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Stocks Continue To React Positively To Fed Statement - U.S. Commentary

Stocks have moved sharply higher in early trading on Thursday, adding to the substantial gains posted in the previous ....

Stocks May Extend Yesterday's Rally In Early Trading - U.S. Commentary

After ending the previous session substantially higher, stocks are likely to see further upside in early trading on Thursday. ....

Wall Street Set For Solid Gains As SNB Takes Rate To Negative

Early indications suggest that Wall Street stock may open solidly higher on Thursday, as the Swiss central bank made a ....
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Japanese Market Trades Higher On Weaker Yen

The Japanese stock market is trading higher Wednesday morning with a weaker yen triggering some buying ....

Australian Market Edges Higher After Recent Losses

Despite a weak lead from Wall Street, the Australian stock market is modestly higher Wednesday, with investors ....

Further Consolidation Called For Hong Kong Market

The Hong Kong stock market has tracked to the downside now in four straight sessions, tumbling more than 750 ....
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New Zealand GDP Expands 1.0% In Q3



New Zealand's gross domestic product jumped 1.0 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That topped forecasts for an increase of 0.7 percent, which would have been unchanged from the previous three months. The growth was driven by primary industries, which increased 5.8 percent. "This is ....

New Zealand Current Account Shortfall NZ$2.5 Billion



New Zealand posted a seasonally adjusted current account deficit of NZ$2.5 billion in the third quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. That follows the NZ$1.01 billion shortfall in the second quarter. Exports of goods fell NZ$380 million, driven by an 11.4 percent fall in dairy product prices. Imports of goods added ....

Dollar Skyrockets Versus Russia's Ruble, Losing Steam Elsewhere



The dollar weakened against most major rivals but surged to new highs against the Russia's beleaguered ruble. The Russian central bank's hiked interest rates to 17 percent, but the ruble continued to fall as the move was seen as a desperate attempt to thwart a financial crisis. The plunged by about 20 percent against the dollar amid fears the ....

Belgium Consumer Confidence Improves In December

Belgium's consumer confidence improved in December after deteriorating in the previous two months, as pessimism regarding the ....

Central And Eastern Europe Economic Confidence Improves Sharply

Economic expectations for Central and Eastern Europe including Turkey or CEE region improved considerably in December, a ....

ECB To Publish Minutes Of Monetary Policy Meetings

The European Central Bank announced on Thursday that it will publish the minutes of its monetary policy meeting, starting ....

Treasuries Close Sharply Lower Following Fed Statement

Treasuries moved notably lower over the course of the trading day on Wednesday as traders reacted to the ....

Treasuries Close Firmly Positive Ahead Of Fed Decision

After ending the previous session modestly lower, treasuries moved back to the upside over the course of the ....

Swiss Stocks Inch Down Ahead Of Fed Decision

Swiss stocks inched lower Wednesday, with most markets around Europe quiet ahead of today's U.S. Federal Reserve ....

Swiss Stocks Rise As Transocean Snaps Back To Life

Swiss stocks rose Tuesday, although gains were subdued compared to other European markets rebounding from 2-month ....

European Markets Surge On U.S. Optimism

The European markets soared on Thursday afternoon, after Germany's business confidence improved as expected in December. ....

Obama Announces Re-establishment Of Diplomatic Relations With Cuba

Arguing that efforts to isolate Cuba have failed to advance U.S. interests after more than fifty years, President Barack ....

McConnell: Keystone Bill Will Be First Order Of Business For New Senate

A bill approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline will be the first order of business in the new ....

President Obama Signs $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

President Barack Obama quietly signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill on Tuesday, officially eliminating the threat of another ....

U.S. Leading Economic Index Rises In Line With Estimates In November

Signaling continued moderate growth through the winter, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its ....

Philly Fed Index Pulls Back Sharply In December

While the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released a report on Thursday showing a continued increase in regional ....

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Show Modest Drop

Initial jobless claims in the U.S. unexpectedly saw a modest decrease in the week ended December 13th, according to a report ....

Taiwan Central Bank Leaves Rates Unchanged Again

Taiwan's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged for the fourteenth consecutive session on Thursday. The Board ....

Fitch: NZ Fiscal Consolidation Unaffected By Lower Dairy Prices

Fitch Ratings said on Wednesday that a push-back in the New Zealand government's projected timeline to achieve a fiscal ....

Thai Central Bank Keeps Key Rates Unchanged

Thailand's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged as widely expected by economists as most members judged that the ....
Economic Calendar
Date
Time
Economic Indicator
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Country
12/18/14
00:00
Monetary Policy Meeting
-
-
Japan
12/18/14
00:00
Monetary Policy Meeting
-
-
Eurozone
12/18/14
02:00
Exports
NOV
CHF 18.06 B
CHF 19.79 (R) B
Switzerland
12/18/14
02:00
Imports
NOV
CHF 14.19 B
CHF 16.56 (R) B
Switzerland
12/18/14
02:00
Trade Balance
NOV
CHF 3.87 B
CHF 3.23 (R) B
Switzerland
12/18/14
03:00
Consumer Confidence Index
DEC
99.0
96.8
Sweden
12/18/14
03:30
Consumer Confidence Index
DEC
-7
-8
-8
Netherland
12/18/14
03:30
Unemployment Rate
DEC
8.0 %
8 %
8.0 %
Netherland
12/18/14
03:30
Unemployment Rate
NOV
3.3 %
3.3 %
Hong Kong
12/18/14
04:00
CPI - EU Harmonised (M-o-M)
NOV
-1.1 %
0.2 %
Iceland
12/18/14
04:00
CPI - EU Harmonised (Y-o-Y)
NOV
-0.6 %
1.0 %
Iceland
12/18/14
04:00
Germany IFO - Business Climate
DEC
105.5
105.08
104.7
Germany
12/18/14
04:00
Germany IFO - Current Assessment
DEC
110.0
110
110.0
Germany
12/18/14
04:00
Germany IFO - Expectations
DEC
101.1
100.1
99.7
Germany
12/18/14
04:30
Retail Sales (M-o-M)
NOV
1.6 %
0.7 %
1.0 (R) %
UK
12/18/14
04:30
Retail Sales (Y-o-Y)
NOV
6.4 %
4.67 %
4.6 (R) %
UK
12/18/14
04:30
Retail Sales - Ex. Auto (M-o-M)
NOV
1.7 %
0.35 %
1.0 (R) %
UK
12/18/14
04:30
Retail Sales - Ex. Auto (Y-o-Y)
NOV
6.9 %
4.43 %
4.9 (R) %
UK
12/18/14
04:30
PPI (M-o-M)
NOV
0.0 %
0.3 %
South Africa
12/18/14
04:30
PPI (Y-o-Y)
NOV
6.5 %
6.7 %
South Africa
12/18/14
05:00
Current Account Balance - BoP
OCT
€ 5.46 B
€ 0.64 B
Italy
12/18/14
05:00
Capital Account Balance - BoP
OCT
€ 934 M
€ -89 M
Italy
12/18/14
05:00
Financial Account Balance - BoP
OCT
€ 10.29 B
€ -6.76 B
Italy
12/18/14
05:00
Construction Orders (M-o-M)
OCT
1.3 %
-1.0 (R) %
Eurozone
12/18/14
05:00
Construction Orders (Y-o-Y)
OCT
1.4 %
-2.0 (R) %
Eurozone
12/18/14
05:00
Capital Account Balance - BoP
Q3
€ 34.13 M
€ 10.77 M
Malta
12/18/14
05:00
Current Account Balance - BoP
Q3
€ 349.89 M
€ 179.54 M
Malta
12/18/14
06:00
PPI (M-o-M)
NOV
-0.6 %
-0.7 (R) %
Portugal
12/18/14
06:00
PPI (Y-o-Y)
NOV
-1.1 %
-1.2 %
Portugal
12/18/14
08:00
Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
-
-
Poland
12/18/14
08:30
Initial Jobless Claims
DEC 13
289 K
291.5 K
295 (R) K
United States
12/18/14
08:30
Initial Jobless Claims - 4 Wk Average
DEC 13
298.75 K
299.50 (R) K
United States
12/18/14
08:30
Continuing Claims
DEC 6
2373 K
2520 (R) K
United States
12/18/14
08:30
Continuing Claims - 4 Wk Average
DEC 6
2397.00 K
2387.00 (R) K
United States
12/18/14
09:00
Consumer Confidence Index
DEC
-12
-15
-14
Belgium
12/18/14
09:00
Retail Sales (M-o-M)
OCT
-0.11 %
-0.68 (R) %
Mexico
12/18/14
09:00
Retail Sales (Y-o-Y)
OCT
5.6 %
4.2 %
4.5 %
Mexico
12/18/14
09:00
Wholesale Sales (M-o-M)
OCT
0.80 %
-0.82 (R) %
Mexico
12/18/14
09:00
Wholesale Sales (Y-o-Y)
OCT
1.0 %
5.1 %
Mexico
12/18/14
09:45
PMI Composite
DEC P
53.8
56
56.1
United States
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