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The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said the unemployment rate remained unchanged in November. The jobless rate held steady at 6.2 percent in November. Across the OECD area, 38.5 million people were unemployed. In the euro area, the unemployment rate was stable at 9.8 percent.... Read more...

The Bank of Japan left its economic view of six out of nine regions unchanged from its prior assessment in October, while upgrading other three regions. In its quarterly Regional Economic Report released Monday, the bank raised its assessment of Tohoku, Kanto-Koshinetsu and Tokai. This was based... Read more...

The euro area trade surplus advanced in November as the growth in exports outpaced the increase in imports, data from Eurostat showed Monday. The trade surplus rose to a seasonally adjusted EUR 22.7 billion in November from EUR 19.9 billion in October. Exports climbed 3.3 percent and imports... Read more...

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Reflecting rebounds in retail and wholesale inventories, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that U.S. business inventories increased by more than expected in the month of November. The Commerce Department said business inventories climbed by 0.7 percent in November. Read more...

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With consumer expectations seeing a slight deterioration, the University of Michigan released a report on Friday unexpectedly showing a modest drop in U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of January. The consumer sentiment index edged down to 98.1 in January from 98.2 in December. Read more...

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U.S. producer price growth came in line with economist estimates in the month of December, the Labor Department revealed in a report on Friday. The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand rose by 0.3 percent in December after climbing by 0.4 percent in November. Read more...

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Ireland's property price inflation accelerated in November to the highest level in nearly one-and-a-half years, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Monday. Residential property prices climbed 8.6 percent year-over-year in November, faster than prior month's 6.9 percent spike. Moreover,... Read more...

Croatia's consumer prices increased for the first time in one-and-a-half years in December, figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics showed Monday. The consumer price index edged up 0.2 percent year-over-year in December, reversing a 0.2 percent drop in the previous month. It was the first rise... Read more...

Italy's consumer prices increased for the second straight month in December as initially estimated, latest figures from the statistical office Istat showed Monday. The consumer price index climbed 0.5 percent year-over-year in December, confirming the flash data, following a 0.1 percent slight rise... Read more...

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India's wholesale price inflation accelerated at a slower-than-expected pace in December, after easing in the previous three months, preliminary data from the Ministry of Commerce & Industry showed Monday. Wholesale prices rose 3.39 percent year-over-year in December, faster than November's 3.15... Read more...

The global economy is now facing the uncertain prospect of policy measures against free trade, especially in the U.S., Monetary Authority of Singapore Managing Director Ravi Menon said Monday. He observed that there is talk of imposing a border tax adjustment and labelling major trade partners as... Read more...

Indonesia's exports logged a double-digit expansion in December, figures from the Central Statistics Agency showed Monday. Exports increased 15.8 percent year-on-year to $13.77 billion in December, bigger than the expected growth of 14.1 percent. At the same time, imports grew 5.8 percent annually... Read more...

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Denmark's producer prices increased for the second straight month in December, figures from Statistics Denmark showed Monday. The producer price index rose 3.2 percent year-over-year in December, faster than the 2.4 percent climb in November. Domestic market producer prices grew 4.6 percent annually... Read more...

Czech producer prices declined at a slower pace in December, figures from the Czech Statistical Office showed Monday. Producer prices dropped 0.4 percent from prior year, following November's 1.3 percent decrease. Economists had forecast a 0.5 percent fall for December. Prices had declined mainly... Read more...

Germany's manufacturing employment increased in November from a year ago, data from Destatis showed Monday. The number of people worked in local manufacturing units grew by around 40,000 or 0.7 percent from prior year in November. At the end of November, there were 5.4 million employed persons... Read more...

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Time (et)
Economic Indicator
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Country
Monday ,Jan.16
05:00
Exports
NOV
€ 174.8 B
 
€ 169.3 (R) B
Eurozone
05:00
Imports
NOV
€ 152.1 B
 
€ 149.4 (R) B
Eurozone
05:00
Trade Balance
NOV
€ 22.7 B
€ 22.15 B
€ 19.9 (R) B
Eurozone
18:50
Core Machinery Orders (M-o-M)
NOV
 
-1.97 %
4.1 %
Japan
23:30
Industrial Production (M-o-M)
NOV F
 
1.5 %
0.0 %
Japan
23:30
Industrial Production (Y-o-Y)
NOV F
 
 
-1.4 %
Japan
23:30
Capacity Utilization Rate
NOV
 
 
1.4 %
Japan
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Financial Earnings, Data In Focus On Wall Street

The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a modestly higher open on Friday, with stocks poised to extend the recovery from the pullback seen early in the previous session. The upward momentum for the markets comes as traders digest quarterly results from several financial giants as well as some closely...
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