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In another sign that the jobs market is improving, the Federal Reserve's Beige Book has reported increased wage pressures in a number of districts around the U.S. "Several" of the 12 district banks "reported increasing wage pressures caused by labor market tightening," according to the Beige Book,...

Factoryorders-090215.jpg Partly reflecting a decrease in orders for non-durable goods, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that new orders for U.S. manufactured goods rose much less than expected in the month of July.

nonfarmproductivity-090215.jpg Labor productivity in the U.S. jumped by much more than previously estimated in the second quarter, the Labor Department revealed in a report on Wednesday. The report said labor productivity surged up by 3.3 percent in the second quarter.

ADPdata-090215.jpg Employment in the U.S. private sector saw a notable increase in the month of August, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday, although the pace of job growth fell short of economist estimates.

Labor productivity in the U.S. jumped by much more than previously estimated in the second quarter, the Labor Department revealed in a report on Wednesday.

UKconstruction-090215.jpg British construction sector sustained its robust growth in August, albeit at a slower pace, with continued boost from the housing sector and new impetus from the commercial sector. The seasonally adjusted Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 57.3 from 57.1 in July, survey results from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and Markit Economics revealed.

Employment in the U.S. private sector saw a notable increase in the month of August, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday, although the pace of job growth fell short of economist estimates.

Brazil's industrial production dropped sharply in July, exceeding economists' forecasts, and declined for a second consecutive month, preliminary data from the statistical office IBGE showed Wednesday. Industrial production declined 8.9 percent year-on-year, which was a bigger fall than the 6.2 percent...

Poland's central bank left its interest rate at a record low again, in line with economists' expectations, amid the outlook for stable growth and the lack of any inflationary pressure in the near term. The Monetary Policy Council of the National Bank of Poland decided to maintain the key reference...

Luxembourg's consumer price inflation slowed marginally in August, figures from the statistical office STATEC showed Wednesday. The consumer price index rose 0.6 percent year-over-year in August, slightly slower than prior month's 07 percent climb. Prices have been rising since February. The annual...

Norway's current account surplus increased in the three months ended June from a year ago, preliminary figures from Statistics Norway showed Wednesday. The current account surplus climbed to NOK 71.92 billion in the second quarter from 61.64 billion in the corresponding period last year. In the first...

Romania's producer prices continued to decline in July, figures from the National Institute of Statistics showed Wednesday. Producer prices fell at a slightly faster pace of 2.0 percent year-over-year in July, following a 1.9 percent decrease in June. Prices have been falling since October last year. Domestic...

Eurozone's producer prices declined at a stable rate in July, in line with expectations, figures from Eurostat showed Wednesday. The producer price index fell 2.1 percent year-over-year in July, the same rate of decrease as in the previous month, revised down from the 2.2 percent drop reported earlier. The...

Lagarde-090215.jpg Recent volatility in global financial markets demonstrated how much Asia is at the core of the global economy and there is reason for continued confidence in the region as the region's governments fully understand from past experience how to tackle such problems, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Wednesday.

British construction activity growth improved less-than-expected in August, survey results from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and Markit Economics revealed Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 57.3 from 57.1 in July....

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