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SwissGDP-030315.jpg Switzerland's economy grew more-than-expected in the fourth quarter with momentum underpinned by domestic spending and foreign demand for goods, data from the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product advanced 0.6 percent from the third quarter, when it rose a revised 0.7 percent. Economists had forecast the growth rate to ease to 0.3 percent.

EEP-030315.jpg Retail sales from Germany and producer prices from Eurozone are the major economic reports due on Tuesday.

RBA-030215.jpg The Reserve Bank of Australia decided to leave its cash rate unchanged at its March meeting, belying expectations for a back-to-back rate cut. The monetary policy board maintained the cash rate at 2.25 percent after lowering it by 25 basis points last month. Some economists had expected the bank to lower rates further this month.

AUD-USD-030215.jpg The Australian dollar strengthened against the other major currencies in the Asian session on Tuesday following Reserve Bank of Australia's decision to leave its cash rate unchanged at its March meeting. The monetary policy board maintained the cash rate at 2.25 percent after lowering it by 25 basis...

trade.jpg Australia posted a seasonally adjusted current account deficit of A$9.588 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday - which marked a 21 percent gain on the previous quarter. The headline figure beat forecasts for a shortfall of A$11.0 billion following...

eurusd-030215.jpg The dollar is gaining ground against both the pound sterling and the Japanese Yen at the start of the new trading week, but is little changed in comparison to the Euro. U.S. economic data proved largely disappointing this morning. Consumer spending and personal income were slightly lower than anticipated...

RBI-030215.jpg India's government and the central bank have agreed on a revamp of the monetary policy framework to place focus on inflation, a historic move for the economy as policymakers gear up for stronger growth momentum in coming years. The agreement, dated February 20, states that the inflation target "for financial year 2016-17 and all subsequent years shall be 4% with a band of plus or minus 2%.

EurozoneInflation-JoblessRate-030215.jpg Eurozone inflation remained negative for the third straight month in February due to falling energy prices. Nonetheless, the rate of decline in overall prices slowed more than expected, diluting fears of deepening deflation even before the European Central Bank practically starts bond purchase this month. The unemployment rate in the 19-nation currency bloc reached its lowest since April 2012.

Chinaflag-030215.jpg Chinese policymakers are likely to show willingness to further boost economic growth, after recent economic indicators signaled moderation in activity, at the annual legislative session starting this week. The People's Bank of China reduced its benchmark rate by a quarter point in a surprise move on Saturday.

EuropeanEconomicsPreview-030215.jpg Flash inflation, unemployment and final manufacturing Purchasing Managers' survey from euro area are due on Monday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news.

china1-230913.jpg The manufacturing sector is China expanded at a faster pace than originally reported in February, the latest survey from HSBC said on Monday with a revised PMI reading of 50.7. That's up from 49.7 in January, and it was even higher than last month's flash estimate of 50.1 - and it moves even further...

foreximg-300413.jpg The manufacturing sector in South Korea expanded at a steady pace in February, the latest survey from Markit Economics revealed on Monday, with a performance of manufacturing index score of 51.1. That was unchanged from the January reading, which was the highest score since April 2013. It also...

KoreanBank-04082010.jpg South Korea posted an unadjusted current account surplus of $6.94 billion in January, the Bank of Korea said on Monday. That follows the downwardly revised $7.02 billion surplus in December (originally $7.66 billion). The goods account surplus narrowed to $7.09 billion from $8.32 billion in the...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand's merchandise terms of trade slipped 1.9 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday - falling for the second straight quarter after six consecutive quarters of gain. That beat expectations for a contraction of 2.3 percent following the 4.4 percent...

eurusd-022715.jpg The dollar is currently rising against the Euro and the Japanese Yen Friday afternoon, but is losing ground against the pound sterling. There were a number of U.S. economic reports released this morning, the results of which proved mixed. Economic growth slowed by even more than previously estimated...

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