Spain Urged to Set `Credible' Fiscal Targets
April 26 (Bloomberg) -- Ricardo Santos, euro-region economist at BNP Paribas SA, and Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief economist for southern Europe at Barclays Plc, talk about Spain's fiscal targets. They speak with Francine Lacqua and Guy Johnson on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse." (Source: Bloomberg)
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26:11 - Japan’s consumer prices fell for a seventh straight month and household spending slumped again in September, underscoring the challenges Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda face in trying to revive the world’s third-largest economy. The downbeat inflation and spending data came despite an increasingly tight labor market. The unemployment rate slipped to 3 percent in September, equal to the lowest since 1995. The low jobless figure hasn’t yet resulted in significant wage gains, a key element of efforts to reflate Japan’s economy. HSBC European Economist Fabio Balboni discusses with Mark Barton on "Bloomberg Surveillance."