British mortgage approvals for house purchases in July 2019 hit the highest point since July 2017, with net mortgage lending rising, according to statistics released by the Bank of England (BoE) Friday.
Brazil\'s economy, the largest in Latin America, rebounded in the second quarter, averting fears of a recession in the country, according to figures released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).
Turkey\'s economy is expected to shrink in the second quarter, its third straight quarterly contraction as it grapples with the effects of recession, and a Reuters poll on Thursday also pointed to zero growth in 2019 as demand and investment slows.
The U.S. economy slowed a bit more than initially thought in the second quarter as the strongest growth in consumer spending in 4-1/2 years was offset by declining exports and a smaller inventory build.
Gross domestic product (GDP) for mainland-Norway (i.e. excluding shipping and oil and gas extraction) grew by 0.7 per cent from the first to the second quarter, according to seasonally adjusted figures.
The trade gap in New Zealand rose to NZD 685 million in July of 2019 from NZD 203 million in the same month of the previous year, as exports declined 5.8 percent to NZD 5,028 million while imports advanced 3.1 percent to NZD 5,713 million.