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trade.jpg Australia posted a current account deficit of A$19.033 billion in the second quarter of 2015, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday - down 41 percent on year. That missed expectations for a shortfall of A$15.9 billion following the downwardly revised A$13.501 billion deficit in the first...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand's merchandise terms of trade jumped 1.3 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2015, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday. That beat forecasts for a decline of 2.5 percent following the downwardly revised 1.4 percent increase in the first quarter (originally 1.5 percent). Export...

EUR-USD-083115.jpg The dollar is posting modest gains against all of its major competitors at the start of the new trading week. The mood among investors could best be described as cautious Monday. Renewed concerns over China has investors on edge and traders are also preparing for a potential increase in U.S. interest...

IndiaGDP-083115.jpg The Indian economy maintained its robust growth in the three months to June, though the pace of expansion eased more-than-expected, adding pressure on the government to press ahead with reforms, and strengthened calls for policy easing. Gross domestic product rose 7 percent year-on-year, preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Monday.

ChicagoPMI-083115.jpg Business activity in the Chicago area unexpectedly grew at a slower rate in the month of August, according to a report released by MNI Indicators on Monday. MNI Indicators said its Chicago business barometer dipped to 54.4 in August from 54.7 in July.

euroinflation-083115.jpg Eurozone inflation remained unchanged at a very low level in August as further fall in oil prices curbed its ability to move upward. Inflation came in at 0.2 percent in August, the same rate as seen in July and June, preliminary data from Eurostat showed Monday. It was forecast to ease to 0.1 percent. Inflation remains below the European Central Bank's target of 'below, but close to, 2 percent.'

German-Retail-Sales-083115.jpg  Germany's retail sales rebounded in July to grow at the fastest pace in nine months, signaling that consumer spending boosted economic growth at the start of the third quarter. Retail sales advanced 1.4 percent on a monthly basis in July, Destatis reported Monday. This was the fastest growth since October 2014, when sales climbed 1.8 percent.

EEP22-011515_31Aug15.jpg Flash inflation from euro area and retail sales from Germany are the major reports due on Monday.

trade.jpg Company gross operating profits declined a seasonally adjusted 1.9 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2015, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Monday. That beat expectations for a decline of 2.0 percent following the 0.3 percent contraction in the three months prior. On a yearly...

Japan-machinery-orders-04072011-1.jpg Industrial output in Japan dipped a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent on month in July, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Monday. That missed expectations for an increase of 0.1 percent following the 1.1 percent increase in June. On a yearly basis, industrial output advanced 0.2...

foreximg-300413.jpg Industrial production in South Korea was down 0.5 percent on month in July, Statistics Korea said on Monday. That was shy of expectations for a decline of 0.1 percent following the upwardly revised 2.5 percent jump in June (originally 2.3 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial production slipped...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg The total number of new building permits issued in New Zealand surged a seasonally adjusted 20.4 percent in July, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday - coming in at 2,824. That follows the 4.1 percent contraction in June. "This was the highest number of new dwellings consented in a month since...

eurusd-082815.jpg The dollar is trading modestly higher against all of its major competitors on Friday, extending its gains from the previous three sessions. U.S. economic data was largely weaker than expected at the end of the week. Readings on personal spending and consumer sentiment were both disappointing. Investors...

Consumer-082815.jpg Potentially reflecting the recent sell-off on Wall Street, the University of Michigan released a report on Friday showing a bigger than previously estimated drop in U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of August.

PersonalIncome-082815.jpg While the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that U.S. personal income increased in line with economist estimates in the month of July, the report also showed that personal spending rose by slightly less than expected.

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