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New Zealand Overall Credit Card Spending Sinks 1.9%
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:15:08 GMT
Overall credit card spending in New Zealand fell a seasonally adjusted 1.9 percent on month in December, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday.
Dollar Stays Firm Against Major Currencies
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 20:48:56 GMT
The U.S. dollar is displaying strength against most major currencies on Tuesday, reacting to a slew of economic data and the vote on Brexit.
New York Manufacturing Index Drops To Lowest Level In Over A Year
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:38:58 GMT
New York manufacturing activity grew at its slowest pace in over a year in the month of January, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Tuesday. The New York Fed said its general business conditions index slumped to 3.9 in January.
U.S. Producer Prices Edge Down 0.2% In December
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:33:35 GMT
A report released by the Labor Department on Tuesday showed a modest decrease in U.S. producer prices in the month of December. The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand dipped by 0.2 percent in December after inching up by 0.1 percent in November.
German Growth At 5-year Low In 2018, Economy Likely Skirted Recession In Q4
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:24:17 GMT
Germany's economy grew for a ninth year in 2018 at the slowest pace in five years, largely driven by domestic demand, and likely avoided slipping into a technical recession in the third quarter. Gross domestic product rose a price-adjusted and chain-linked 1.5 percent from 2017, when it expanded 2.2 percent, preliminary data from the Federal Statistical Office showed on Tuesday.
Eurozone Trade Surplus Falls In November
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:09:34 GMT
Eurozone's merchandise trade surplus decreased strongly in November, as the growth in imports outpaced that of exports. The trade surplus fell to EUR 19 billion from EUR 23.4 billion in the same month last year, figures from the euro area statistical office Eurostat showed on Tuesday. Exports increased 1.9 percent year-on-year and imports rose 4.7 percent.
New Zealand December Food Prices Rise Seasonally Adjusted 0.5%
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 22:30:08 GMT
Food prices in New Zealand advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent on month in December, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday.
Dollar Mostly Subdued Against Major Currencies
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 21:09:01 GMT
The dollar was subdued against most major currencies on Monday amid speculation the Federal Reserve might pause its monetary tightening measures this year.
China December Exports Fall Most Since 2016
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:40:06 GMT
China's exports and imports in December declined at the worst rates in two years, adding to evidence of a rapid slowdown in the economy amid the trade war with the US and weakening global activity. Exports dropped 4.4 percent year-on-year in December, figures from the General Administration of Customs showed on Monday. That was in contrast to the 3 percent gain economists had predicted.
Stocks post back-to-back losses for the first time this year on earnings worries
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 07:31:00 GMT
Stocks fell as the U.S. earnings season kicked off. Concerns over an economic slowdown in China also dampened sentiment to start off the week.
U.S. Dollar Moves Modestly Higher Versus Euro, Yen
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 20:07:06 GMT
The U.S. dollar has moved modestly higher versus the euro and the yen on Friday, although traders seem reluctant to make more significant moves.
U.S. Dollar Moves Modestly Higher Versus Euro, Yen
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 20:07:06 GMT
The U.S. dollar has moved modestly higher versus the euro and the yen on Friday, although traders seem reluctant to make more significant moves.
U.S. Consumer Prices Edge Lower Amid Steep Drop In Gas Prices
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:19:30 GMT
Consumer prices in the U.S. edged slightly lower in the month of December, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday, with the modest decrease largely reflecting a steep drop in gasoline prices.
UK Economy Cools Further In November
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:54:25 GMT
UK economic growth eased further in the three months to November with the pace of expansion slowing to a six-month low, driven by the weak performance in manufacturing, as activity was damped by uncertainties linked mainly to global trade and Brexit. Growth in the gross domestic product slowed to 0.3 percent from 0.4 percent in the three months to October, the monthly estimates from the Office f
Stocks rise more than 2% for the week
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:28:00 GMT
Stocks posted weekly gains, but an ongoing U.S. government shutdown and worries about China pushed shares marginally lower on Friday.
ECB To Explore Cheap Loans Amid 'Fragile And Fluid' Economic Outlook: Minutes
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:25:18 GMT
European Central Bank policymakers are likely to explore the unconventional policy of granting cheap long-term loans to banks in the coming months as they chose to adopt a cautious stance towards terming the risks to the euro area economic outlook as "downside", minutes from December policy session showed on Thursday.
U.S. Jobless Claims Drop More Than Expected To 216,000
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:15:06 GMT
Adding to the positive picture of the labor market painted by last week's monthly jobs report, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing a bigger than expected drop in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the week ended January 5th.
Fed Minutes Indicate Patient Approach To Further Rate Hikes
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 19:34:25 GMT
Minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's latest meeting confirmed Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's recent remarks suggesting the central bank will take a patient approach to further interest rate increases.
Eurozone Jobless Rate At Decade-Low
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 15:01:28 GMT
Eurozone unemployment rate unexpectedly eased in November to its lowest level in over a decade, figures from Eurostat showed on Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate eased to 7.9 percent from a revised 8 percent in October. Economists had expected the rate to remain unchanged at October's original rate of 8.1 percent.
German Trade Surplus Grows In November As Imports Fall Unexpectedly
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 08:51:12 GMT
Germany's merchandise trade surplus grew in November to its biggest level in five months as imports fell unexpectedly, and exports decreased, giving further evidence of a slowdown in the biggest euro area economy. The non-adjusted trade surplus grew to EUR 20.5 billion from EUR 18.9 billion in October, preliminary data from the Federal Statistical Office showed on Wednesday.
Eurozone Economic Sentiment At 2-year Low
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 16:22:30 GMT
Eurozone's economic sentiment decreased more-than-expected in December to its lowest level since the start of 2017, extending further evidence of a broad-based slowdown in the single currency economy. The economic sentiment index dropped to 107.3 from 109.5 in November, survey data from the European Commission showed on Tuesday. Economists had predicted a score of 108.2.
Surprise Fall In German Industrial Production Worsens Recession Fears
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 13:33:21 GMT
Germany's industrial production unexpectedly decreased for a third straight month in November, amid a sharp fall in consumer goods and energy output, worsening fears of a technical recession in the biggest euro area economy. Overall industrial production fell a calendar and seasonally adjusted 1.9 percent from October, when it decreased 0.8 percent, revised from 0.5 percent.
UK House Price Inflation Accelerates In December: Halifax
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 11:55:40 GMT
UK house price inflation accelerated in December after slowing in the previous month, though house price growth for 2018 remain thin, survey data from the Lloyds Bank unit Halifax showed on Tuesday. House price rose 1.3 percent year-on-year in the three months to December, which was faster than the 0.3 percent growth in the three months to November. Economists had expected a 0.4 percent increase
South Korea November Current Account Surplus $5.06 Billion
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 23:45:06 GMT
South Korea posted a current account surplus of $5.06 billion in November, the Bank of Korea said on Tuesday - down from the $9.19 billion surplus in October.
U.S. Service Sector Growth Slows More Than Expected In December
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 15:31:06 GMT
A report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Monday showed growth in U.S. service sector activity slowed by more than anticipated in the month of December. The ISM said its non-manufacturing index dropped to 57.6 in December after inching up to 60.7 in November.
German Factory Orders Fall, Retail Sales Rise
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 13:56:45 GMT
Germany's manufacturing new orders decreased for the first time in four months in November and the fall was worst than expected, while retail sales grew at the fastest pace in seven months. Factory orders decreased a calendar and seasonally adjusted 1 percent from October, when they grew 0.2 percent, revised from 0.3 percent reported earlier, preliminary data from Destatis showed on Monday.
Eurozone Retail Sales Growth Remains Robust On Lower Oil Prices, Higher Incomes
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 12:02:30 GMT
Eurozone retail sales grew for a second straight month in November and at a faster-than-expected pace, supported by lower oil prices and rising wages. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent from October, when sales increased at the same pace, figures from Eurostat showed Monday.
Stocks rise in volatile trading as trade talks begin, Amazon shares gain
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 07:57:00 GMT
Stocks rose, adding to a massive rally from the previous session, as investors pored through the latest U.S.-China trade developments.
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