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Australia will on Wednesday see September numbers for the leading economic index from Westpac, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In August, the index was up 0.06 percent on month. Singapore will release September figures for imports, exports and trade balance. In August,...

Turkey's industrial output growth eased notably in August amid a slowdown in the manufacturing sector, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed Tuesday. Industrial production advanced 1.7 percent year-on-year in August, which was faster than the 1 percent increase economists had expected....

nahb2-101618.jpg A report released by the National Association of Home Builder on Tuesday unexpectedly showed a modest increase in U.S. homebuilder confidence in the month of October. The report said the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index inched up to 68 in October from 67 in September.

industrial-production-101618.jpg Industrial production in the U.S. increased in line with economist estimates in the month of September, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve on Tuesday. The report said industrial production rose by 0.3 percent in September.

ukunemployment-oct16.jpg The UK unemployment rate remained at the lowest level in 43 years in the three months to August, helping the average earnings to increase further amid fears of no-deal Brexit, the Office for National Statistics said Tuesday. The ILO jobless rate came in at 4 percent, in line with expectations, and was the lowest since February 1975. The number of unemployed decreased 47,000 from the previous quar

Hungary's central bank left its benchmark interest rates unchanged on Tuesday, in line with economists' expectations. The Monetary Council of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank decided to hold the base rate steady at 0.90 percent.

The euro area trade surplus increased in August on higher exports, figures from Eurostat showed Tuesday. The trade surplus rose to a seasonally adjusted EUR 16.6 billion from EUR 12.6 billion in July. Exports increased 2.1 percent month-on-month in August, while imports remained stable. At...

The UK unemployment rate remained at the lowest level seen since early 1975, in three months to August, the Office for National Statistics said Tuesday. The ILO jobless rate came in at 4 percent, in line with expectations. The number of unemployed decreased by 47,000 from the previous quarter...

Germany's economic confidence weakened in October, survey data from the Centre for European Economic Research, or ZEW, showed Tuesday. The economic sentiment index fell sharply by 14.1 points to -24.7 in October. The expected score was -12. The indicator reached the same low-point as in July...

Finland's economic output grew at a faster pace in August, Statistics Finland reported Tuesday. Output of the national economy advanced 2.3 percent year-on-year in August, following July's revised 1.7 percent increase. Primary production climbed around 1 percent and secondary production by 7...

chinainflation-oct16.jpg China's inflation rose to a 7-month high in September on higher energy prices, data from the National Bureau of Statistics revealed Tuesday. Consumer prices advanced 2.5 percent year-on-year in September, in line with expectations but faster than the 2.3 percent rise in August. This was the highest increase since last February.

Germany's import prices rose at a steady pace in August, figures from Destatis showed Tuesday. Import prices advanced 4.8 percent year-on-year in August, the same pace of increase as seen in July. Economists had forecast the rate to accelerate to 5.2 percent. The increase in import prices was mainly...

preview-oct16.jpg Economic confidence from Germany and unemployment from the UK are due on Tuesday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, Destatis is scheduled to issue Germany's import prices for August. Economists forecast prices to climb 5.2 percent annually in August, following a 5 percent rise in July.

Consumer prices in China were up 2.5 percent on year in September, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday. That was in line with expectations and up from 2.3 percent in August. The statistics bureau also said that producer prices climbed an annual 3.6 percent - exceeding forecasts for...

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg Consumer prices in New Zealand climbed 0.9 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2018, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday. That exceeded expectations for an increase of 0.7 percent and was up from 0.4 percent in the three months prior. On a yearly basis, inflation climbed 1.9 percent -...

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