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EUR-USD3-011317.jpg The dollar is turning in a mixed performance against its major rivals Friday afternoon. However, the U.S. currency is little changed ahead of the long holiday weekend. Markets in the U.S. will be closed for Martin Luther King day on Monday. Investors were hit by a flurry of economic data Friday morning,...

BusinessInventories-011317.jpg Reflecting rebounds in retail and wholesale inventories, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that U.S. business inventories increased by more than expected in the month of November. The Commerce Department said business inventories climbed by 0.7 percent in November.

CONSUMER-RETAIL_13Jan17.jpg With consumer expectations seeing a slight deterioration, the University of Michigan released a report on Friday unexpectedly showing a modest drop in U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of January. The consumer sentiment index edged down to 98.1 in January from 98.2 in December.

producerpriceindx-011317.jpg U.S. producer price growth came in line with economist estimates in the month of December, the Labor Department revealed in a report on Friday. The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand rose by 0.3 percent in December after climbing by 0.4 percent in November.

Retailsales-011317.jpg Retail sales in the U.S. increased by slightly less than expected in the month of December, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The Commerce Department said retail sales climbed by 0.6 percent in December after edging up by a revised 0.2 percent in November.

China-trade-011317.jpg China exports declined more-than-expected at the end of the year on subdued global demand, while imports growth exceeded expectations, official data revealed Friday. Exports fell 6.1 percent annually in December, data from the General Administration of Customs revealed, which was much faster than the 3.8 percent decline economists had expected.

Bank-of-Korea-040915.jpg The Bank of Korea's monetary policy board on Thursday decided to hold the nation's benchmark interest rate steady at the record low 1.25 percent for the seventh straight month. That followed June's surprise rate cut by 25 basis points from 1.50 percent after 10 straight meetings without a move. "The...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg The total value of overall credit card spending in New Zealand was roughly flat on a seasonally adjusted basis in December, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday. That followed the 0.3 percent contraction in November. Retail credit card spending was up 0.1 percent on month, missing forecasts for...

EUR-USD4-011217.jpg The dollar got off to a weak start Thursday, extending losses from yesterday afternoon. The weakness was triggered by Wednesday's press conference by President-elect Donald Trump. Some of Trump's comments made the investing community nervous and some were disappointed that he did not provide any details...

ECB-011217.jpg European Central Bank policymakers were not united in the decision to extend asset purchases in the December session with those having reservations about the stimulus measure opposing prolonging it, suggesting that the split may widen as inflation accelerates in the 19-nation economy.

Import-ExportPrices-011217.jpg While fuel prices showed a substantial rebound, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that U.S. import prices rose by less than expected in the month of December. The Labor Department said import prices climbed by 0.4 percent in December after edging down by a revised 0.2 percent in November.

JoblessClaims-011217.jpg After reporting a notable decrease in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits over the two previous weeks, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing a modest rebound in initial jobless claims in the week ended January 7th.

germanGDP-011217.jpg The German economy expanded at the fastest pace in five years in 2016 on robust domestic demand amid weak trade, data published by Destatis showed Thursday. Gross domestic product grew 1.9 percent last year after expanding 1.7 percent in 2015. This was the fastest expansion since 2011, when the biggest euro area economy grew 3.7 percent.

EEP22-011515_12Jan17.jpg The minutes of the monetary policy meeting of the European Central Bank is due on Thursday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

japanexports-112510.jpg Japan posted a current account surplus of 1.415 trillion yen in November, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday - climbing 28.0 percent on year. The headline figure was shy of expectations for a surplus of 1.460 trillion yen and down from 1.719 trillion yen in October. The trade balance showed...

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