Consumer confidence survey results from Germany and France are due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.
The value of construction work done in Australia slipped a seasonally adjusted 2.4 percent on quarter in the first quarter or 2015, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - coming in at A$48.397 billion.
That missed expectations for a decline of 1.4 percent following the 0.2 percent...
The members of the Bank of Japan's monetary policy committee were satisfied that the current monetary policy stance remained appropriate, minutes from the bank's April 30 meeting revealed on Wednesday.
The underlying inflation trend was improving steadily, the minutes showed, although there was some...
The dollar is adding to its recent strength against its major competitors Tuesday morning. There was a large number of economic reports released this morning, following yesterday's Memorial Day holiday. A pair of housing reports exceeded expectations, while durable goods orders were in line with estimates.
Consumer confidence in the U.S. improved modestly in May after declining sharply in April, the Conference Board revealed in a report released on Tuesday. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index rose to 95.4 in May from a downwardly revised 94.3 in April.
Following the pullback seen in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing that U.S. new home sales rebounded by more than expected in the month of April.
Home prices in major U.S. metropolitan areas continued to show notable annual growth in the month of March, according to a report released by Standard & Poor's on Tuesday.
Largely reflecting a pullback in orders for transportation equipment, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing a modest decrease in new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods in the month of April.
Singapore's gross domestic product expanded 2.6 percent on year in the first quarter of 2015, the Ministry of Trade and Industry said in Tuesday's revision.
That's up from the April 14 preliminary reading that called for an increase of 2.1 percent, which would have been unchanged from the previous...
New Zealand posted a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$123 million in April, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday - representing 3.0 percent of exports.
The headline figure beat forecasts for a surplus of NZ$98 million following the NZ$631 million surplus in March.
Exports were down NZ$240 million...
Japan posted a merchandise trade deficit of 53.44 billion yen in April, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday.
The headline figure beat expectations for a deficit of 386.8 billion yen following the upwardly revised 50 billion yen surplus in March (originally 3.3 billion).
Exports climbed 8.0 percent...
The dollar is up sharply against its major rivals at the end of the trading week. The U.S. currency has received a boost from the U.S. inflation data released this morning, as well as comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen this afternoon.
Consumer prices in the U.S. rose in line with economist...
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi reiterated on Friday that euro area economic conditions have improved, indicating a cyclical recovery, and urged the region's governments to make progress on structural reform that is essential to sustain the momentum. "The economic outlook for the euro area is brighter today than it has been for seven long years," he said.
German business confidence weakened marginally from a 10-month high in May and the economy grew at a slower pace in the first quarter, as initially estimated, revealed two separate reports released Friday. The business confidence index fell less-than-expected to 108.5 in May from 108.6 in April, according to a survey by Munich-based Ifo Institute. This was the first fall in seven months but the i
Business confidence and detailed quarterly national accounts from Germany and public finance from the U.K. are due on Friday.