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Japan-machinery-orders-04072011-1.jpg Industrial production in Japan was up 4.0 percent on month in January, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Friday. That beat forecasts for an increase of 2.7 percent following the 0.8 percent increase in December. On a yearly basis, industrial production dipped 2.0 percent - but...

EURUSD-022615.jpg The dollar is gaining ground against all of its major competitors Thursday, following the release of some better than expected economic data. Durable goods orders topped expectations and to the bigger than expected decrease in consumer prices reflected the steepest monthly drop by the consumer price...

DurableGoodsOrders-022615.jpg Reflecting a notable rebound in orders for transportation equipment, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing that U.S. durable goods orders increased by much more than expected in the month of January.

CPI-022615.jpg With energy prices showing another substantial decrease, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that U.S. consumer prices fell by slightly more than expected in the month of January.

JoblessClaims-022615.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rose by much more than expected in the week ended February 21st, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims jumped to 313,000.

ECB-022615.jpg Eurozone money supply growth accelerated for a third straight month in January to its fastest pace in nearly six years and loans to the private sector fell at a modest pace, signaling revival in euro area bank lending. M3, the broad measure of money supply, grew at 4.1 percent year-on-year in January, which was the fastest pace since April 2009, when it rose 4.8 percent.

EurozoneEconomicConfidence-022615.jpg Eurozone economic confidence strengthened to a 7-month high in February as optimism developed after the announcement of the bond purchase program by the European Central Bank more than offset concerns about Greece funding and the future course of action. Elsewhere, data from the ECB revealed that loans to the private sector fell at a modest pace in January.

GermanGFK-022615.jpg German consumer confidence is set to rise to its highest level since October 2001 as consumer optimism turned stronger underpinned by upward trend in economic expectations, data from a survey by market research group GfK showed Thursday. The forward-looking consumer confidence index rose more-than-expected to 9.7 in March from 9.3 in February.

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand posted a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$56 million in January, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - representing 1.5 percent of exports. That topped expectations for a deficit of NZ$158 million following the downwardly revised NZ$195 million shortfall in December (originally -NZ$159...

EURUSD-022515.jpg The dollar is little changed overall again on Wednesday, much like the performance of the previous session. Investors remained on the sidelines today as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivered her second day of testimony before Congress. Yellen's prepared remarks were identical to those she delivered...

newhmesls-022515.jpg Following a recent string of largely disappointing housing data, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that U.S. new home sales came in well above economist estimates in the month of January.

FrenchConsumerConfidence-022515.jpg France's consumer confidence rose to a near three-year high in February, signaling that the economy is creeping to a strong recovery after undergoing a slowdown at the end of 2014. The consumer confidence index rose to 92 in February from 90 in January, survey data from statistical office Insee showed Wednesday. This was the highest level since May 2012, when it was also 92.

JohnTsang-022515.jpg Hong Kong's Financial Secretary John Tsang presented the 2015-16 budget on Wednesday, unveiling HK$34 billion ($4.4 billion) worth of measures to offset the impact of the pro-democracy Occupy Central movement on economic confidence. "Prolonged political bickering is detrimental to public administration and the international image of Hong Kong as a stable, law-abiding and efficient city."

china1-230913.jpg China's manufacturing sector rebounded unexpectedly in February as the PMI rose to its highest level in four months, flash figures from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The HSBC flash manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to a four-month high of 50.1 in February from 49.7 in January. Economists expected the index to come in at 49.5.

china1-230913.jpg China's manufacturing sector rebounded unexpectedly in February, flash figures from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to a four-month high of 50.1 in February from 49.7 in January. Economists expected the index to come in at 49.5. The...

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