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China-GDP-101917.jpg China's economy expanded as expected in the third quarter but the pace of growth slowed marginally largely due to measures taken by the government to contain debt risks. Gross domestic product grew 6.8 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics reported Thursday.

Bank-of-Korea-040915.jpg The Bank of Korea's monetary policy board on Thursday voted to keep the nation's benchmark interest rate unchanged at the record low 1.25 percent for the 13th straight month. That followed last June's surprise rate cut by 25 basis points from 1.50 percent after 10 straight meetings without a move. "The...

unemployment-021010.jpg The unemployment rate in Australia was a seasonally adjusted 5.5 percent in September, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That beat forecasts for 5.6 percent, which would have been unchanged from the August reading. The Australian economy added 19,800 jobs to 12,290,200 in September,...

japanexports-112510.jpg Japan posted a merchandise trade surplus of 670.17 billion yen in September, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday. That beat forecasts for a surplus of 556.8 billion yen following the downwardly revised 112.6 billion yen surplus in August (originally 113.6 billion yen). Exports climbed 14.1...

EURUSD3-101817.jpg The dollar is turning in a mixed performance against its major rivals Wednesday afternoon, but remains little changed overall. The buck is down against its major European rivals, but is gaining ground against the Japanese Yen. The release of the Federal Reserve's Beige Book this afternoon has had...

Housingstarts-US-101817.jpg With Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disrupting new residential construction in the South, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing a substantial decrease in housing starts in the month of September. The Commerce Department said housing starts plunged by 4.7 percent.

unemployment-UK-101817.jpg The UK unemployment rate held steady at the lowest level since 1975 and the wage squeeze continued, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday. The ILO jobless rate came in at 4.3 percent in the three months to August, the lowest since 1975, and in line with expectations. In the same period of 2016, the rate was 5 percent.

Bank-of-Korea-040915.jpg Export prices in South Korea climbed 0.9 percent on month in September, the Bank of Korea said on Wednesday - accelerating from 0.6 percent in August. On a yearly basis, export prices climbed 10.9 percent, up slightly from 10.8 percent in the previous month. Individually, export prices for agricultural,...

EUR-USD4-101717.jpg The dollar is rising against its major European rivals Tuesday afternoon, but is paring its early gains against the Japanese Yen. Investors were encouraged by the release of some better than expected economic reports this morning, particularly the industrial production and homebuilder confidence numbers. U.S....

NAHB-MarketIndex-101717.jpg Homebuilder confidence in the U.S. has unexpectedly seen an improvement in the month of October, according to a report released by the National Association of Home Builders on Tuesday. The report said the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index surged up to 68 in October after dropping to 64 in September.

Industrialproduction-US-101717.jpg After reporting a notable decrease in U.S. industrial production in the previous month, the Federal Reserve released a report on Tuesday showing production rebounded by slightly more than expected in the month of September. The report said production rose by 0.3 percent in September after sliding by 0.7 percent in August.

ImportExport-US-101717.jpg U.S. import and export prices both increased by more than anticipated in the month of September, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Tuesday. The report said import prices climbed by 0.7 percent in September after rising by 0.6 percent in August.

CPI-UK-101717.jpg British consumer prices increased at the fastest pace in more than five years in September, led by a weaker pound, adding to the likelihood of a rate hike as early as the next month. Driven by food and transport prices, inflation rose to 3 percent in September from 2.9 percent in August, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Tuesday.

GermanZew-101717.jpg Germany's economic sentiment improved for a second straight month in October, thanks to positive growth figures, strong order books and further improvement in the outlook for exports, results of a key survey showed Tuesday.

EEP2-091614_17Oct17.jpg Inflation figures from the UK and economic confidence from Germany are due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

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