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72939Fitch Revises Bulgaria’s Outlook to Positive3/22/2019 10:44:09 PM"Fitch Ratings revised on Friday 22 March 2019 Fitch’s sovereign credit rating outlook to positive from stable and affirmed the debt grade at ‘BBB’, citing as main driver behind the revision improved external finance metrics and outperformance of the majority of its 'BBB' peers. Standard & Poor's credit rating for Bulgaria stands at BBB- with positive outlook. Moody's credit rating for Bulgaria was last set at Baa2 with stable outlook."BulgariaCredit Rating/bulgaria/rating
72938S&P Upgrades Croatia’s Rating to ‘BBB-’3/22/2019 10:39:56 PM"S&P Global Ratings upgraded on Friday 22 March 2019 Croatia’s sovereign credit rating to ‘BBB-’ from ‘BB+’ and assigned a stable outlook, citing as main driver behind the revision improving fiscal metrics, underpinned by recent economic recovery enhanced by tax-rich domestic demand and fiscal consolidation measures implemented by the authorities. Moody's credit rating for Croatia was last set at Ba2 with stable outlook. Fitch's credit rating for Croatia was last reported at BB+ with positive outlook."CroatiaCredit Rating/croatia/rating
72937Panama Economy Expands 3.6% YoY in January3/22/2019 9:07:14 PM"The economy of Panama advanced 3.57 percent year-on-year in January of 2019, slower than the 3.80 percent expansion for the previous month and 3.49 percent in November. Growth was led by transport (mainly in Panama Canal) and utilities. Considering the January to December period, the economy grew 3.27 percent, compared to a 5.20 percent expansion in the same period of 2017."PanamaLeading Economic IndexPANAMALEAECOIND/panama/leading-economic-index
72936Paraguay Cuts Interest Rate to 4.75%3/22/2019 9:00:47 PM"The central bank of Paraguay cut on Friday 22 March 2019 the benchmark interest rate by 25 bps to 4.75 percent. Policymakers underscored the lower global growth forecasts and the more conservative Fed approach observed in the latest meeting. They also mentioned the recession in Argentina and slower-than-expected growth in Brazil. On the price front, the annual inflation rate in Paraguay increased to 2.7 percent in February 2019 from 2.4 percent in the previous month."ParaguayInterest RateParaguayIntRate/paraguay/interest-rate
72935Colombia Holds Interest Rate at 4.25%3/22/2019 8:56:40 PM"The central bank of Colombia left the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 4.25 percent on Thursday 22 March 2019, as widely expected. The central bank has kept the rate at its current level since last April, when it made its final cut of 25 basis points. The decision was taken on the back of sluggish growth and favorable inflation trends and expectations. The annual inflation rate in Colombia fell to 3.01 percent in February 2019 from 3.15 percent in the prior month and below market expectations of 3.18 percent. It was the slowest inflation rate since September 2014. The bank expects growth close to 3.5% in 2019 (compared to the government’s 3.6 percent and matching the IMF’s 3.5%) and inflation convergence towards the 3% target."ColombiaInterest RateCORRRMIN/colombia/interest-rate
72934US Stocks Sink Amid Global Growth Worries3/22/2019 8:22:53 PM"Wall Street tumbled on Friday amid increasing global growth concerns, with the yield on the US 10-year note falling below the 3-month bill yield for the 1st time since 2007. On Friday, preliminary Markit PMIs for Japan, Europe and the US came weaker-than-expected, adding to an economic downgrade from the Fed earlier in the week and persistent uncertainties over the US-China trade deal. The Dow Jones plunged 1.8% or 460 points to 25502 , the S&P 500 fell 1.9% or 54 points to 2800 and the Nasdaq tumbled 2.5% or 196 points to 7643."United StatesStock MarketINDU/united-states/stock-market
72933US Posts Largest Budget Gap Ever for February3/22/2019 6:05:00 PMThe US government budget deficit increased to USD 234 billion in February of 2019 from a USD 215 billion gap a year earlier and above market expectations of a USD 227 billion shortfall. It is the highest budget gap ever for a February month as federal spending rose 8 percent on the year while receipts increased only 7 percent.United StatesGovernment Budget ValueUNITEDSTAGOVBUDVAL/united-states/government-budget-value
72932European Stocks Plunge on Renewed Growth Worries3/22/2019 5:39:00 PM"Major European shares closed deep in the red on Friday, after latest data published by Markit Economics raised fears of global economic slowdown: Germany posted the steepest contraction in factory activity since August of 2012; Japan manufacturing continued to shrink at the fastest rate in two-and-a-half years; and the US manufacturing activity growth slowed to 21-month low. The DAX 30 fell 186 points, or 1.6%, to 11,364; the FTSE 100 dropped 148 points, or 2% to 7,208; the CAC 40 lost 109 points, or 2%, to 5,270; the IBEX 35 retreated 156 points, or 1.7%, to 9,199; and the FTSE MIB declined 138 points, or 0.7%, to 18,911."United KingdomStock MarketUKX/united-kingdom/stock-market
72931Brazil Shares Slump after Former President Arrest3/22/2019 5:02:00 PM"The Ibovespa index slumped on Friday, amid concerns of a possible delay on fiscal reforms talks after Brazil’s former president Temer was arrested on Thursday. Temer was arrested as part of an anti-corruption investigation alleging he was the head of a “criminal organization” that was involved in the construction of nuclear plant Angra 3. The Ibovespa index was trading 3.0% lower at 93807 around 01:55 PM Brasilia time."BrazilStock MarketIBOV/brazil/stock-market
72930US 10-Year Yield Inverts for 1st Time Since 20073/22/2019 4:59:39 PM"The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note was down to 2.44% on Friday, the lowest since the last working day of 2017 amid increasing global growth concerns. On Friday, preliminary Markit PMIs for Japan, Europe and the US came weaker-than-expected, following an economic downgrade from the Fed earlier in the week and persistent uncertainties over the US-China trade deal. The US 10-year yield fell below the US 3-month Bill yield at 2.453% for the first time since 2007, which usually is seen as a sign of an economic recession in the near future."United StatesGovernment Bond 10YUSGG10YR/united-states/government-bond-yield