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zewgerman-dec11.jpg German investor confidence rose strongly in December, defying expectations for a modest weakening, but caution prevailed as financial analysts' assessment of the current economic situation again deteriorated sharply due to sluggish economic growth and uncertainties linked to global trade and Brexit. The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany rose 6.6 points to reach minus 17.5 points.

trade.jpg House prices in Australia fell 1.5 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2018, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday. That exceeded expectations for a decline of 1.6 percent following the 0.7 percent drop in the three months prior. On a yearly basis, house prices skidded 1.9...

House prices in Australia were down 1.5 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2018, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday. That exceeded expectations for a decline of 1.6 percent following the 0.7 percent drop in the three months prior. On a yearly basis, house prices skidded...

The M2 money stock in Japan was up 2.3 percent on year in November, the Bank of Japan said on Tuesday - standing at 1,010.5 trillion yen. That was shy of expectations for an increase of 2.6 percent and down from 2.7 percent in October. The M3 money stock was up an annual 2.1 percent to 1,342.0...

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg Overall credit card spending in New Zealand fell a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent on month in November, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday. That was in line with expectations and unchanged from the previous month following a downward revision from -0.1 percent. Retail credit card spending...

Overall credit card spending in New Zealand was down a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent on month in November, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday. That was in line with expectations and unchanged from the previous month following a downward revision from -0.1 percent. Retail credit card spending...

Australia will on Tuesday release Q3 numbers for house prices, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. House prices are expected to sink 1.6 percent on quarter and 2.0 percent on year after easing 0.7 percent on quarter and 0.6 percent on year in the three months prior. Australia...

Denmark's consumer price inflation remained the same in November as in the previous month, data from Danmarks Statistik showed on Monday. Inflation in November was 0.8 percent, unchanged from October. The transport component led the slowing in inflation, with a 1.2 percent fall, mainly due to the...

Greece consumer price inflation eased in the month of November, data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed on Monday. Inflation fell to 1.0 percent in November from 1.8 percent in October. The latest figure was the lowest in four months. Household equipment prices fell 1.8 percent in...

gdpuk-dec10.jpg UK economic growth slowed in the three months to October, mainly due to a fall in car sales and stagnation in manufacturing, as the uncertainty surrounding the country's decision to leave the European Union, dubbed Brexit, intensified. Gross domestic product grew 0.4 percent in the three months to October, which was slower than the 0.6 percent expansion in the September quarter.

rbi-urjit-patel2-121018.jpg The Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel resigned on Monday, citing personal reasons, and his decision comes after the central bank was embroiled in a series of conflicts with the Narendra Modi government over crucial matters including central bank independence. Patel became the RBI governor in September 2016, after Raghuram Rajan decided to step down at the end of his term.

Eurozone's investor confidence eased sharply in December and declined for a fourth month in a row, marking the lowest level since the same month in 2014, survey data from Sentix showed on Monday. The investor confidence index dropped to -0.3 from 8.8 in November, the behavioral research institute...

France's economy is set to expand at a slower rate in the fourth quarter than estimated earlier, survey data from Bank of France showed on Monday. The bank revised down its growth forecast for the fourth quarter by 0.2 percentage point to 0.2 percent. The survey showed that the confidence index...

germanexports-dec10.jpg Germany's merchandise exports grew more-than-expected in October and at the fastest pace in five months, preliminary figures from Destatis showed on Monday. Exports increased a calendar ad seasonally adjusted 0.7 percent from September, when they declined 0.4 percent. Economists had forecast a 0.4 percent gain for October.

A report released by the Federal Reserve on Friday showed a substantial increase in U.S. consumer credit in the month of October. The report said consumer credit spiked by $25.4 billion.

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