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Important sectors of the U.S. economy will continue to withstand the global slowdown, New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley said Friday. Wall Street has been jittery this year amid fears that problems in Asia and Europe are washing ashore. However, Dudley thinks low interest rates and... Read more...

India's consumer price inflation rose slightly in January, the Central Statistics Office reported Friday. The consumer price index rose 5.69 percent year-on-year in January, slightly faster than December's 5.61 percent increase. It was forecast to slow to 5.4 percent. Food and beverages prices... Read more...

Eurozone industrial production dropped unexpectedly in December, data published by Eurostat showed Friday. Industrial output fell 1 percent on a monthly basis in December, faster than the revised 0.5 percent drop seen in November. Economists had forecast a 0.3 percent rise after falling by initially... Read more...

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Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has unexpectedly deteriorated in the month of February, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report said the preliminary reading on the consumer sentiment index for February came in at 90.7 compared to the final January reading of 92.0. Read more...

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Reflecting increases in retail and manufacturing inventories, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing a modest uptick in U.S. business inventories in the month of December. Read more...

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Reflecting another steep drop in fuel prices, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing a notable decrease in U.S. import prices in the month of January. The report said import prices tumbled by 1.1 percent in January, matching the revised decreased reported for December. Read more...

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The euro area economy continued to expand on German growth but the pace of expansion remains weak as the global economy slows, raising expectations for additional easing from the European Central Bank as early as next month. Gross domestic product climbed 0.3 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2015, the same rate of growth as seen in the previous quarter, flash estimate showed. Read more...

Latvia's current account balance turned to a surplus in December from a deficit in the previous year, figures from the Latvian Central Bank showed Friday. The current account balance showed a surplus of EUR 27.08 million in December against a deficit of EUR 88.37 million a year earlier. The goods... Read more...

Greece economy entered in to recession in the three months ended December, preliminary figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Friday. Gross domestic product contracted a seasonally and calendar-adjusted 0.6 percent from the previous quarter, when it fell 1.4 percent. In the second... Read more...

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India's industrial production declined more than expected in December due to a contraction in manufacturing, data from the Central Statistics Office revealed Friday. Industrial production decreased 1.3 percent on a yearly basis in December but slower than the 3.4 percent fall seen in November. Economists... Read more...

The total number of home loans in Australia was up a seasonally adjusted 2.6 percent on month in December, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday - coming in at 58,552. That missed forecasts for an increase of 3.0 percent following the 1.8 percent gain in November. Investment lending... Read more...

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Food prices in New Zealand climbed 2.0 percent on month in January, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday - marking the highest monthly rise since June 2013. The January reading follows the 0.8 percent decline in December, and it marks the first positive reading in six months. Fruit and vegetable... Read more...

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Partly reflecting an increase in auto sales, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that U.S. retail sales rose by slightly more than anticipated in the month of January. The Commerce Department said retail sales climbed by 0.2 percent in January compared to economist estimates for a 0.1 percent uptick. Read more...

Reflecting another steep drop in fuel prices, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing a notable decrease in U.S. import prices in the month of January. Read more...

Partly reflecting an increase in auto sales, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that U.S. retail sales rose by slightly more than anticipated in the month of January. Read more...

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Time (et)
Economic Indicator
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Country
Friday ,Feb.12
02:00
CPI (M-o-M)
JAN F
-0.8 %
-0.8 %
-0.1 %
Germany
02:00
CPI (Y-o-Y)
JAN F
0.5 %
0.5 %
0.3 %
Germany
02:00
GDP (Q-o-Q)
Q4
0.3 %
0.3 %
0.3 %
Germany
02:00
GDP (Y-o-Y)
Q4
1.3 %
1.4 %
1.7 %
Germany
02:00
Wholesale Price Index (Y-o-Y)
JAN
-1.0 %
 
-1.0 %
Germany
03:00
CPI (M-o-M)
JAN
-1.9 %
 
-0.3 %
Spain
03:00
CPI (Y-o-Y)
JAN
-0.3 %
 
0.0 %
Spain
03:00
CPI - EU Harmonised (Y-o-Y)
JAN
-0.4 %
 
-0.1 %
Spain
04:30
Construction Output (M-o-M)
DEC
1.5 %
2.07 %
-1.1 (R) %
UK
05:00
GDP (Q-o-Q)
Q4
0.3 %
0.33 %
0.3 %
Eurozone
05:00
GDP (Y-o-Y)
Q4
1.5 %
1.55 %
1.6 %
Eurozone
05:00
Industrial Production (M-o-M)
DEC
-1.0 %
0.35 %
-0.5 (R) %
Eurozone
05:00
Industrial Production (Y-o-Y)
DEC
-1.3 %
0.97 %
1.4 (R) %
Eurozone
08:30
Import Price Index (M-o-M)
JAN
-1.1 %
-1.5 %
-1.1 (R) %
United States
08:30
Exports (M-o-M)
JAN
-0.8 %
 
-1.1 %
United States
08:30
Retail Sales (M-o-M)
JAN
0.2 %
0.13 %
0.2 (R) %
United States
08:30
Retail Sales (Y-o-Y)
JAN
3.4 %
 
2.4 (R) %
United States
10:00
Business Inventories (M-o-M)
DEC
0.1 %
0.2 %
-0.1 (R) %
United States
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Oil's Rally, Higher Retail Sales Could Aid Bargain Hunting

The major U.S. index futures are pointing to higher opening on Friday, with the rally in crude oil prices from near 13-year lows revving up risk sentiment.  Also aiding sentiment is data released short while ago, which showed that retail sales for January held up fairly well. The mood across the Atlantic...
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