Brazil's gross domestic product increased by 0.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the first, reaching 1.693 trillion reais ($416 billion), governmental statistics agency IBGE announced.
The euro slipped lower against the US dollar as a closely-watched measure of currency area inflation missed analysts' forecast in a reading that could have significant implications for US interest rates.
Japanese government ministries and agencies' budget requests for fiscal 2019 hit a record high of 102.5 trillion yen ($923 billion), officials said, as the nation grapples to finance ballooning social welfare costs and defense spending.
An Iranian petrochemical company has gained the technical know-how to make special catalysts used for gasoline production, making Iran the world's second producer of such advanced component and helping it earn as much as $60 billion a year in export revenue.
President of the National Assembly (NA) of Armenia, Ara Babloyan, on Friday received Ramezan Ali Sobhanifar, head of Iran-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group of the Iranian legislature and other members of this group.
Iran's LPG shipments loaded, or due for lifting, in August rose by 84,000 tons versus July to around 568,000 tons — the highest since the previous US-led sanctions against Tehran — fixtures from shipping sources showed recently.