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EURUSD1-042916.jpg The dollar is adding to yesterday's losses against the Euro and the Japanese Yen following the release of some weaker than expected U.S. economic data this morning. Consumer sentiment, personal spending and the Chicago PMI all fell short of expectations. The buck took a significant hit yesterday after...

CONSUMER-RETAIL_29Apr16.jpg Reflecting weakening expectations for future growth, the University of Michigan released a report on Friday showing that U.S. consumer sentiment deteriorated by more than previously estimated in April. The report said the final reading on the consumer sentiment index for April came in at 89.0.

ChicagoPMI-042916.jpg Indicating a slow start to the second quarter, MNI Indicators released a report on Friday showing that growth in Chicago-area business activity slowed by much more than expected in the month of April. MNI Indicators said its Chicago business barometer slumped to 50.4 in April.

PersonalSavingsRate-042916.jpg With personal income rising faster than personal spending, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that the U.S. personal savings rate jumped to its highest level in over a year in the month of March.

EurozoneGDP-042916.jpg Euro area economic growth doubled in the first quarter weathering fears of a global slowdown and the jobless rate declined for the first time in three months in March to its lowest level in four-and-a-half years. Nonetheless, Eurozone relapsed into deflation in April on negative contributions from oil prices. Gross domestic product climbed 0.6 percent from the prior quarter.

EEP3-091614_29Apr16.jpg Quarterly national accounts, unemployment and consumer prices are due from Eurozone on Friday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news.

USDJPY-042816.jpg The dollar is trading sharply lower against the Japanese Yen Thursday afternoon, after the Bank of Japan shocked the markets. The Bank of Japan refrained from expanding its monetary stimulus defying expectations for some actions and kept its negative interest rate unchanged. The Bank of Japan maintained...

JoblessClaims-042816.jpg After reporting U.S. initial jobless claims at their lowest level in over forty years in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that jobless claims rebounded in the week ended April 23rd. The report said initial jobless claims rose to 257,000.

GDPChart-042816.jpg Economic growth in the U.S. slowed by even more than economists had anticipated in the first quarter, the Commerce Department revealed in a report on Thursday. The report said gross domestic product rose by 0.5 percent in the first quarter compared to the 1.4 percent increase in the fourth quarter.

GermanUnemployment-042816.jpg German jobless claims declined unexpectedly in April and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at the lowest level since reunification, official data revealed Thursday. The number of unemployed declined by 16,000 in April from March to 2.706 million, the Federal Labor Agency said. Economists had expected it to remain flat after falling by 2,000.

EurozoneEconomicSentiment-042816.jpg Eurozone economic confidence improved more-than-expected in April after falling for three consecutive months to reach a one-year low level. The economic sentiment index rose to 103.9 from 103.0 in March, survey data from the European Commission showed Thursday. The measure was forecast to rise to 103.4.

Brexit-TS-042816.jpg With less than two months to go for the referendum to decide the fate of Britain's position in the European Union, "Brexit" talks are splashed across all media outlets to the point of tiring out readers/viewers. What will be the fallout of "Brexit" and how it will affect the rest of Europe? Read on to know more about the raging issue...

Bankofjapan-042816.jpg The Bank of Japan refrained from expanding its monetary stimulus defying expectations for some actions and kept its negative interest rate unchanged on Thursday. Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and his board members decided by an 8-1 majority vote to hold its target of raising the monetary base at an annual pace of about JPY 80 trillion.

EURJPY-042816.jpg The Japanese yen strengthened against the other major currencies in the Asian session on Thursday after the Bank of Japan refrained from raising its monetary stimulus and kept its negative interest rate unchanged. The policy board governed by Haruhiko Kuroda decided by an 8-1 majority vote to hold...

EEP17-011515_28Apr16.jpg Unemployment and consumer price figures from Germany are due on Thursday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news.

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