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First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits showed a slight increase in the week ended November 10th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

bankindonesia-nov15.jpg Indonesia's central bank hiked its key interest rate unexpectedly in November, after leaving unchanged in October following two hikes, as it tries to lower the country's current account deficit. The Board of Governors hiked the 7-day reverse repo by 25 basis points to 6 percent, Bank Indonesia said on Thursday.

philippinescentralbank-nov15.jpg The Philippines' central bank unexpectedly raised its key interest rate on Thursday for a fifth consecutive session, citing upside risks to the inflation outlook. The Monetary Board, led by Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr., raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 4.75 percent, the Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas said. Economists had expected the bank to leave rates unchanged.

ukretails-aug16_15nov18.jpg UK retail sales declined for a second straight month in October, defying expectations for an increase, amid a sharp decrease in sales of household goods, preliminary data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Thursday. Sales volume including automotive fuel dropped 0.5 percent from September, when they fell 0.4 percent, revised from a 0.8 percent slump.

Turkey's unemployment rate rose for a fifth straight month in August, preliminary data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Thursday. The jobless rate rose to 11.1 percent from 10.8 percent in July. Economists had expected a figure of 11.2 percent. A year ago, the rate was 10.6 percent....

The Philippines' central bank unexpected raised its key interest rate on Thursday. The Monetary Board raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 4.75 percent, the Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas said. Economists had expected the bank to leave rates unchanged. Policymakers decided to...

The pace of decline in EU new car registrations eased in October, data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, or ACEA, showed on Thursday. New car registration decreased by 7.3 percent year-on-year in October after a 23.5 percent slump in September. Registrations dropped for a second straight month and the pace of decline was the weakest since March.

preview-nov14_15nov18.jpg Europe is set for a relatively calm day on the economic data front on Thursday with major releases due being the UK retail sales and Eurozone trade data. The Office for National Statistics is set to release the UK retail sales data for October at 4.30 am ET. Sales excluding auto fuel are expected to rise 0.2 percent after a 0.8 percent fall in September.

The Netherlands' unemployment rate was unchanged in October, while employment continued to climb, preliminary data from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Thursday. The ILO jobless rate for people aged between 15 and 75 was 3.7 percent in October, unchanged from September. The rate was...

unemployment-021010.jpg The jobless rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.0 percent in October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That was unchanged from the September reading, although it was beneath expectations for 5.1 percent. The Australian economy added 32,800 jobs last month to...

The unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.0 percent in October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That was unchanged from the September reading, although it was beneath expectations for 5.1 percent. The Australian economy added 32,800 jobs last month...

Australia will on Thursday release October figures for unemployment, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The jobless rate is expected to come in at 5.1 percent, up from 5.0 percent in September. The Australian economy is tipped to have added 20,000 jobs last month following...

cpi-chart-111418.jpg Partly reflecting a jump in energy prices, the Labor Department released a report on Wednesday showing consumer prices in the U.S. increased in line with economist estimates in the month of October. The Labor Department said its consumer price index rose by 0.3 percent.

Partly reflecting a jump in energy prices, the Labor Department released a report on Wednesday showing consumer prices in the U.S. increased in line with economist estimates in the month of October.

Euro area economic growth halved in the third quarter, latest estimates from the Eurostat confirmed on Wednesday. Gross domestic product grew 0.2 percent from the second quarter, when the economy expanded 0.4 percent. On a year-on-year basis, GDP rose 1.7 percent in the third quarter following...

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