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Personal income and spending in the U.S. rose in line with economist estimates in the month of July, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday. The Commerce Department said personal income climbed by 0.4 percent in July after rising by 0.3 percent in June. Read more...

Greece's economy expanded in the second quarter at a slightly slower pace than estimated earlier, latest figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Monday. Gross domestic product grew a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent sequentially, which was slightly slower than the 0.3 percent estimated... Read more...

Italy's consumer confidence fell to its lowest level in over a year and business sentiment reached an 18-month low in August, preliminary data from ISTAT showed Monday. The consumer confidence index decreased to 109.2 from 111.2 in July, which was revised from 111.3. Economists had forecast a score... Read more...

Personal income and spending in the U.S. rose in line with economist estimates in the month of July, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday. Read more...

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Consumer sentiment in the U.S. unexpectedly saw a slight decline in the month of August, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report said the final reading on the consumer sentiment index for August came in at 89.8 compared to the initial estimate of 90.4. Read more...

Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen says the case for another interest-rate hike has strengthened. "In light of the continued solid performance of the labor market and our outlook for economic activity and inflation, I believe the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened in... Read more...

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Ireland's retail sales grew markedly in July, after falling in the previous month, preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Monday. Retail sales volume surged a seasonally adjusted 12.6 percent month-over-month in July, reversing a 7.2 percent spike in June. On an annual basis,... Read more...

Finland's factory confidence improved marginally in August, after falling in the previous month, data from the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK showed Monday. The manufacturing confidence indicator rose to -10 in August from -12 in July. However, the morale was clearly weaker than its long-term... Read more...

Swedish retail sales declined for a second straight month in July and at the fastest pace since December last year, preliminary figures from the statistical office showed Monday. Retail sales dropped a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent from June, when they declined 0.7 percent, data from Statistics... Read more...

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Hong Kong's retail sales continued to decline in July, though at a slower pace than in the previous month, preliminary figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Monday. The value of retail sales fell 7.7 percent year-over-year in July, following a 8.9 percent decrease in the preceding... Read more...

Singapore's producer prices declined at a faster pace in July, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Monday. The manufactured product price index plunged 9.1 percent year-over-year in July, which was worse than the 7.9 percent decrease in June. The measure has been falling since May 2014. The... Read more...

New home sales in Australia decreased sharply in July, after rebounding in the previous month, the Housing Industry Association said on Monday. Total home sales declined a seasonally adjusted 9.7 percent month-over-month in July, in contrast to a 8.2 percent climb in June. "New home construction... Read more...

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Sweden's foreign trade surplus increased in July from a year earlier, though slightly, preliminary figures from Statistics Sweden showed Monday. The trade surplus rose to SEK 0.5 billion in July from SEK 0.4 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year. However, it was just below June's... Read more...

Finland's consumer confidence increased in August to the strongest level more than five years, figures from Statistics Finland showed Monday. The consumer confidence index rose to 15.7 in August from 13.1 in the previous month. The latest reading was the highest since April 2011, when it marked... Read more...

Hong Kong will on Monday release July figures for retail sales, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Retail sales were down 9.6 percent on year in June. Singapore will provide July numbers for producer prices; in June, producer prices were down 3.3 percent on month and 8.0... Read more...

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The appointment of Urjit Patel as governor of the Reserve Bank of India points to policy continuity and strengthens the view that the easing cycle is over, Shilan Shah, an India economist at Capital Economics,... Read more...

Time (et)
Economic Indicator
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Country
Monday ,Aug.29
08:30
Personal Income (M-o-M)
JUL
0.4 %
0.54 %
0.3 (R) %
United States
08:30
Personal Spending (M-o-M)
JUL
0.3 %
0.26 %
0.5 (R) %
United States
08:30
Core PCE Deflator (M-o-M)
JUL
0.1 %
0.10 %
0.1 %
United States
08:30
Core PCE Deflator (Y-o-Y)
JUL
1.6 %
1.6 %
1.6 %
United States
08:30
PCE Deflator (M-o-M)
JUL
0.0 %
0.05 %
0.1 %
United States
08:30
PCE Deflator (Y-o-Y)
JUL
0.8 %
0.8 %
0.9 %
United States
19:30
Job-To-Applicant Ratio
JUL
 
1.38
1.37
Japan
19:30
Household Spending (Y-o-Y)
JUL
 
-2.1 %
-2.2 %
Japan
19:30
Unemployment Rate
JUL
 
3.1 %
3.1 %
Japan
19:50
Large Retailers' Sales
JUL
 
 
-1.5 %
Japan
19:50
Retail Trade (Y-o-Y)
JUL
 
-2.6 %
-1.4 %
Japan
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Modest Optimism Apparent on In-line Spending, Tame Inflation Data

The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a lower opening on Monday,  with sentiment getting a small lift following the release of a report showing increases in personal income and spending, in line with expectations. That said inflation gauges of the report, namely monthly and annual core PCE inflation...
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