Economy And The Numbers

Share SHARE

Germany's producer prices dropped for an eighth successive month in March and at a faster than expected pace, data from Destatis showed Thursday. The producer price index (PPI) fell 0.9 percent year-on-year in March, same as in February. Economists had a forecast a fall of 0.7 percent. Producer...

Demand for new passenger cars in the EU increased for the seventh consecutive month in March, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association reported Thursday. Car sales surged 10.6 percent in March from last year versus 8 percent rise in February. About 1.44 million units were registered, which...

Confidence among Japan households declined to the lowest since August 2011, a monthly survey data from the Cabinet Office showed Thursday. The consumer sentiment index fell to seasonally adjusted 37.5 in March from 38.5 in February. The survey was conducted on March 15. Among sub-components, the...

The Bank of Japan will adjust its monetary policy when needed, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said Thursday. The bank will continue with quantitative and qualitative easing to achieve the price stability target of 2 percent, he said in a speech to a quarterly meeting of branch managers. Kuroda said the...

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports declined in March due to a fall in demand for both electronic and non-electronic shipments, the International Enterprise Singapore said Thursday. Non-oil domestic exports fell 6.6 percent year-on-year in March, reversing the 8.9 percent increase in February. On...

The total number of new motor vehicle sales in Australia was down a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent on month in March, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday, coming in at 92,168. That follows the 0.1 percent increase in February. By category, sales of passenger and other vehicles...

Producer prices in South Korea were flat on month in March, the Bank of Korea said on Thursday, following the upwardly revised 0.1 percent increase in February. Among the individual components, prices for agricultural, forestry and marine products were up 0.3 percent on month, while services added...

Singapore will on Thursday release March figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In February, imports were worth SGD36.10 billion and exports were at SGD40.39 billion for a trade surplus of SGD4.29 billion. Japan will see March...

janetyellen-041614.jpg The Federal Reserve will keep its benchmark interest rates at exceptionally low levels for a considerable time, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday. Yellen acknowledged that economic growth slowed over the winter, but suggested that a significant part of the weakness was due to unusually cold winter...

indusproduction-041614.jpg Industrial production in the U.S. rose by more than expected in the month of March, the Federal Reserve revealed in a report on Wednesday, with the report also showing a notable upward revision to the pace of production growth in the previous month. The report said industrial production increased by 0.7 percent in March after surging up by an upwardly revised 1.2 percent in February.

HousingStarts-041614.jpg Housing starts in the U.S. showed a notable increase in the month of March, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday, although starts still came in well below economist estimates. The report showed that housing starts climbed 2.8 percent to an annual rate of 946,000 in March from the revised February estimate of 920,000.

Industrial production in the U.S. rose by more than expected in the month of March, the Federal Reserve revealed in a report on Wednesday, with the report also showing a notable upward revision to the pace of production growth in the previous month.

Housing starts in the U.S. showed a notable increase in the month of March, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday, although starts still came in well below analyst estimates.

Economic expectations for Switzerland deteriorated notably in April, a survey carried out by Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in cooperation with Credit Suisse showed Wednesday. The corresponding indicator fell by 12 points to 7 in April. But it signals stable economic expectations. The...

Ukunemployment-041614.jpg The U.K. unemployment rate fell below the 7 percent threshold to a five-year low in February and average earnings finally moved above inflation reducing the squeeze on household finances. The jobless rate came in at 6.9 percent of the labor force, the lowest since February 2009, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday.