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Corporate service prices in Japan were up 0.2 percent on year in August, the Bank of Japan said on Tuesday. That was shy of forecasts for 0.3 percent, which would have been unchanged following the downward revision from 0.4 percent. On a monthly basis, prices were down 0.3 percent after climbing... Read more...

Eurozone is witnessing widespread feelings of insecurity, including economic insecurity, that remains a major concern and policymakers need to renew their efforts to boost growth in the euro area, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said Monday. "We cannot simply wait for better times: we... Read more...

The Bank of Japan is willing to use every possible tool, if necessary, to achieve its price stability objective, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said Monday. "There is no better opportunity than now to completely get out of deflation," he told business leaders in Osaka. Just talking about a limit to monetary... Read more...

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After reporting a substantial increase in U.S. new home sales in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Monday showing a sharp pullback in new home sales in the month of August. The report said new home sales tumbled by 7.6 percent to an annual rate of 609,000 in August after surging up by 13.8 percent to a revised 659,000 in July. Read more...

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Digitization of financial services could result in new products and business models that has disruptive potential in the financial system, European Central Bank Executive Board Member Yves Mersch said Monday. In a speech in Geneva, Mersch said, "In particular, distributed ledger technology (DLT)... Read more...

Turkey's capacity utilization rate increased in September after easing in the previous two months, figures from the central bank revealed Monday. The capacity utilization rate rose to 76.6 percent in September from 75.2 percent in August. Moreover, this was the highest rate since November 2011,... Read more...

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German business sentiment improved strongly to its highest level in more than two years in September, recovering from a fall in the previous month, as better optimism prompted companies to look forward to a 'golden autumn', results of a key survey showed Monday. Read more...

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China's industrial profits grew markedly in August from a year ago, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday. Profits earned by large firms in China surged 19.5 percent year-over-year to CNY 534.8 billion in August, faster than the 11.0 percent climb in July. During the first... Read more...

The Bank of Japan will on Tuesday release the minutes from its monetary policy meeting on July 28 and 29, highlighting a modest day in Asia-Pacific economic action. At the meeting, board decided to hold its target of raising the monetary base at an annual pace of about JPY 80 trillion. Also, the board... Read more...

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The Bank of Japan is set to continue the pace of increase in its government bond purchases more or less at at the current pace, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said Monday. Nonetheless, it is anticipated that the pace may fluctuate to some extent, either upward or downward, in order to achieve yield curve control, he told business leaders in Osaka. Read more...

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Italy's foreign trade surplus with non-EU countries increased in August, as exports grew faster than imports, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Monday. The trade surplus climbed to EUR 2.13 billion in August from EUR 1.38 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year. In July,... Read more...

Italy's retail sales decreased in July after rising in the previous three months, figures from the statistical office ISTAT showed Monday. Retail sales fell a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent month-over-month in July, reversing a 0.3 percent increase in June. Sales of non-food products decreased... Read more...

The U.K. mortgage approvals declined to the lowest level in 20 months in August, the British Bankers' Association said Monday. The number of mortgages approved for house purchases fell to 36,997 in August from 37,672 in July. This was the lowest since January 2015, when mortgages totaled 36,615.... Read more...

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Time (et)
Economic Indicator
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Country
Monday ,Sep.26
01:00
Leading Index
JUL F
100.0
 
100.6 (R)
Japan
04:00
Germany IFO - Business Climate
SEP
109.5
106.2
106.3 (R)
Germany
04:00
Germany IFO - Current Assessment
SEP
114.7
112.9
112.9 (R)
Germany
04:00
Germany IFO - Expectations
SEP
104.5
100.65
100.1
Germany
04:30
BBA Loans for House Purchase
AUG
37.0 K
37.1 K
37.7 K
UK
09:30
CB Coincidence Index
AUG
0.1 %
 
0.1 %
Eurozone
09:30
CB Leading Index
AUG
0.0 %
 
-0.1 %
Eurozone
10:00
New Home Sales - Units
AUG
609 K
593 K
659 (R) K
United States
19:50
Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
-
 
 
-
Japan
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Weakness In Overseas Markets May Weigh On Wall Street

The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a slightly lower opening on Monday, with stocks likely to give back ground after moving notably higher last week. Weakness overseas may weigh on the markets, although trading activity may be somewhat subdued ahead of tonight’s highly anticipated presidential...
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