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Employment in the U.S. increased by a little more than economists had been anticipating in the month of November, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday. The report said non-farm payroll employment climbed by 178,000 jobs in November following a downwardly revised increase of 142,000 jobs in October. Read more...

The Bank of England's current policy stance is appropriate as output has been better-than-expected amid a pick-up in inflation and there was no need to raise interest rates in the near term, the bank's chief economist Andrew Haldane said Friday. Read more...

Japan's gross domestic product increased for a second straight month in October, the Japan Center For Economic Research said in a report on Thursday. Gross domestic product rose 0.2 percent from September, when the measure increased at the same pace, the monthly estimate from the JCER showed. In... Read more...

Employment in the U.S. increased by a little more than economists had been anticipating in the month of November, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday. Read more...

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Reflecting a jump in spending on private construction, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing that U.S. construction spending increased in line with economist estimates in the month of October. The report said construction spending climbed 0.5 percent to an annual rate of $1.173 trillion in October from the revised September estimate of $1.167 trillion. Read more...

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Indicating a faster rate of growth in U.S. manufacturing activity in the month of November, the Institute for Supply Management released a report on Thursday showing a bigger than expected increase by its index of manufacturing activity. Read more...

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U.K. construction sector expanded at a faster pace in November on robust activity and new orders, survey data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The Markit/Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply construction Purchasing Managers' Index rose unexpectedly to 52.8 in November from 52.6 in October. Read more...

Ireland's industrial production declined in October after rebounding in the previous month, preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Friday. Industrial production fell 4.2 percent month-over-month in October, reversing a 7.3 percent spike in September. Among sectors, mining... Read more...

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Switzerland's economic activity stagnated in the third quarter as the strength in investment was offset by negative net trade, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs said Friday. Gross domestic product was unchanged in the third quarter after expanding 0.6 percent a quarter ago. The economy was forecast to grow 0.3 percent. Read more...

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Retail sales in Australia advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent on month in October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday - coming in at A$25.616 billion. That beat expectations for a 0.3 percent increase following the 0.6 percent gain in September. By category, there were rises... Read more...

The monetary base in Japan was up 21.5 percent on year in November, the Bank of Japan said on Friday - coming in at 417.657 trillion yen. That follows the 22.1 percent spike in October. Banknotes in circulation added 4.7 percent on year, while coins in circulation gained 1.0 percent. Current... Read more...

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South Korea's gross domestic product expanded 2.6 percent on year in the third quarter of 2016, the Bank of Korea said in Friday's final revision. That's a downward move from the October 25 preliminary reading that suggested an increase of 2.7 percent. It's also down from 3.3 percent in the second... Read more...

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Brazil's industrial production decreased at a faster-than-expected pace in October, figures from the IBGE showed Friday. Industrial production fell a seasonally adjusted 1.1 percent month-over-month in October. That was above the 0.8 percent drop expected by economists. Moreover, the latest decline... Read more...

Eurozone producer prices rose for the second straight month in October, and at a faster-than-expected pace, figures from Eurostat showed Friday. Industrial producer prices climbed 0.8 percent month-over-month in October, exceeding economists' expectations for an increase of 0.4 percent. That was also... Read more...

U.K. construction activity expanded at a faster pace in November, survey data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The Markit/Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply construction Purchasing Managers' Index rose unexpectedly to 52.8 in November from 52.6 in October. The score was forecast to fall to... Read more...

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Time (et)
Economic Indicator
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Country
Sunday ,Dec.4
19:30
PMI Composite
NOV
 
 
51.3
Japan
19:30
PMI Services
NOV
 
 
50.5
Japan
21:45
PMI Composite
NOV
 
 
52.9
China
21:45
PMI Services
NOV
 
 
52.4
China
Monday ,Dec.5
Official Foreign Reserves
NOV
 
 
€ 59.76 B
Spain
00:00
Consumer Confidence Index
NOV
 
 
42.3
Japan
03:00
Industrial Production (M-o-M)
OCT
 
1 %
-1.4 %
Spain
03:00
Industrial Production (Y-o-Y)
OCT
 
1.8 %
0.8 %
Spain
03:15
PMI Services
NOV
 
 
54.6
Spain
03:50
PMI Composite
NOV F
 
52.3
51.6
France
03:50
PMI Services
NOV F
 
 
51.4
France
03:55
PMI Services
NOV F
 
 
54.2
Germany
03:55
PMI Composite
NOV F
 
54.9
55.1
Germany
04:00
PMI Composite
NOV F
 
54.1
53.3
Eurozone
04:00
PMI Services
NOV F
 
54.45
52.8
Eurozone
04:30
Official Foreign Reserves
NOV
 
 
$ 38.91 B
UK
04:30
PMI Services
NOV
 
53.88
54.5
UK
04:30
Sentix Investor Confidence
DEC
 
15
13.1
Eurozone
05:00
Retail Sales (M-o-M)
OCT
 
0.75 %
-0.2 %
Eurozone
05:00
Retail Sales (Y-o-Y)
OCT
 
2.1 %
1.1 %
Eurozone
07:00
PMI Composite
NOV
 
 
44.9
Brazil
07:00
PMI Services
NOV
 
 
43.9
Brazil
08:15
Official Foreign Reserves
NOV
 
 
$ 83.38 B
Canada
09:45
PMI Composite
NOV F
 
 
54.9
United States
09:45
PMI Services
NOV F
 
 
54.8
United States
10:00
ISM Non-Manufacturing New Orders Index
NOV
 
 
57.7
United States
10:00
ISM Non-Manufacturing Prices Index
NOV
 
 
56.6
United States
10:00
ISM Non-Manufacturing Survey
NOV
 
55.35
54.8
United States
19:00
Labor Cash Earnings (Y-o-Y)
OCT
 
0.5 %
0.2 %
Japan
19:30
Current Account Balance - BoP
Q3
 
A$ -14.25 B
A$ -15.5 B
Australia
22:30
Interest Rate Decision
-
 
1.5 %
1.50 %
Australia
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Futures Pointing To Modestly Lower Open On Wall Street

The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a modestly lower open on Friday following the release of the Labor Department’s closely watched monthly employment report. The report showed slightly stronger than expected job growth along with a drop in the unemployment rate due to lower participation. While...
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