logo

Economy And The Numbers

Share SHARE

EEP22-011515_27May15.jpg Consumer confidence survey results from Germany and France are due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

Confidence among Japan's small and medium-sized enterprises increased more-than- expected in May, after falling in the previous month, survey figures released by the Shoko Chukin Bank showed Wednesday. The small business confidence index rose by 0.7 percentage points to 48.1 in May from 47.4 in April....

The inflation target of 2 percent is expected to be achieved around the first half of fiscal 2016, Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Kikuo Iwata said Wednesday. "This timing is somewhat delayed from the previous projection," he told business leaders in Sapporo. He noted that the underlying trend...

In his address to the Thomson Reuters' 3rd Australian Regulatory Summit in Sydney on Wednesday, Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Philip Lowe said disruptions in the asset management industry can be managed. Lowe called for examination of what role regulations and central banks play in addressing...

Profits earned by Chinese industrial enterprises increased for the first time in six months in April, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Wednesday. Industrial profits rose 2.6 percent year-over-year to CNY 47.95 billion in April, reversing a 0.4 percent fall in the preceding month....

trade.jpg The value of construction work done in Australia slipped a seasonally adjusted 2.4 percent on quarter in the first quarter or 2015, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - coming in at A$48.397 billion. That missed expectations for a decline of 1.4 percent following the 0.2 percent...

Construction work done in Australia was down a seasonally adjusted 2.4 percent on quarter in the first quarter or 2015, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - coming in at A$48.397 billion. That missed expectations for a decline of 1.4 percent following the 0.2 percent contraction...

A leading index for the Australian economy moved higher in April, the latest survey from Westpac Bank and the Melbourne Institute showed on Wednesday - rising 0.11 percent on month to a score of 98.17. That followed the 0.3 percent decline to 98.0 in March. The six-month annualized deviation from...

consconf-052615.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. improved modestly in May after declining sharply in April, the Conference Board revealed in a report released on Tuesday. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index rose to 95.4 in May from a downwardly revised 94.3 in April.

NewHomeSales-052615.jpg Following the pullback seen in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing that U.S. new home sales rebounded by more than expected in the month of April.

Consumer confidence in the U.S. improved modestly in May after declining sharply in April, the Conference Board revealed in a report released on Tuesday.

Following the pullback seen in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing that U.S. new home sales rebounded by more than expected in the month of April.

homesales-030411_26May15.jpg Home prices in major U.S. metropolitan areas continued to show notable annual growth in the month of March, according to a report released by Standard & Poor's on Tuesday.

DurableGoods-052615.jpg Largely reflecting a pullback in orders for transportation equipment, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing a modest decrease in new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods in the month of April.

Switzerland's employment increased in the first quarter largely driven by the job creation in the tertiary sector, the Federal Statistical Office said Tuesday. Employment increased to 4.22 million in the first quarter from 4.19 million in the same period of last year. But it fell from 4.23 million...

Follow RTT