BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's congress approved an $80 billion budget for 2018 on Wednesday, in a bid to retain the country's 'BBB' credit rating, and the finance minister said the government would not issue more international bonds.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia enjoyed another month of solid jobs growth in September, with the annual pace of gains sprinting ahead to the fastest in almost a decade and nudging the unemployment rate lower.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will crack down on irregularities in the banking sector and resolutely curb any rise in hidden debt, Guo Shuqing, head of the country's banking regulator, said on Thursday.
(Reuters) - Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso said the central bank would make adjustments to the shape of the yield curve as necessary, taking into account developments in the economy, prices and financial conditions.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The remaining preferred shareholders of Brazil's Vale SA <VALE5.SA> on Wednesday voted to accept a plan obliging them to convert their shares into a single stock class, finalizing a process that is part of the miner's bid to improve corporate governance.
(Reuters) - Blue Apron Holdings Inc <APRN.N> said it had cut about 6 percent of its total workforce, nearly four months after going public, as the meal-kit delivery company comes under increasing pressure from deep-pocketed rivals such as Amazon.com Inc <AMZN.O>.