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  • Risks to 'Abenomics' growing, whether Japan PM raises tax or not

    TOKYO (Reuters) - If history is a guide, a string of disappointing economic reports in Japan would seem to argue against raising the country's sales tax again. But the risks for "Abenomics" are increasing whatever Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decides to do.
  • Brazil posts first trade deficit in seven months

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil posted a trade deficit of $939 million in September, its first monthly deficit after six straight positive results this year, government data showed on Wednesday. The median forecast of 12 analysts surveyed by Reuters was for...

    France defies EU partners with 'no austerity' budget

    PARIS (Reuters) - France laid down the gauntlet to EU partners on Wednesday with a 2015 budget setting out how it would bring its borrowing back to within EU limits two years later than promised, a retreat it blamed on a fragile economy. Without...

    Foreign banks resist losses on Spanish motorway rescue

    MADRID (Reuters) - Foreign banks are dragging out a 2.3 billion euro ($3 billion) rescue plan for bankrupt Spanish motorways, seeking better terms to recoup more of the money they lent the nine toll road companies, three sources said. Under the plan, the...

    Record French debt burden adds to strain on public finances

    PARIS (Reuters) - France's national debt hit a record high in the second quarter, data showed on Tuesday, underlining the country's struggle to rein in public finances a day before the 2015 budget is presented. Topping two trillion euros ($2.53 trillion)...