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The total number of new home loans issued in Australia was up a seasonally adjusted 2.1 percent on month in November, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - coming in at 56,625. That beat expectations for a flat reading following the 0.6 percent decline in October. The value of... Read more...

Italy's trade surplus decreased in November, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Tuesday. The trade surplus totaled EUR 4.83 billion versus EUR 4.98 billion in October. In the corresponding period of 2016, the surplus was EUR 4 billion. The annual growth in exports slowed to 9.7 percent... Read more...

New Zealand business confidence deteriorated in the fourth quarter, quarterly survey data from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research showed Tuesday. A net 11 percent of businesses expect economic conditions to deteriorate over the first half of 2018. Confidence had also decreased in the previous... Read more...

Growth in activity in the New York manufacturing sector slowed in the month of January, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Tuesday. Read more...

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The unemployment rate in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development area remained stable in November, data showed Tuesday. The OECD said the jobless rate came in at 5.6 percent in November, the same rate as seen in October. The jobless rate among youth aged below 24 increased to... Read more...

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Poland's core inflation was unchanged in December after accelerating in the previous month, figures from the National Bank of Poland showed on Tuesday. The consumer price index net of food and energy prices rose 0.9 percent on year, the same rate as seen last month. Economists were looking for a gain... Read more...

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UK inflation slowed for the first time in six months in December, on air fares and recreational goods costs, official data showed Tuesday. Inflation eased to 3 percent in December from 3.1 percent in November, the Office for National Statistics reported. The rate came in line with expectations and was the first decrease in six months. Read more...

Portugal's producer price inflation eased in December after accelerating in the previous month, figures from Statistics Portugal revealed Tuesday. Producer prices climbed 2.4 percent year-on-year in December, slower than the 3.2 percent increase seen in the previous month. Excluding energy, producer... Read more...

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Consumer confidence in Australia picked up steam in January, the latest survey from Westpac Bank revealed on Wednesday as its index jumped 1.8 percent to a score of 105.1. That follows the 3.6 percent spike in December to a reading of 103.3. A reading above 100 indicates that optimists outnumber pessimists. Read more...

Core machine orders in Japan were up a seasonally adjusted 5.7 percent on month in November, the Cabinet Office said on Wednesday. That beat expectations for a decline of 1.2 percent on month following the 5.0 percent jump in October. On a yearly basis, core machine orders perked 4.1 percent -... Read more...

Japan will on Wednesday release November numbers for core machine orders, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Machine orders are expected to sink 1.2 percent on month and 0.5 percent on year. That follows the 5.0 percent monthly increase and the 2.3 percent yearly gain in... Read more...

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Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras met its production target for the third consecutive year by reaching a record volume of 2.15 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) in 2017, a 0.4% increase from 2016. The company aimed to produce 2.07 million bpd last year. Abroad, Petrobras' average oil... Read more...

The 2017 Colombian crude oil production reached 854,121 barrels per day (bpd) on average, remaining above the 840,000 thousand barrels per day target set by the medium-term fiscal plan, said the country's Ministry of Mines and Energy. During December 2017, Colombia's oil output rose 2.3% over November... Read more...

The technical report from the Brazilian Finance Ministry against the adoption of antidumping measures to steel imports from China and Russia is "awkward," said the Brazilian Steel Institute (IABr), which represents the country's steelmakers. The IABR says that it is "strange" that the government... Read more...

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Romania's monetary policy is likely to be tightened by more than most anticipate over the course of 2018 amid recent surge in inflation, Liam Carson, an economist at Capital Economics, said. The Board... Read more...

Brazil's central bank has room for one more rate reduction in February as inflation remained at the lower bound of the target in December, Neil Shearing, an economist at Capital Economics, said. Read more...

Although the recent trade data revealed a surprise deficit, Australia's export volumes are likely to improve in the first half of this year, but their impact may dissipate in the remaining half, Tom Kennedy,... Read more...

Time (et)
Economic Indicator
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Country
Tuesday ,Jan.16
02:00
CPI (M-o-M)
DEC F
0.6 %
 
0.6 %
Germany
02:00
CPI (Y-o-Y)
DEC F
1.7 %
3 %
1.7 %
Germany
02:00
CPI - EU Harmonised (Y-o-Y)
DEC F
1.6 %
1.6 %
1.6 %
Germany
04:30
Core CPI (M-o-M)
NOV
0.3 %
 
0.3 %
UK
04:30
CPI (M-o-M)
NOV
0.4 %
0.2 %
0.3 %
UK
04:30
CPI (Y-o-Y)
NOV
3.0 %
 
3.1 %
UK
04:30
House Price Index (M-o-M)
NOV
0.1 %
 
-0.5 %
UK
04:30
House Price Index (Y-o-Y)
NOV
5.1 %
 
4.5 %
UK
04:30
PPI Input (Y-o-Y)
DEC NSA
4.9 %
5.3 %
7.3 %
UK
04:30
PPI Output (M-o-M)
DEC NSA
0.4 %
0.2 %
0.4 (R) %
UK
04:30
PPI Output (Y-o-Y)
DEC NSA
3.3 %
3.05 %
3.1 (R) %
UK
08:30
Empire State Mfr Index - Business Condition
JAN
17.7
17.47
18.0
United States
09:30
CB Coincidence Index
NOV
0.2 %
 
0.1 (R) %
UK
09:30
CB Leading Index
NOV
-0.2 %
 
-0.1 (R) %
UK
18:30
Westpac Consumer Confidence
NOV
1.8 %
 
3.6 %
Australia
18:50
Core Machinery Orders (M-o-M)
NOV
5.7 %
-1.57 %
5.0 %
Japan
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Earnings Optimism May Lead To New Record Highs On Wall Street

The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a higher opening on Tuesday, with stocks poised to climb to new record highs. Better than expected quarterly results from Dow components Citigroup (C) and UnitedHealth (UNH) have added to optimism about the earnings season. After showing a strong move...
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