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trade.jpg Export prices in Australia skidded 5.7 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2017, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That missed forecasts for a decline of 5.5 percent following the 8.8 percent gain in the previous three months. The fall was driven by lower prices received...

Bank-of-Korea-040915.jpg South Korea's gross domestic product gained a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent on quarter in the second three months of 2017, the Bank of Korea said in Thursday's preliminary reading. That was in line with expectations following the 1.1 percent gain in the first quarter. Real gross domestic income...

EUR-USD3-072617.jpg The dollar is losing ground against all of its major rivals Wednesday afternoon, after the Federal Reserve made no change to interest rates upon the conclusion of its 2-day policy meeting. The Federal Reserve still plans to raise interest rates again this year and will begin to unwind its bloated...

UKGDP-072617.jpg The UK economy expanded in the second quarter on services output, but the pace of overall growth remained weak, preliminary data published by the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday. Gross domestic product climbed 0.3 percent sequentially, slightly faster than the 0.2 percent expansion seen in the first three months of the year.

EEP21-011515_26Jul17.jpg Preliminary quarterly national accounts from the UK is due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

trade.jpg Consumer prices in Australia gained 0.2 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2017, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. That was shy of expectations for 0.4 percent and down from 0.5 percent in the three months prior. On a yearly basis, inflation was up 1.9 percent - also...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand posted a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$242 million in June, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday - representing 5.1 percent of exports. The headline figure beat expectations for a surplus of NZ$150 million following the NZ$$103 million surplus in May. Exports jumped NZ$454 million...

EUR-USD3-072517.jpg The dollar is turning in a mixed performance Tuesday afternoon, but is little changed overall. The buck is down slightly against its major European rivals following the release of the better than expected German business confidence report. The Federal Reserve began its two-day policy meeting this...

ConsumerConfidence-072517.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly improved in the month of July, according to a report released by the Conference Board on Tuesday. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index climbed to 121.1 in July from a revised 117.3 in June. Economists had expected the index to drop to...

Germanbusinessconf-072517.jpg German business confidence strengthened further to a fresh record high in July as companies became more satisfied with their current situation amid the improving business outlook. The business confidence index rose to 116 in July from a revised 115.2 in June, survey data from the Ifo Institute showed Tuesday. The score was forecast to fall to 114.9.

EEP19-011515_25Jul17.jpg Business confidence data from Germany is due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

BankofJapan1-061617.jpg Members of the Bank of Japan's Monetary Policy Board said that the country's economic recovery continues to show progress, and figures to continue to do so, minutes from the bank's June 15-16 meeting revealed on Tuesday. "Domestic demand is likely to follow an uptrend, with a virtuous cycle from income...

EUR-USD2-072417.jpg The dollar is turning in a mixed performance against its major rivals Monday afternoon, but is little changed overall. Investors are in a cautious mood ahead of Wednesday's policy decision from the Federal Reserve. The Fed will kick off its 2-day policy meeting on Tuesday. The central bank is widely...

ExistingHomeSales-072417.jpg With low supply muting overall activity, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Monday showing a bigger than expected drop in existing home sales in the month of June. NAR said existing home sales slumped by 1.8 percent to an annual rate of 5.52 million in June from 5.62 million...

EuroPMI-072417.jpg Eurozone private sector started the third quarter on a solid footing, but the pace of growth slowed for the second successive month in July, largely due to the moderation in the manufacturing sector. The composite output index fell to a 6-month low of 55.8 in July from 56.3 in June, flash data from IHS Markit showed Monday. The reading was expected to drop marginally to 56.2.

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