...
Brazil inflation seen above target in 2015 SAO PAULO: Brazil's consumer inflation is seen exceeding an official target in 2015 even as the economy is expected to grow less than previously forecast, a weekly central bank survey showed on Monday.The poll underscores an increasingly challenging economic environment for President Dilma Rousseff, who begins her second term on Jan. 1 with a stagnant economy, stubborn inflation, and a widespread loss of confidence in emerging markets.Inflation for 2015 was seen at 6.54 percent, according ...
Italy Nov non-EU trade surplus widens y/y on export rise ROME: Italy posted a trade surplus of 2.715 billion euros with countries outside the European Union in November, compared with a surplus of 2.343 billion euros in the same month last year, national statistics agency ISTAT said on Monday.Exports rose 2.6 percent year-on-year in November, while imports edged up 0.1 percent, ISTAT said.In the first 11 months of the year, Italy registered a non-EU trade surplus of 22.795 billion euros. Net of energy products, it ...
Taiwan Nov export orders slow but on track for a record in 2014 TAIPEI: Taiwan's export orders grew slower than expected in November, amid global uncertainties, and the island's economics ministry slightly trimmed its forecast for this year's total, which still should set a record.Export orders in November rose 6 percent from a year earlier, below the 8.8 percent forecast in the Reuters poll as well as the ministry's expectations for around a 10 percent gain. Still orders for information communication goods, the main driver for Taiwan's exports, ...


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln