TODAY’S TOP ARTICLES – 13 OCT 2014

Europe: Euro Zone Seeks to Soften German Stance on Stimulus
France and Italy will keep pressure on Germany this week to use government money to revive the euro zone’s stagnating economy but in a sign of inertia, a promised list of projects to create growth will not be ready until December. (Source: CNBC)

Bolivia: Evo Morales Declares Re-election Victory in Bolivia
Bolivian President Evo Morales declared a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, hailing it as a triumph for socialist reforms that have cut poverty and vastly expanded the state’s role in the booming economy. (Source: The Telegraph)

Poland: Polish Rate-Setter Glapinski: No Room for More Rate Cuts
There is no room let for the Polish central bank to cut interest rates further, policymaker Adam Glapinski said. Glapinski is among supporters of relatively higher rates on the central bank’s 10-member Council and the second policymaker, after Andrzej Rzonca, to openly state his opposition to policy easing. (Source: Reuters)

Brazil: Neves Wins Support of Silva Two Weeks Ahead of Brazil Election
Marina Silva, who came third in the first round of Brazil’s presidential election, endorsed opposition candidate Aecio Neves for the Oct. 26 runoff. Neves is statistically tied with Rousseff, according to two separate polls by Ibope and Datafolha published last week. (Source: Bloomberg)

India: JP Morgan Cuts India 2014/15 Growth Forecast to 5.1 pct from 5.3 pct
According to a Reuters report, JP Morgan cut India’s GDP growth projection for 2014/15 to 5.1% from 5.3%, after weak factory output print. (Source: Reuters)

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