BLOOMBERG - Saudi Arabia expects oil revenue to jump 12 percent next year in a sign the world’s biggest crude exporter expects prices to keep rising in 2018.
BEA - The U.S. current-account deficit decreased to $100.6 billion (preliminary) in the third quarter of 2017 from $124.4 billion (revised) in the second quarter of 2017, according to statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The deficit decreased to 2.1 percent of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP) from 2.6 percent in the second quarter.
FRB - Industrial production moved up 0.2 percent in November after posting an upwardly revised increase of 1.2 percent in October.
PLATTS - National Australia Bank announced Thursday it will no longer provide financing for new thermal coal projects.
BLOOMBERG - The region’s median government debt level will probably exceed 50 percent of gross domestic product this year from 34 percent in 2013, while the cost of servicing the liabilities will average almost 10 percent compared with half that four years ago, the International Monetary Fund said.
ROSSETI - On the 7th of December the international rating agency Moody`s has raised the long-term credit rating of PJSC "Rossety" to the rank "Ba1" as per international scale with stable prediction. Moreover, the agency has taken a decision on raising the estimation of characteristics of own credit rating of "Rossety" of one rank to "ba1" level.
IMF - The system’s increasing complexity has sown financial stability risks. Given the centrality of banks to the financial system, the FSAP team recommended a gradual and targeted increase in bank capital. The authorities have recognized these risks, including at the highest level, and are proactively taking important measures to address them. These include the strengthening of systemic risk oversight, further improving regulation, and moving toward functional supervision.
IMF - Overall, the system is stable. We have had a turbulent period in the last couple of years. Bad loans increased, and profits and credit growth slowed down. This period seems to have come to an end and the economy and the banking sector are getting healthier.
BEA - The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $48.7 billion in October, up $3.8 billion from $44.9 billion in September, revised. October exports were $195.9 billion, down less than $0.1 billion from September exports. October imports were $244.6 billion, $3.8 billion more than September imports.
GAZPROM -Profit attributable to the owners of PJSC Gazprom for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 totalled RUB 581,834 million which is by RUB 127,487 million, or 18 %, less than for the same period of the prior year.