Germany: Fears of German Recession as Moment of Truth Looms
Just days before Germany’s much anticipated third quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data is released, business leaders and policy makers warn that the euro zone’s largest economy has lost its competitiveness and is on the brink of a recession. (Source: CNBC)

Japan: Japan PM Abe Likely to Delay Sales-Tax Hike: Government Source
According to a government official, Abe is very likely to delay an increase in the sales tax as the economic recovery is very fragile. (Source: Reuters)

Turkey: Turkey’s Exports Unable to Catch the Dollar’s Wave
In this article, the Hurriyet analyzes the consequences of a strong U.S. dollar in Turkey’s trade and states that the dollar did not quite facilitate exports, or not as much as expected. (Source: Hurriyet)

Slovenia: Parliament Opens Debate on Supplementary Budget
A supplementary budget expanding the deficit for the year is entering debate at the level of parliamentary committees on Tuesday with the plenary planned to begin on 17 November. (Source: The Slovenia Times)

Brazil: Brazilian Real Advances on Outlook for Rousseff’s Economic Team
Brazil’s real rose for a second day on speculation President Dilma Rousseff will appoint an economic team that will revive growth and on wagers the U.S. Federal Reserve will avoid an early increase in interest rates. (Source: Bloomberg)

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