In U.S. economic news, export prices ex-ag. for September fell 0.6% following a 1.3% loss in August, while import prices ex-oil for September fell 0.3% compared to August’s 0.4% decline. In the UK, construction output declined for the second consecutive month in August, falling 4.3%, much lower than the 1.0% decline in July. Elsewhere, the Greek unemployment rate remained steady during July at 25.0%, matching June’s figure. Finally, Australian home loans increased a seasonally adjusted 2.9% to 54,546 in August.