Industrial production in France in July decreased by 1.3% after June’s decrease by 0.1%. Compared with last year, the overall volume of industrial production increased by 2.3%.
Slovakia’s foreign trade deficit in July decreased by SKK 7.3bn from SKK 6.3bn in June. Exports grew by 22.4% while imports by 24.1%.
Representatives of OPEC members will hold a meeting today on oil exploration quotas. It is expected that these will not change and only recommendation for not exceeding these limit will be given.
Japan’s GDP in the 2Q06 increased by 0.2% and in the 1Q06 by 0.8%. In year-on-year comparison japanese economy grew by 1.0%.