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consumerconfidence-092716.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly improved in the month of September, according to a report released by the Conference Board on Tuesday. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index jumped to 104.1 in September from an upwardly revised 101.8 in August.

Emerging markets have emerged as significant source of spillovers that shape the global economic outlook and non-economic shocks are also playing a key role, the International Monetary Fund said in a report on Tuesday. "Possible bumps around China's transition count among the risks to the global...

Brazil's producer prices increased at a slower annual pace in August, figures from the statistical office IBGE showed Tuesday. Producer prices rose 3.03 percent year-on-year following 4.29 percent increase in July. On a month-on-month basis, producer prices declined 0.26 percent in August after...

homesales-030411_27Sep16.jpg Home price growth in major U.S. metropolitan areas continued to slow in the month of July, Standard & Poor's revealed in a report on Tuesday. The report said the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city composite home price index was up 5.0 percent year-over-year in July compared to the 5.1 percent increase seen in June.

British retailers expect sales volume to increase next month after falling in September, the Distributive Trades Survey from the Confederation of British Industry showed Tuesday. A balance of -8 percent said retail sales declined in September, in contrast to the expected balance of +3 percent and...

wto-092716.jpg The World Trade Organization downgraded its outlook for global trade, signaling that trade is set to grow at a slower pace than the world GDP growth for the first time in 15 years. The Geneva-based WTO forecast world trade to expand only 1.7 percent this year instead of 2.8 percent projected in April.

Malta's producer prices increased for the first time in four months in August, figures from the National Statistics Office showed Tuesday. The producer price index edged up 0.2 percent year-over-year in August, reversing a 0.3 percent drop in the previous month. Domestic market producer prices...

The European Central Bank and the People's Bank of China on Tuesday decided to extend their bilateral currency swap arrangement for three years. The swap arrangement was first put in place in 2013 and has a maximum size of CNY 350 billion and EUR 45 billion, the ECB said in a statement. The deal...

Lithuania's retail sales growth improved in August after easing in the previous month, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Tuesday. Retail sales, excluding VAT, rose a working-day-adjusted 6.4 percent year-over-year in August, faster than July's 6.1 percent increase. On an unadjusted...

Italy's industrial orders declined markedly in July, after rebounding strongly in the previous month, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Tuesday. New orders fell a seasonally adjusted 10.8 percent month-over-month in July, reversing a 14.3 percent surge in June. The decline in July...

Hong Kong's exports increased unexpectedly in August, after falling in the previous two months, figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Tuesday. The value of total exports rose 0.8 percent year-over-year in August, reversing a 5.1 percent decline in July. Economists had expected a...

Eurozone money supply growth accelerated in August and loans to households increased at a steady pace, the European Central Bank reported Tuesday. The broad monetary aggregate M3 climbed 5.1 percent year-on-year in August, faster than the 4.9 percent increase seen in July. Economists had forecast...

Sweden's producer prices continued to decline in August, though at a slower rate than in the previous month, figures from Statistics Sweden showed Tuesday. The producer price index dropped 0.3 percent year-over-year in August, following a 1.1 percent decrease in July. The measure has been falling...

ADB-092716.jpg Developing Asia is set to grow robustly, underpinned by the strong performance by China and India, despite external pressures, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday as it retained its growth projection for the region. Gross domestic product of developing Asia is forecast to grow 5.7 percent each in 2016 and 2017, as estimated in March, the Manila-based lender said.

Sweden's foreign trade deficit increased in August from a year ago, as exports fell and imports rose, preliminary figures from Statistics Sweden showed Tuesday. The trade deficit widened to SEK 10.3 billion in August from SEK 2.7 billion in the corresponding month last year. In July, the trade balance...

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