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Vietnam's trade deficit seen at $582mn in Sept-customs HANOI: Vietnam posted a trade deficit of $582 million in September, slightly below an initial government estimate of a deficit of $600 million, Vietnam Customs said on Wednesday.In August, Vietnam posted a trade surplus of $1.07 billion, according to official data.Exports in September dropped 4.8 percent from August to total $12.634 billion, while imports rose 8.3 percent from the previous month to $13.216 billion, the Finance Ministry-run Customs Department said on its website .Earlier this month. The trade ministry said it expected Vietnam to show a trade surplus of $1.5 billion this year, far surpassing its forecast of $500 million in July.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Poland's unemployment might fall in Oct, says labour minister WARSAW: Poland's unemployment rate might fall in October below the 11.5 percent estimated for September, said Polish labour minister Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz on Wednesday."Considering the number of new job offers and favorable weather conditions, a slight fall in unemployment rate to 11.4 percent is possible in October," Kosiniak-Kamysz told Reuters.Kosiniak-Kamysz also said he saw the unemployment rate at around 12 percent at the end of 2014. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
UK jobless rate falls again, recovery shows signs of cooling LONDON: Britain's strong labour market recovery is showing signs of cooling, even as the unemployment rate once again fell more than expected in the three months to August.Job creation was its weakest since the spring of last year and there was a sharp slowdown in the pace at which the number of people claiming unemployment benefit is falling.Workers' earnings again failed to keep pace with inflation, Wednesday's Office for National Statistics data showed, keeping falling ...
Ukraine trade surplus for goods rises to $1.6bn in Jan-Aug KIEV: Ukraine's trade surplus for goods rose to $1.166 billion in the first eight months of this year from $880 million in January-July, the state statistics committee said on Wednesday.This contrasted with a $7.324 billion deficit in January-August 2013.After some years in deficit, Ukraine has swung to a goods trade surplus this year due to a fall in imports mainly because of a gas pricing row with Russia and a 40 percent depreciation of its ...
US mortgage applications rise in latest week: MBA NEW YORK: Applications for US home mortgages rose last week as interest rates dropped to their lowest level since June 2013, an industry group said on Wednesday.The Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity, which includes both refinancing and home purchase demand, rose 5.6 percent in the week ended Oct. 10.The MBA's seasonally adjusted index of refinancing applications rose 10.6 percent, while the gauge of loan requests for home purchases, ...
British unemployment rate hits new five-year low at 6pc LONDON: Britain's unemployment rate sank to 6.0 percent in the quarter to the end of August, reaching the lowest point since late 2008, official data showed on Wednesday.The rate for the June-August period compares with 6.2 percent for the three months to the end of July, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a statement.The number of unemployed meanwhile dropped by 154,000 to stand at 1.97 million people, it added.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
German inflation stuck at 0.8pc for third month in a row FRANKFURT: Inflation in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, remained stuck at an ultra-low level for the third month in a row in September, final data showed on Wednesday.Confirming to a flash estimate released at the end of September, the federal statistics office Destatis calculated in final data that German inflation stood at just 0.8 percent year-on-year last month, unchanged since July.The last time inflation in Germany was lower than 0.8 percent was in February 2010. Inflation ...

 



 
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