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Belgium's consumer confidence advanced in October after deteriorating for the past two months, survey data from the National Bank of Belgium showed Friday. The consumer confidence index rose to 1 in October, after a flat reading in September. In August, the reading was -3. Read more...

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After a month of stagnation in August, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Friday showing existing home sales in the U.S. tumbled by much more than anticipated in the month of September. NAR said existing home sales plunged by 3.4 percent. Read more...

Hong Kong's unemployment rate was unchanged for a fifth straight month in September at its lowest level for two decades, preliminary data from the Census and Statistics Department showed on Friday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 2.8 percent in the three months to September, in line with economists' expectations. The rate has been at this level since April. Read more...

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A report released by the Conference Board on Thursday showed a continued increase by its index of leading economic indicators in the month of September The Conference Board said its leading economic index climbed by 0.5 percent in September. Read more...

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A report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday showed manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia area grew at a slightly slower rate in the month of October. Read more...

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First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits showed a modest decrease in the week ended October 13th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims slipped to 210,000. Read more...

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Dutch consumer confidence eroded for a third straight month in October, as households' economic expectations weakened, leading to a diminished willingness to buy, survey data from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Friday. The consumer confidence index declined to 15 from 19 in September. However, the score was well above the average of -3 over the past twenty years. Read more...

Euro area current account surplus increased in August from the previous month, preliminary data from the European Central Bank showed on Friday. The current account surplus rose to EUR 24 billion from EUR 19 billion in July. A year ago, the surplus was EUR 39 billion. Read more...

The UK budget deficit reached its lowest September level in 11 years, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Friday. Public sector net borrowing excluding public sector banks was GBP 4.1 billion, which was GBP 0.8 billion less than in September 2017. This was the lowest September deficit... Read more...

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China's economy grew at the slowest pace since the global financial crisis in 2009 reflecting softening activity across manufacturing and investment amid escalating trade tensions and government's measures to rein in excessive lending. Gross domestic product expanded 6.5 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, slower than the 6.7 percent growth seen in the second quarter, the National Bureau Read more...

China's gross domestic product expanded a seasonally adjusted 1.6 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday. That was in line with expectations and down from 1.8 percent in the three months prior. On a yearly basis, GDP climbed 6.5 percent... Read more...

Consumer prices in Japan were up 1.2 percent on year in September, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication said on Friday. That was shy of expectations for an increase of 1.3 percent, which would have been unchanged from the August reading. Core CPI, which excludes volatile food prices,... Read more...

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Public sector finances from the UK and current account from euro area are due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. Read more...

China is scheduled to release a batch of data on Friday, setting the pace for a modest day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are Q3 numbers for gross domestic product, plus September figures for industrial production, retail sales and fixed asset investment. GDP is expected to gain 1.6 percent... Read more...

A report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday showed manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia area grew at a slightly slower rate in the month of October. Read more...

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Time (et)
Economic Indicator
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Country
Monday ,Oct.22
M3 Money Supply (M-o-M)
SEP
 
 
0.6 %
Switzerland
M3 Money Supply (Y-o-Y)
SEP
 
 
2.5 %
Switzerland
Official Foreign Reserves
AUG
 
 
$ 804.78 M
Switzerland
00:30
All Industry Activity Index (M-o-M)
AUG
 
 
0.0 %
Japan
08:30
Wholesale Sales (M-o-M)
AUG
 
 
1.5 %
Canada
08:30
Exports
SEP
 
 
C$ 50.55 B
Canada
08:30
Imports
SEP
 
 
C$ 50.02 B
Canada
09:30
CB Coincidence Index
AUG
 
 
0.1 %
France
09:30
CB Leading Index
AUG
 
 
-0.1 %
France
10:30
CB Coincidence Index
AUG
 
 
0.0 %
Australia
10:30
CB Leading Index
AUG
 
 
0.1 %
Australia
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Rebound By Chinese Stocks May Extend To Wall Street

The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a higher opening on Friday, with stocks likely to regain ground following the sell-off seen in the previous session. Early buying interest may generated by a rally by Chinese stocks, which rebounded strongly from an initial move to the downside despite...
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