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The manufacturing sector in Japan continued to expand in April, and at a faster rate, the latest survey from Nikkei revealed on Monday with a PMI score of 52.7. That's up from 52.4 in March, and it moves further above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Among...

The manufacturing sector in Australia continued to expand in April, and at a faster pace, the latest survey from the Australian Industry Group revealed on Monday with a Performance of Manufacturing Index score of 59.2. That's up from 57.5 in March, and it moves further above the boom-or-bust line...

Australia will on Monday see April results for the Performance of Manufacturing Index from AiG, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The index score in March was 57.5, well above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Australia also will see...

Consumer-042817.jpg After initially reporting an improvement in U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of April, the University of Michigan released revised data on Friday showing that sentiment was nearly flat. The report said the consumer sentiment index for April was downwardly revised to 97.0 from the preliminary reading of 98.0.

ChicagoPMI-042817.jpg A report released by MNI Indicators on Friday showed an unexpected acceleration in the pace of growth in Chicago-area business activity in the month of April. MNI Indicators said its Chicago business barometer rose to 58.3 in April from 57.7 in March, with a reading above 50 indicating growth.

Eurozoneinflation-042817.jpg Eurozone inflation accelerated more-than-expected in April, returning within the European Central Bank's target of 'below, but close to 2 percent', preliminary estimate from Eurostat showed on Friday. Elsewhere, results of an ECB survey showed that professional forecasters expect euro area consumer prices to rise faster than earlier expected, though core inflation was seen to rise slowly.

USGDP-042817.jpg Economic growth in the U.S. slowed by more than anticipated in the first three months of 2017, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The Commerce Department said gross domestic product increased by 0.7 percent in the first quarter after jumping by 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter.

Professional forecasters expect euro area consumer prices to rise faster than earlier expected, though core inflation was seen to pick up only slowly, results of a survey by the European Central Bank showed Friday. Average headline inflation expectations for 2017, 2018 and 2019 were raised to 1.6...

UKGDP-042817.jpg The U.K. economy expanded the least in a year at the start of 2017, reflecting a notable slowdown in the service sector as consumers curbed their spending amid the Brexit uncertainty and rising inflation. Gross domestic product grew only 0.3 percent in the first quarter from the previous three months, preliminary estimates from the Office for National Statistics showed Friday.

Economic growth in the U.S. slowed by more than anticipated in the first three months of 2017, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday.

Sweden's retail sales growth eased unexpectedly in March, after accelerating in the previous two months, data from Statistics Sweden showed Friday. Retail sales rose a working-day-adjusted 1.9 percent year-over-year in March, slower than the 2.6 percent climb in February. Meanwhile, economists had...

Hungary's producer prices increased for the fourth straight month in March, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Friday. The producer price index climbed 4.2 percent year-over-year in March, faster than the 4.0 percent rise in February. Domestic market producer prices grew...

Ireland's retail sales decreased in March after rising in the previous two months, preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Friday. The volume of retail sales fell 0.7 percent month-over-month in March, reversing a 0.2 percent increase in February. The sectors with the largest...

Austria's economic growth slowed in the first quarter after stabilizing in the final three months of 2016, preliminary data from the Austrian Institute of Economic Research/WIFO showed Friday. Gross domestic product, based on Eurostat calculation method, grew 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter, following...

Portugal's unemployment rate decreased marginally in March, preliminary figures from Statistics Portugal showed Friday. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged down to 9.8 percent in March from 9.9 percent in February. In the corresponding month last year, the jobless rate was 12.0 percent. The...

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