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AustraliaCentralBank-040715.jpg Members of the Reserve Bank of Australia's monetary policy board said that the monetary policy currently in place continues to be appropriate, minutes from the bank's April 7 meeting revealed on Tuesday. The members added that the Australian economy continues to grow slightly below trend, although...

The dollar is rising against all of its major competitors at the beginning of the new trading week. There has been little economic data to drive the direction of trading today and there will be little U.S. economic data released this week. Existing home sales are scheduled to be released on Wednesday,...

EY-ITEM-042015.jpg The U.K. economy will weather the election storm in relatively good shape, helped by 'noflation' and a strengthening Eurozone, and any interest rate increases will be off the agenda until spring 2016, the Ernst & Young's ITEM Club said in a report. The economy was forecast to grow 2.8 percent in 2015, but slightly weaker than the 2.9 percent expansion projected three months ago.

peoplesbankofchina-042015.jpg China's reserve requirement ratio reduction by 100 basis points announced Sunday was the biggest such cut since the financial crisis. The People's Bank of China lowered the amount set aside by banks as reserves to 18.5 percent effective Monday. This was the second reduction this year, an action taken after the economy logged its weakest growth in six years.

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg Consumer prices in New Zealand dipped 0.3 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2015, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday. That missed forecasts for a decline of 0.2 percent, which would have been unchanged from the previous three months. The last time the CPI showed two consecutive quarterly...

EURUSD2-041715.jpg The dollar is little changed overall in comparison to its major competitors Friday. On what has turned out to be a volatile trading session for equities, currencies have remained stable. U.S. economic data was mixed at the end of the trading week. While the Labor Department released a report on Friday...

LeadingIndicatorIndex-041715.jpg The Conference Board released a report Friday morning showing a continued increase by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of March, although the index rose by less than economists had expected.

CONSUMER-RETAIL_17Apr15.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has improved by more than expected in the month of April, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report showed that the preliminary reading on the consumer sentiment index for April came in at 95.9.

CPI-041715.jpg While the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing another modest increase in U.S. consumer prices in the month of March, prices rose by slightly less than economists had anticipated.

Ukunemployment-041715.jpg The U.K. unemployment rate fell to the lowest since 2008 and claimant count reached a 40-year low, labor market statistics released ahead of the General Elections showed Friday. The ILO jobless rate eased to 5.6 percent in three months to February from 5.8 percent in September to November, the Office for National Statistics said. The rate was the lowest since 2008 and matched economists' expecta

EEP06-011515_17Apr15.jpg Unemployment data from the U.K. and consumer prices from Eurozone are due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

singapore1-081009.jpg Non-oil domestic exports in Singapore climbed 18.5 percent on year in March, International Enterprise Singapore said on Friday. That follows the 9.7 percent contraction in February thanks to an expansion in both electronic and non-electronic NODX, the stats bureau said. On a seasonally adjusted...

EUR-USD-041615.jpg The dollar is extending its recent losses Thursday. However, the decrease is rather modest when you consider today's weaker than expected economic reports. Continuing the recent trend of disappointing data, weekly jobless claims unexpectedly climbed this morning and readings on both housing starts and...

Philadelphia-041615.jpg Growth in Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity has seen a modest acceleration in the month of April, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday. The Philly Fed said its diffusion index of current activity rose to 7.5 in April from 5.0 in March.

housingstarts-041615.jpg While the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing a rebound in new U.S. residential construction in the month of March, housing starts still came in well below economist estimates for the month.

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