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German economic confidence declined for the first time since October, survey data from the Centre for European Economic Research, or ZEW, showed Tuesday. The indicator of economic sentiment dropped unexpectedly by 1.5 points to 53.3 in April. Economists had forecast the index to improve to 55.3. Meanwhile,... Read more...

Hong Kong inflation accelerated in March, data published by the Census and Statistics Department showed Tuesday. Overall composite consumer prices rose 4.5 percent in March from a year ago, faster than the average rate of 4.3 percent in January and February. It was forecast to rise marginally to... Read more...

The Reserve Bank of Australia will on Tuesday release the minutes from its monetary policy meeting on April 7, setting the pace for a modest day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. At the meeting, the RBA maintained its key benchmark lending rate at 2.25 percent as policymakers judged that it was appropriate... Read more...

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The Conference Board released a report Friday morning showing a continued increase by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of March, although the index rose by less than economists had expected. Read more...

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Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has improved by more than expected in the month of April, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report showed that the preliminary reading on the consumer sentiment index for April came in at 95.9. Read more...

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While the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing another modest increase in U.S. consumer prices in the month of March, prices rose by slightly less than economists had anticipated. Read more...

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Slovenia's output prices climbed for the second straight month in March, figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Tuesday. Output prices rose 0.4 percent year-over-year in March, faster than February's 0.1 percent slight increase. In January, prices had fallen 0.1 percent. Output... Read more...

Sweden's unemployment rate dropped more-than-expected in March, after remaining stable in the previous month, figures from Statistics Sweden showed Tuesday. The unadjusted jobless rate fell to 8.0 percent in March from 8.4 percent in February. Economists had expected the rate to decrease to 8.3 percent. In... Read more...

Switzerland's money supply growth eased in March, the Swiss National Bank showed Tuesday. M3, the broad measure of money supply, grew at a slower pace of 2.2 percent in March following a 2.3 percent increase in February. Meanwhile, the annual growth in the narrow measure, M1 improved to 1 percent... Read more...

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Corporate loan demand in Japan declined in April, a Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey from the Bank of Japan showed Tuesday. The balance of demand for loans from firms fell to 1 from 6 in the prior quarter. The survey was conducted between March 10 and April 10 among 50 banks. The index for... Read more...

Japan's supermarket sales declined at a faster pace in March, a report from the Chain Store Association showed Tuesday. Supermarket sales, after adjustment fell 8.6 percent year-over-year in March, much faster than February's 0.8 percent decrease. Before store adjustment, sales dropped 7.3 percent. On... Read more...

The leading index for Japan, which measures the future economic activity was revised down in February, final figures from Cabinet Office showed Tuesday. The leading index fell to 104.8 in February, revised from the preliminary estimate of 105.3. In January, the score was revised to 105.0. At the... Read more...

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South Africa's leading index dropped in February, after rising in the previous month, survey figures from the South African Reserve Bank showed Tuesday. The composite leading business cycle indicator fell to 98.7 in February from 98.9 in January. In December, the reading was 98.7. On an annual... Read more...

Hungary's employee wage growth eased for the second straight month in February, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Tuesday. Gross earnings rose 3.4 percent year-over-year in February, slower than January's 4.1 percent increase. In December, earnings grew sharply by 6.7 percent. Net... Read more...

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Economic confidence survey from Germany is due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. Read more...

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Earnings, Chinese RRR Cut May Lead to Fight Back By Markets

The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a higher opening on Monday, with sentiment suggesting moderate upside. Positive domestic earnings and the decision by the Chinese central bank to lower reserve requirement ratio by a full percentage point, freeing up finances for lending could offer support...
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Time (et)
Economic Indicator
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Country
Tuesday ,Apr.21
01:00
Leading Index
FEB F
104.8
105.3
105.0 (R)
Japan
03:00
Official Foreign Reserves
FEB
$ 583.26 B
 
$ 585.46 B
Switzerland
03:00
M3 Money Supply (M-o-M)
MAR
0.3 %
 
0.1 (R) %
Switzerland
03:00
M3 Money Supply (Y-o-Y)
MAR
2.2 %
 
2.3 %
Switzerland
05:00
ZEW Survey (Current Situation)
APR
-28.3
 
-36.6
Eurozone
05:00
ZEW Survey (Econ. Sentiment)
APR
64.8
62.4
62.4
Eurozone
05:00
ZEW Survey (Current Situation)
APR
70.2
54
55.1
Germany
05:00
ZEW Survey (Econ. Sentiment)
APR
53.3
55.78
54.8
Germany
08:30
Wholesale Sales (M-o-M)
FEB
 
 
-3.1 %
Canada
09:30
CB Leading Index
FEB
 
 
0.4 %
Germany
09:30
CB Coincidence Index
FEB
 
 
0.3 %
Germany
19:50
Exports
MAR
 
7 %
2.4 %
Japan
19:50
Imports
MAR
 
-11.5 %
-3.6 %
Japan
19:50
Trade Balance
MAR
 
¥ -143.37 B
¥ -425 B
Japan
21:30
CPI (Y-o-Y)
Q1
 
1.15 %
1.7 %
Australia
22:00
CB Coincidence Index
MAR
 
 
-0.7 %
China
22:00
CB Leading Index
MAR
 
 
1.5 %
China
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