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A report released by the Federal Reserve on Friday showed a substantial increase in U.S. consumer credit in the month of October. The report said consumer credit spiked by $25.4 billion.

wholesale-inventories2-120718.jpg Wholesale inventories in the U.S. increased by slightly more than anticipated in the month of October, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The Commerce Department said wholesale inventories advanced by 0.8 percent in October.

consumer-120718.jpg A preliminary report released by the University of Michigan on Friday showed U.S. consumer sentiment has held steady in the month of December. The report said the consumer sentiment index for December came in at 97.5, unchanged from the final November reading.

Eurozone's economic growth rate halved in the third quarter as estimated initially, latest figures from the Eurostat showed on Friday. Gross domestic product grew 0.2 percent from the second quarter, when it increased 0.4 percent. The year-on-year growth rate was revised down to 1.6 percent from...

Denmark's industrial production rose in October, after decreasing in September, data from Statistics Denmark showed Friday. Industrial production rose 1.0 percent month-on-month in October following a 0.4 percent slump in September. In August, output rose 0.4 percent. Intermediate goods production...

nonfarm-payroll-120718.jpg After reporting strong job growth in the previous month, the Labor Department released a report Friday morning showing employment in the U.S. increased by much less than expected in the month of November. The report said non-farm payroll employment rose by 155,000 jobs.

Norway's manufacturing output increased in October, after a slump in the previous month, figures from the Statistics Norway showed on Friday. Manufacturing output grew 1.7 percent month-on-month following a 0.7 percent decline in September. The overall industrial output rose 2.3 percent in October...

Estonia's consumer price inflation eased in the month of November for the first time in four months, data from Statistics Estonia showed on Friday. Inflation fell to 3.4 percent in November from 4.4 percent in October, which was the highest since early 2012. In September, inflation was 3.7 percent....

After reporting strong job growth in the previous month, the Labor Department released a report Friday morning showing employment in the U.S. increased by much less than expected in the month of November. The report said non-farm payroll employment rose by 155,000 jobs.

germanindustrial-dec07.jpg Germany's industrial production in October unexpectedly dropped for the first time in three months, suggesting that manufacturing is yet to recover from a slowdown despite some improvement in demand. Industrial production dropped 0.5 percent from September, when they grew 0.1 percent, revised from 0.2 percent, preliminary figures from the Federal Statistical Office showed on Friday.

bankofengland-sep13_07dec18.jpg UK inflation expectations for the coming year rose to their highest level in five years, survey data from the Bank of England showed on Friday. Median expectations of the rate of inflation over the coming year were 3.2 percent, compared to 3.0 percent in August, the results of the quarterly Bank of England/TNS Inflation Attitudes Survey showed.

ukhouse-nov01_07dec18.jpg UK house price inflation slowed more-than-expected in November to its lowest level since December 2012, figures the Lloyds Banking Group subsidiary Halifax showed on Friday. The house price index rose 0.3 percent year-on-year in the three months to November, after a 1.5 percent increase in the three months to October. Economists had expected 1 percent growth.

Germany's industrial production decreased for the first time in three months in October, defying expectations for a modest increase, amid a decline in consumer goods output, preliminary figures from the Federal Statistical Office showed on Friday. Industrial production dropped 0.5 percent from September,...

The average of household spending in Japan was down 0.3 percent on year in October, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - coming in at 290,396 yen. That missed expectations for an increase of 1.1 percent following the 1.6 percent decline in September. The average...

The construction sector in Australia continued to contract in November, the latest survey from the Australian Industry Group showed on Friday with a Performance of Construction Index score of 44.5. That's down from 46.4, and it moves further beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

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