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Industrial production in Japan added a seasonally adjusted 1.0 percent on month in December, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Friday. That missed expectations for an increase of 1.2 percent following the 0.5 percent contraction in November. On a yearly basis, output added 0.3... Read more...

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Germany's consumer prices in January declined for the first time in nearly five-and-a-half years and at faster than expected rates, in sync with forecasts for deflation in the euro area, preliminary figures from Destatis showed Thursday. The EU measure of inflation, the harmonized index of consumer prices, fell 0.5 percent annually, following a modest 0.1 percent gain in December. Economists had forecast a 0.2 percent decline. Read more...

Brazil's unemployment rate fell sharply in December to reach its record low for a second time, figures from the statistical office IBGE showed Thursday. The jobless rate declined to 4.3 percent from 4.8 percent in November. Economists had expected a modest fall to 4.7 percent. The latest unemployment... Read more...

Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen is concerned about the economic situation in Europe but feels the U.S. economy is "strong," according to a Bloomberg report quoting Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Sen. Joe Manchin from West Virginia. The remarks came after a policy lunch with Yellen. The Fed... Read more...

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Partly reflecting fewer homes available for sale and a slight acceleration in prices, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Thursday unexpectedly showing a sharp drop in U.S. pending home sales in the month of December. Read more...

Partly reflecting fewer homes available for sale and a slight acceleration in prices, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Thursday unexpectedly showing a sharp drop in U.S. pending home sales in the month of December. Read more...

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Eurozone economic confidence strengthened a 6-month high in January on marked increases in consumer and retail trade confidence, survey data from the European Commission showed Thursday. The economic confidence index rose to 101.2, the highest since July, from 100.6 in December. It was forecast to rise to 101.6. Read more...

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Germany's unemployment rate declined to a record low at the start of the year, reflecting an improvement in the labor market after the euro area's biggest economy expanded the most in three years during 2014. The jobless rate dropped to a seasonally adjusted 6.5 percent in January from a revised 6.6 percent in December, the Federal Labor Agency reported Thursday. Read more...

Italy's consumer confidence improved more-than-expected in January to a six-month high, while business sentiment unexpectedly weakened, survey data from the statistical office ISTAT showed Thursday. The consumer confidence index climbed to 104 from 99 in December, revised from 99.7. Economists had... Read more...

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Consumer prices in Japan were up 2.4 percent on year in December, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - topping expectations for 2.3 percent and unchanged from November. Core CPI, which excludes the volatile costs of food, added 2.5 percent. That was below forecasts... Read more...

The unemployment rate in Japan was a seasonally adjusted 3.4 percent in December, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That beat forecasts for 3.5 percent, which would have been unchanged from the November reading. The jobs-to-applicant ratio was 1.2, beating forecasts... Read more...

The average of household spending in Japan was down 3.4 percent on year in December, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - standing at 332,363 yen. That missed forecasts for a decline of 2.3 percent following the 2.5 percent annual contraction in November. The average... Read more...

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Industrial production in South Korea was up a seasonally adjusted 3.0 percent on month in December, Statistics Korea said on Friday. The beat forecasts for an increase of 1.3 percent, which would have been unchanged from the November reading. On a yearly basis, industrial production added 0.4 percent... Read more...

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Providing an encouraging sign for the labor market, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to their lowest level in over fourteen years in the week ended January 24th. Read more...

Providing an encouraging sign for the labor market, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to their lowest level in over fourteen years in the week ended January 24th. Read more...

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Markets May Get Support from Data and Steady Oil Prices

The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a higher opening on Thursday, with sentiment turning positive after yesterday’s Fed’s scare concerning monetary policy normalization. Though earnings news continues to be mixed, the markets could get a boost from a sharp decline in jobless claims and the stalling...
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Time (et)
Economic Indicator
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Country
Thursday ,Jan.29
00:00
Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
-
 
 
-
Brazil
02:00
Unemployment Rate
DEC
4.8 %
5.5 %
4.9 (R) %
Germany
03:00
Retail Sales (Y-o-Y)
DEC
6.5 %
 
1.9 %
Spain
04:00
M3 Money Supply (Y-o-Y)
DEC
3.6 %
3.55 %
3.1 %
Eurozone
05:00
Business Climate Indicator
JAN
0.16
0.27
0.15 (R)
Eurozone
05:00
Consumer Confidence Index
JAN
-8.5
-6.1
-10.9
Eurozone
05:00
Industrial Confidence Index
JAN
-5.0
-4.4
-5.2
Eurozone
05:00
Services Confidence Index
JAN
4.8
5.9
5.6
Eurozone
08:00
CPI (M-o-M)
JAN P
-1.0 %
-0.43 %
0.0 %
Germany
08:00
CPI (Y-o-Y)
JAN P
-0.3 %
-0.02 %
0.2 %
Germany
08:00
CPI - EU Harmonised (Y-o-Y)
JAN P
-0.5 %
-0.35 %
0.1 %
Germany
08:30
Initial Jobless Claims
JAN 24
265 K
300 K
308 (R) K
United States
08:30
Non-Farm Payroll (M-o-M)
NOV
-33.0 K
 
9.1 (R) K
Canada
10:00
Pending Home Sales (M-o-M)
DEC
-3.7 %
0.38 %
0.6 (R) %
United States
10:00
Pending Home Sales (Y-o-Y)
DEC
6.1 %
11 %
4.1 %
United States
10:30
EIA Natural Gas Inventory (Cubic Feet)
JAN 23
2543 B
 
2637 B
United States
18:30
Unemployment Rate
DEC
3.4 %
3.48 %
3.5 %
Japan
18:30
Job-To-Applicant Ratio
DEC
1.15 %
1.12 %
1.12 %
Japan
18:30
Household Spending (Y-o-Y)
DEC
-3.4 %
-2.35 %
-2.5 %
Japan
18:30
Core CPI (M-o-M)
DEC
-0.2 %
 
-0.2 %
Japan
18:30
CPI (M-o-M)
DEC
0.1 %
 
-0.4 %
Japan
18:30
CPI (Y-o-Y)
DEC
2.4 %
2.27 %
2.4 %
Japan
18:30
Tokyo Core CPI (Y-o-Y)
JAN
2.2 %
2.35 %
2.3 %
Japan
18:30
Tokyo CPI (Y-o-Y)
JAN
2.3 %
2.2 %
2.1 %
Japan
18:50
Industrial Production (M-o-M)
DEC P
1.0 %
1.28 %
-0.5 %
Japan
18:50
Industrial Production (Y-o-Y)
DEC P
0.3 %
-1.85 %
-3.7 %
Japan
19:05
GfK Consumer Confidence Survey
JAN
1
-2
-4
UK
19:30
PPI (Y-o-Y)
Q4
 
0 %
1.2 %
Australia
19:30
M3 Money Supply (M-o-M)
DEC
 
 
0.4 %
Australia
19:30
M3 Money Supply (Y-o-Y)
DEC
 
 
7.6 %
Australia
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