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The unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.0 percent in December, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That was below expectations for 5.1 percent, which would have been unchanged from the November reading. The Australian economy added 21,600 jobs last... Read more...

Taiwan's industrial output fell in December, led by a slump in manufacturing, data from the Ministry of Economic Affairs showed on Wednesday. Industrial output fell 1.22 percent year-on-year in December, after a rise of 2.36 percent in November. That was weaker than expected 0.35 percent. Among... Read more...

UK budget deficit for December exceeded economists' expectations and was the second lowest figure for the month in 18 years, figures from the Office for National Statistics showed Tuesday. The public sector net borrowing, or PSNB, was GBP 3 billion in December, which was GBP 0.3 billion more than... Read more...

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Partly reflecting higher interest rates during much of 2018, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Tuesday showing a much steeper than expected drop in U.S. existing home sales in the month of December. Read more...

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Lithuania's industrial output expanded in December, led by growth in output in the utilities sector and mining and quarrying, preliminary figures from the Department of Statistics showed on Wednesday. Industrial production rose by a seasonally and working-day adjusted 1.2 percent month-on-month in... Read more...

Turkey's consumer confidence eases for the second straight month in January, figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Wednesday. The consumer confidence index declined to 58.2 in January from 58.7 in December. The reading was the lowest in three months. The indicator measuring the... Read more...

Singapore's inflation rose slightly in December, defying expectations, data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Trade and Industry showed on Wednesday. The consumer price inflation rose to 0.5 percent in December from 0.3 percent in November. Economists had expected the rate... Read more...

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The jobless rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.0 percent in December, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That was below expectations for 5.1 percent, which would have been unchanged from the November reading. The Australian economy added 21,600 jobs last month... Read more...

The manufacturing sector in Japan fell into stagnation in December, the latest survey from Nikkei revealed on Thursday with a manufacturing PMI score of 50.0. That's down from 52.6 in December and it lands right on the line that separates expansion from contraction. Individually, exports tumbled... Read more...

Australia will on Thursday release unemployment figures for December, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The jobless rate is expected to hold steady at 5.1 percent, with the addition of 18,000 jobs following the increase of 37,000 in November. The participation rate is called... Read more...

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South Africa's inflation eased in December to the lowest level in seven months, figures from Statistics South Africa showed on Wednesday. Inflation eased to 4.5 percent in December from 5.2 percent in November. Economists had expected 4.5 percent inflation. This was the weakest inflation since... Read more...

Denmark consumer confidence rose for the first time in seven months in January, after a sharp fall in the previous month, survey data from Statistics Denmark showed on Wednesday. The consumer confidence index climbed to 3.9 in January from 2.9 in December. The index had been easing since July last... Read more...

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The European Central Bank is set to leave its interest rates and forward guidance unchanged on Thursday, after ending its massive asset purchase programme in December, as a myriad of risks including the persistent slowing of the economy, global trade tensions and the Brexit chaos mar the outlook for Eurozone growth. Read more...

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Germany's economy grew for a ninth year in 2018, but at the slowest pace in five years, largely driven by domestic demand, preliminary data from the Federal Statistical Office showed on Tuesday. Gross... Read more...

Time (et)
Economic Indicator
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Country
Thursday ,Jan.24
00:00
Leading Index
NOV F
99.1
 
99.7 (R)
Japan
02:00
GfK Consumer Confidence Survey
JAN
 
 
10.4
Germany
03:00
Unemployment Rate
Q4
 
 
14.6 %
Spain
03:15
PMI Manufacturing
JAN P
 
50
49.7
France
03:15
PMI Composite
JAN P
 
 
48.7
France
03:15
PMI Services
JAN P
 
52
49.0
France
03:30
PMI Composite
JAN P
 
 
51.6
Germany
03:30
PMI Services
JAN P
 
52.5
51.8
Germany
03:30
PMI Manufacturing
JAN P
 
51.5
51.5
Germany
04:00
PMI Manufacturing
JAN P
 
51.5
51.4
Eurozone
04:00
PMI Composite
JAN P
 
 
51.1
Eurozone
04:00
PMI Services
JAN P
 
52.5
51.2
Eurozone
07:45
Interest Rate Decision
-
 
0 %
0.0 %
Eurozone
08:30
Initial Jobless Claims
JAN 18
 
215 K
213 K
United States
09:45
PMI Services
JAN P
 
 
54.4
United States
09:45
PMI Composite
JAN P
 
 
54.4
United States
09:45
PMI Manufacturing
JAN P
 
 
53.8
United States
10:00
Leading Index
DEC
 
 
0.2 %
United States
10:30
EIA Natural Gas Inventory (Cubic Feet)
JAN 18
 
 
2533 B
United States
11:00
EIA Crude Oil Inventory (Barrels)
JAN 18
 
 
437.1 M
United States
18:30
Tokyo Core CPI (Y-o-Y)
JAN
 
 
0.6 %
Japan
18:30
Tokyo CPI (Y-o-Y)
JAN
 
 
0.3 %
Japan
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The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a higher opening on Wednesday, with stocks likely to move back to the upside following the sell-off seen in the previous session. The upward momentum on Wall Street comes as upbeat earnings news from several big-name companies has overshadowed concerns...
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