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ConstructionSpending-080114.jpg With spending on public construction showing a substantial decrease, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that U.S. construction spending unexpectedly saw a sharp drop in the month of June.

ISM-PMI-080114.jpg Activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded at a notably faster rate in the month of July, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Friday, with the index of activity in the sector climbing to a three-year high.

consumerspending-080114.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. deteriorated by less than previously estimated in the month of July, according to a report released by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan on Friday.

With spending on public construction showing a substantial decrease, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that U.S. construction spending unexpectedly saw a sharp drop in the month of June.

Activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded at a notably faster rate in the month of July, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Friday, with the index of activity in the sector rising more than anticipated.

PersonalIncome-080114.jpg Personal income and spending in the U.S. both increased in line with economist estimates in the month of June, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday.

NonfarmPayroll-080114.jpg After reporting a sharp jump in U.S. employment in the previous month, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing that employment rose by less than expected in the month of July. The report said non-farm payroll employment increased by 209,000 jobs in July.

Brazil's manufacturing activity declined for the fourth consecutive month in July as output and new orders decreased, a survey from Markit Economics showed Friday. The HSBC Brazil Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index dropped to 49.1 from June's 48.7. A reading below 50 suggests contraction in...

Personal income and spending in the U.S. both increased in line with economist estimates in the month of June, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday.

Brazil's industrial production in June declined for the fourth straight month and at the steepest rate in nearly five years, figures from the statistical office IBGE showed Friday. Industrial production dropped 6.9 percent year-on-year, which was the most severe decline since September 2009, when...

After reporting a sharp jump in U.S. employment in the previous month, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing that employment rose by less than expected in the month of July.

UKManufacturing-080114.jpg British manufacturing sector logged its weakest growth in a year in July as growth in output and new orders eased from June, the results of a survey by Markit Economics and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply showed Friday. The Makit/CIPS manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 55.4 in July from a revised 57.2 in June.

Hungary's trade surplus for May was revised down, latest figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Friday. The trade surplus was revised to EUR 410 million from EUR 419 million estimated earlier. The figure was EUR 81 million less than in the same period last year. Exports...

South Africa's manufacturing sector contracted for the fourth consecutive month in July, a survey conducted by the Bureau for Economic Research in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply showed Friday. The seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 45.9 in...

Greece's manufacturing activity contracted for a second straight month in July as output declined and new order growth slowed, results of a survey by Markit Economics showed Friday. The Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, fell to 48.7 in July from 49.4 in June. This was the lowest...