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japanindustry-032910.jpg Japan's manufacturing sector continued to expand at an accelerated pace in October, the latest survey from Markit Economics revealed in Thursday's preliminary reading with a PMI score of 52.8. That follows the reading of 51.7 in September. A score above 50 signals expansion in a sector, while a...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg Consumer prices in New Zealand advanced 0.3 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That was below expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent, although it did mark the third straight quarter at 0.3 percent growth. "Higher housing-related prices...

The dollar rose sharply versus the euro Wednesday amid signs of further strain in Europe's already fragile banking sector. A report from Spanish newswire EFE said as many as 11 banks from six different countries are about to fail the European Central Bank's comprehensive stress tests. The ECB...

USD-JPY-10214.jpg The U.S. dollar extended its early rally against most major counterparts on Wednesday, after consumer price inflation in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a modest increase in September, as the continued decline in energy prices were offset by higher prices for food and shelter. The Labor Department report...

CPI-102214.jpg Consumer prices in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a modest increase in the month of September, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday, with higher prices for food and shelter offsetting a continued decline in energy prices.

BoE-102214.jpg Bank of England policymakers decided to leave its key rate at a historic low of 0.50 percent in a split vote for the third straight time at the meeting held early this month as a majority of members noticed increased risks from slowing global economy, especially in euro area. Ian McCafferty and Martin Weale sought a quarter point hike in the bank rate, to 0.75 percent.

trade.jpg Consumer prices in Australia advanced 2.3 percent on year in the third quarter of 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. That was in line with expectations and down from 3.0 percent in the second quarter. Among the individual components of the survey, prices for alcohol and...

Japan posted a merchandise trade deficit of 958.3 billion yen in September, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday - remaining in the red for the 27th consecutive month. The headline figure missed forecasts for a shortfall of 780.0 billion yen following the 949.7 billion yen deficit in August. Exports...

The dollar was generally stronger Tuesday, pushing higher versus major European rivals on hopes the U.S. economy can withstand global headwinds. Upbeat corporate earnings and resiliency in the U.S. jobs market has renewed expectations the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates next spring, even...

ExistingHomeSales-102114.jpg Existing home sales in the U.S. increased by more than anticipated in the month of September, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Tuesday, with sales bouncing back to their highest level in a year.

China-GDP-102114.jpg The Chinese economy logged its weakest expansion since early 2009 in the third quarter as slowdown in investment, particularly in the property sector, continued to drag the recovery. Gross domestic product grew 7.3 percent in the third quarter from a year ago, slower than the 7.5 percent expansion seen a quarter ago, the National Bureau of Statistics reported Tuesday.

EEP-102114.jpg Public sector finance from the U.K. is the major report due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

RBA-100714.jpg Members of the Reserve Bank of Australia's monetary policy committee were satisfied with the depreciation of the Australian dollar, minutes from the bank's October 7 meeting revealed on Tuesday - but they'd like to see it go lower. Sinking commodity prices play a key role in the decline, the minutes...

The dollar was little changed on Friday, holding weekly losses against the euro and yen after a number of Federal Reserve officials said they preferred to hold down interest rates for the foreseeable future. St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard went even further Thursday, saying...

CONSUMER-RETAIL_17Oct14.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has unexpectedly improved in the month of October, according to a report released by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan on Friday.