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Markets Cheer French Election Results, Dow Up Nearly 200 -- U.S. Commentary

U.S. stocks rallied Monday, as markets on both sides of the Atlantic cheered the first round of voting in the French ....

Street Enthusiastic To Hike Up At Opening

Initial trends in the U.S. future index is pointing to a higher opening of Wall Street. The market was excited by the effort ....

Major Averages Close Slightly Lower After Late-Day Pullback - U.S. Commentary

Stocks finished Wednesday's trading modestly lower after seeing strength for much of the trading session. The major averages ....

Japanese Market Modestly Lower Ahead Of BOJ Decision

The Japanese stock market is modestly lower on Thursday following the weak cues from Wall Street after the ....

Australian Market Flat In Choppy Trade

The Australian stock market is flat in choppy trades on Thursday following the modest losses overnight on Wall ....

Japanese Market Advances

The Japanese stock market is advancing on Wednesday for a fourth straight day, tracking the positive cues from ....
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European Economics Preview: ECB Set To Keep Rates Unchanged



The European Central Bank is set to announce its interest rate decision on Thursday. The bank is widely expected to keep its key rates unchanged. At 2.00 am ET, Germany's GfK consumer confidence survey results are due. The forward-looking consumer sentiment index is seen at 9.9 in May versus 9.8 in April. In the meantime, Switzerland's ....
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South Korea Q1 GDP Jumps 0.9% On Quarter



South Korea's gross domestic product expanded a seasonally adjusted annualized 0.9 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2017, the Bank of Korea said on Thursday. That beat forecasts for an increase of 0.7 percent and was up from 0.5 percent in the three months prior. Real gross domestic income (GDI) increased 2.3 percent on quarter ....
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Dollar Little Changed On Light Data Day



The dollar is turning in a mixed performance against its major rivals Wednesday afternoon, but is little changed overall. The lack of U.S. economic data is keeping some investors on the sidelines. Traders were also in a cautious mood ahead of the President's highly anticipated tax reform plan. Things will pick up on the economic front starting ....

ECB Leaves Rates, QE Unchanged

The European Central Bank left its key interest rates and the volume of asset purchases unchanged on Thursday and signaled ....

British Retail Sales Growth Fastest Since Mid-2015: CBI

UK retail sales grew the most since the middle of 2015 during April and the trend is expected to continue next month, albeit ....

Eurozone Economic Sentiment Highest Since Mid-2007

Eurozone economic sentiment rose to its highest level since the middle of 2007 in April with strong improvements in all ....

Treasury Auctions $34 Billion Worth Of Five-Year Notes

Following yesterday's auction of two-year notes, the Treasury Department sold $34 billion worth of five-year ....

Treasuries Move Notably Lower Amid Strength On Wall Street

Extending a recent downward trend, treasuries showed a notable move to the downside during trading on ....

Two-Year Note Auction Attracts Above Average Demand

Kicking off this week's series of long-term securities auctions, the Treasury Department sold $26 billion ....

CAC 40 Falls Ahead Of ECB Meeting

French shares fell notably on Thursday as U.S. President Donald Trump's tax reform plan fell short on details and investors ....

DAX Drifts Lower Ahead Of ECB Rate Decision

German shares fell modestly on Thursday as U.S. President Donald Trump's long-touted tax reform plan disappointed markets and ....

The Swiss Stock Market Climbed To A New High For The Year

The Swiss stock market extended its winning streak to a third straight session Wednesday. After some early struggles, the ....

Trump Administration Unveils Tax Reform Plan

Officials from President Donald Trump's administration unveiled the president's highly anticipated tax reform plan on ....

Mnuchin Pledges Biggest Tax Cut In U.S. History

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claimed Wednesday that the tax reform plan due to be unveiled by President Donald Trump's ....

Ivanka Trump Jeered In Berlin For Defending Her Father On 'empowering Women'

President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump was jeered by members of the audience during a panel discussion of a high ....

U.S. Durable Goods Orders Rise Less Than Expected In March

A report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday showed that new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods climbed ....

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Show Unexpected Increase

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased in the week ended April 22nd, according to a report ....

U.S. Consumer Confidence Index Pulls Back More Than Expected In April

After reporting notable increases in U.S. consumer confidence over the two previous months, the Conference Board released a ....

Singapore's Industrial Output Growth Tops Expectations

Singapore's industrial production growth exceeded expectations in March, data from the Economic Development Board showed ....

China Jobless Rate Falls To 3.97% In Q1

China's unemployment rate eased in the first quarter to below 4 percent, suggesting a healthy economy and calmed authorities ....

Bank Of Japan Keeps Policy Unchanged, Raises Growth Forecast

Japan's central bank left its monetary policy unchanged on Thursday and policymakers upgraded the view on the economy as they ....
Economic Calendar
Date
Time
Economic Indicator
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Country
04/27/17
Monetary Policy Meeting
-
-
Eurozone
04/27/17
Consumer Confidence Index
APR
107.5
107.4
107.6
Italy
04/27/17
Industrial Production (M-o-M)
FEB
2.7 %
-11.6 %
Cyprus
04/27/17
Industrial Production (Y-o-Y)
FEB
5.1 %
9.2 %
Cyprus
04/27/17
Consumer Confidence Index
APR
-1.8
-3.4
Portugal
04/27/17
Official Foreign Reserves
MAR
$ 107.59 B
Turkey
04/27/17
02:00
GfK Consumer Confidence Survey
MAY
10.2
9.87
9.8
Germany
04/27/17
02:00
Consumer Confidence Index
APR
21.5
22.9
Finland
04/27/17
02:00
Unemployment Rate
MAR
9.6 %
9.2 %
Finland
04/27/17
02:00
Exports
MAR
CHF 17.9 B
CHF 18.0 (R) B
Switzerland
04/27/17
02:00
Imports
MAR
CHF 15.1 B
CHF 14.7 (R) B
Switzerland
04/27/17
02:00
Trade Balance
MAR
CHF 2.8 B
CHF 3.3 B
Switzerland
04/27/17
02:00
Unemployment Rate
JAN - FEB
4.3 %
4.3 %
4.2 %
Norway
04/27/17
03:00
Unemployment Rate
Q1
18.75 %
18.6 %
18.63 %
Spain
04/27/17
03:00
CPI (M-o-M)
APR P
1.0 %
0.0 %
Spain
04/27/17
03:00
CPI (Y-o-Y)
APR P
2.6 %
2.3 %
Spain
04/27/17
03:00
CPI - EU Harmonised (M-o-M)
APR P
0.9 %
0.8 %
1.1 %
Spain
04/27/17
03:00
CPI - EU Harmonised (Y-o-Y)
APR P
2.6 %
2.33 %
2.1 %
Spain
04/27/17
03:30
Interest Rate Decision
-
-0.50 %
-0.5 %
-0.50 %
Sweden
04/27/17
03:30
Exports
MAR
SEK 119.2 B
SEK 100.4 (R) B
Sweden
04/27/17
03:30
Imports
MAR
SEK 120.0 B
SEK 101.3 (R) B
Sweden
04/27/17
03:30
Trade Balance
MAR
SEK -0.8 B
SEK 2 B
SEK -0.9 (R) B
Sweden
04/27/17
03:30
PPI (M-o-M)
MAR
-0.1 %
-0.8 %
Sweden
04/27/17
03:30
PPI (Y-o-Y)
MAR
6.5 %
7.5 %
Sweden
04/27/17
04:00
PMI Manufacturing
APR
58.1
56.8
Austria
04/27/17
05:00
CPI (M-o-M)
APR
0.5 %
0.1 %
Iceland
04/27/17
05:00
CPI (Y-o-Y)
APR
1.9 %
1.6 %
Iceland
04/27/17
05:00
Consumer Confidence Index
APR
-4.0
-5.0
Eurozone
04/27/17
05:00
Business Climate Indicator
APR
1.1
0.82
Eurozone
04/27/17
05:00
Economic Confidence Index
APR
109.6
108.1
108.0 (R)
Eurozone
04/27/17
05:00
Industrial Confidence Index
APR
3.0
1.3
1.0 (R)
Eurozone
04/27/17
05:00
Services Confidence Index
APR
14.0
12.7
13.0 (R)
Eurozone
04/27/17
06:00
CBI Distributive Trades Report
APR
38
15
9
UK
04/27/17
07:45
Interest Rate Decision
-
0.0
0
0.0
Eurozone
04/27/17
08:00
CPI (M-o-M)
APR P
0.0 %
0 %
0.2 %
Germany
04/27/17
08:00
CPI (Y-o-Y)
APR P
2.0 %
1.95 %
1.6 %
Germany
04/27/17
08:00
CPI - EU Harmonised (M-o-M)
APR P
0.0 %
0.1 %
Germany
04/27/17
08:00
CPI - EU Harmonised (Y-o-Y)
APR P
1.5 %
Germany
04/27/17
08:00
PPI (M-o-M)
MAR
0.09 %
-0.45 (R) %
Brazil
04/27/17
08:00
PPI (Y-o-Y)
MAR
2.85 %
1.54 %
Brazil
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