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Consumer sentiment in the U.S. pulled back by more than previously estimated in the month of July, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report said the consumer sentiment index for July was downwardly revised to 93.1 from the mid-month reading of 93.3. Read more...

Belgium's economy grew at a stable rate in the second quarter, preliminary estimates from the National Bank of Belgium revealed Friday. Gross domestic product rose 0.4 percent sequentially, same as in the first quarter, which was revised from 0.3 percent. A year ago, growth was just 0.1 percent.... Read more...

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After two months of contraction, MNI Indicators released a report on Friday showing that Chicago-area business activity expanded far more than expected in July. MNI Indicators said its Chicago Business Barometer jumped to 54.7 in July from 49.4 in June. Read more...

China's government has taken unprecedented steps to keep Chinese stocks afloat after their worst monthly losses in six years. Beijing has reportedly lent 1.3tn yuan ($240 billion) to Chinese Securities Finances in attempt to halt the stock market meltdown. The government intends for brokers to... Read more...

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Economic activity in the U.S. increased by less than expected in the second quarter, the Commerce Department revealed in a report on Thursday, although the report also showed a notable upward revision to the data for the first quarter. Read more...

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First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rebounded in the week ended July 25th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday, with claims bouncing off the more than forty-year low set in the previous week. Read more...

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Final Purchasing managers' survey from euro area is due on Monday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. Read more...

The Swiss National Bank posted a loss in the first half of the year largely caused by declines in the foreign currency positions. The SNB logged a loss of CHF 50.1 billion in the first six months of 2015 compared to a profit of about CHF 16 billion last year. In the second quarter, loss totaled CHF... Read more...

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Eurozone inflation remained stable in July and the unemployment rate held steady at the lowest level seen since early 2012 during June, data from Eurostat showed Friday. Inflation in the currency bloc remained stable at 0.2 percent in July, flash data showed today. Inflation remained in the positive zone for the third straight month and matched economists' expectations. Read more...

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Australia's new home sales increased in June as sales of detached houses climbed, figures from the Housing Industry Association showed Monday. Total new home sales grew a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent month-on-month in June, marked its fifth rise in six months. This modest increase was driven... Read more...

Job advertisements in Australia decreased in July, after rising in the previous three months, latest survey from the Australian and New Zealand Banking Group revealed Monday. Total job ads fell a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent month-over-month in July, reversing a 1.2 percent climb in June. In May,... Read more...

Thailand's consumer prices dropped at a faster-than-expected pace in July, figures from the Ministry of Commerce showed Monday. The consumer price index fell 1.05 percent year-over-year in July, slightly slower than previous month's 1.07 percent decrease. Economists had expected a 1.0 percent decline... Read more...

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Russia's manufacturing sector remained in the negative territory for the eighth straight month in July, survey data from Markit Economics showed Monday. The headline Purchasing Managers' Index for the manufacturing sector fell to 48.3 in July from 48.7 in June. Economists had expected the index to... Read more...

India's manufacturing sector improved at the fastest pace in six months in July, driven by solid rises in new work and output, survey figures from Nikkei and Markit Economics showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted Nikkei Purchasing Managers' Index climbed to 52.7 in July from 51.3 in June. Any reading... Read more...

Overall operating conditions in Indonesia's manufacturing sector deteriorated again in July, the results of a survey by Nikkei and Markit Economics showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted Nikkei Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 47.3 in July from 47.8 in June. Any reading below suggests contraction... Read more...

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Rate Hike Expectations Sapping Risk Appetite

The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a lower opening on Friday, with sentiment reflecting nervousness as the monetary policy course appears increasingly uncertain. The dollar is firmer on rate hike expectations and commodities continue to languish. With earnings presenting a mixed picture, the...
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Time (et)
Economic Indicator
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Country
Monday ,Aug.3
03:15
PMI Manufacturing
JUL
 
 
54.5
Spain
03:30
SVME - Purchasing Manager Index
JUL
 
 
50.0
Switzerland
03:50
PMI Manufacturing
JUL F
 
49.6
50.7
France
03:55
PMI Manufacturing
JUL
 
51.5
51.9
Germany
04:00
PMI Manufacturing
JUL F
 
52.28
52.5
Eurozone
04:30
PMI Manufacturing
JUL
 
51.42
51.4
UK
08:30
Core PCE Deflator (M-o-M)
JUN
 
0.13 %
0.1 %
United States
08:30
Core PCE Deflator (Y-o-Y)
JUN
 
1.22 %
1.2 %
United States
08:30
PCE Deflator (M-o-M)
JUN
 
0.2 %
0.3 %
United States
08:30
PCE Deflator (Y-o-Y)
JUN
 
0.17 %
0.2 %
United States
08:30
Personal Income (M-o-M)
JUN
 
0.3 %
0.5 %
United States
08:30
Personal Spending (M-o-M)
JUN
 
0.18 %
0.9 %
United States
09:00
PMI Composite
JUL
 
 
41.0
Brazil
09:45
PMI Manufacturing
JUL F
 
53.5
53.6
United States
10:00
Construction Spending - Total
JUN
 
0.70 %
0.8 %
United States
10:00
ISM Manufacturing New Orders Index
JUL
 
 
56.0
United States
10:00
ISM Manufacturing Prices Index
JUL
 
50.53
49.5
United States
10:00
ISM Manufacturing Survey
JUL
 
53.18
53.5
United States
14:00
Exports
JUL
 
 
$ 19.63 B
Brazil
14:00
Imports
JUL
 
 
$ 15.10 B
Brazil
14:00
Trade Balance
JUL
 
 
$ 4.53 B
Brazil
21:30
Labor Cash Earnings (Y-o-Y)
JUN
 
0.5 %
0.6 %
Japan
21:30
Exports
JUN
 
 
A$ 25.53 B
Australia
21:30
Imports
JUN
 
 
A$ 28.28 B
Australia
21:30
Trade Balance
JUN
 
A$ -3 B
A$ -2.75 B
Australia
21:30
Retail Sales (M-o-M)
JUN
 
0.5 %
0.3 %
Australia
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