Bank of France Survey Sees GDP Growth Close to Zero in 4Q

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 7, 2014

By Inti Landauro PARIS--The French economy is expected to stagnate again in the fourth quarter as business sentiment remains weak, a survey by the Bank of France indicated on Friday. The monthly survey by the central bank forecasts the eurozone's ...

Eurogroup Head Optimistic on Finding Budget Solution

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 7, 2014

BRUSSELS --A solution can be found for European Union countries facing large payments at the start of December, because of one-time charges or revised economic calculations, said Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the president of the Eurogroup of finance ministers Friday. "I haven't ...

IMF Lagarde Praises ECB's Willingness to Ease

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 7, 2014

By William Horobin and Brian Blackstone PARIS--International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde on Friday praised indications the European Central Bank is prepared do more to ease monetary policy. Ms. Lagarde's comments in Paris come after the ECB's decision on Thursday ...

U.S. Consumer Price Index--Historical

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 7, 2014

- Index levels and year-on-year percent changes are unadjusted. Month-on-month percent changes are seasonally adjusted. M-O-M denotes month-on-month percent changes. Y-O-Y denotes year-on-year percent changes. Source: U.S. Labor Department. CPI-U CPI-U, Less All Items Food and Energy Energy Food M-O-M ...

Nigeria Steps Up to Try to Halt Currency's Slide -- Update 1

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 7, 2014

By Josie Cox in London and Patrick McGroarty in Johannesburg Nigeria's central bank intervened to support its currency after a record-breaking slide, traders said. The central bank stepped in Friday to buy the currency after the U.S. dollar shot up ...

Dollar Falls on Profit-Taking After U.S. Jobs Report

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 7, 2014

By James Ramage The dollar weakened against the yen and the euro Friday after a softer-than-expected U.S. jobs report moved investors to take profits on recent dollar gains while they maintained their expectations for higher interest rates. The dollar slid ...

U.S. Employment Cost Index-Historical

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 7, 2014

Employment cost index for total compensation, wages and salaries, and benefit costs, by industry and occupational group. Percent changes for 3-months ended are seasonally adjusted. Percent changes for 12- months ended are not seasonally adjusted. R denotes revised. ---CIVILIAN WORKERS--- ...

Mexico Warns of Disruption From U.S. Tightening

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 7, 2014

PARIS--The head of the Bank of Mexico Agustin Carstens warned that there may be financial disruption for emerging markets in the face of potential for the normalization of U.S. monetary policy. "There is a potential for financial market disruption and ...

U.S. Employment Cost Index-Historical -3-

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 7, 2014

Mar 94 0.8 2.8 0.8 2.7 0.9 3.0 Dec 93 0.7 2.8 0.6 2.7 0.9 2.9 Sep 93 0.6 3.0 0.6 2.9 0.6 3.2 Jun 93 0.7 3.4 0.8 2.8 0.7 4.4 Mar 93 0.7 3.6 0.6 3.0 0.7 4.8 ...

Malaysia September Exports Rise 2% From a Year Earlier

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 7, 2014

By Jason Ng KUALA LUMPUR--Malaysian exports in September rose 2.0% from a year earlier, official data showed Friday, driven mainly by demand for electronics and palm oil. A Wall Street Journal poll of seven economists expected median export growth of ...

In Germany's East, Auto Makers Drive Leipzig's Economic Revival

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 7, 2014

By William Boston LEIPZIG, Germany--In a gleaming factory here, BMW AG's sleek i8 electric sports car glides down a robotic assembly line to stake the company's--and this city's--place in the auto industry's future. Twenty-five years after the Berlin Wall fell, ...

UK Trade Deficit Widens Again in September

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 7, 2014

By Jon Sindreu and Jason Douglas LONDON--The gap between how much the U.K. buys abroad and what it exports continued to widen in September, driven mainly by a rise in oil imports and a larger trade deficit with Germany, according ...

French State Budget Deficit Narrows in First Nine Months of 2014

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 7, 2014

By Stacy Meichtry PARIS--France's central state budget deficit narrowed in the first nine months of the year as the government reined in spending and the cost of servicing sovereign debt remained low, the budget ministry said Friday. The central state ...

Brazil's IPCA Inflation +0.42% In Oct Versus +0.57% In Sep

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 7, 2014

By Rogerio Jelmayer SAO PAULO--Brazil's consumer inflation eased in October--mainly due to the slowdown the advance of food prices--as the government combats inflationary pressures. The IPCA consumer price index rose 0.42% in October, compared with 0.57% in September, the Brazilian ...

Ruble Weakens Beyond 60 Per Euro

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 7, 2014

By Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW-The Russian ruble weakened beyond a psychologically important level of 60 versus the euro for the first time ever in early trade on Friday. The ruble hit 60.27 against the euro before recovering slightly to 60.10. This ...

French Industrial Production Flat on Month in September

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 7, 2014

PARIS--French industrial output was stable in September as a rise in energy production offset a decline in the production of agricultural and other goods, official data showed Friday. Industrial production in the eurozone's second largest economy was flat in September ...