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The dollar rose to its highest levels of 2014 versus a basket a major rivals on Friday, as traders sifted through a mixed pile of U.S. economic data. Safe haven currencies like the dollar and yen performed well this week amid a rout in global equities and renewed concerns about the European banking...

ConstructionSpending-080114.jpg With spending on public construction showing a substantial decrease, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that U.S. construction spending unexpectedly saw a sharp drop in the month of June.

ISM-PMI-080114.jpg Activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded at a notably faster rate in the month of July, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Friday, with the index of activity in the sector climbing to a three-year high.

consumerspending-080114.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. deteriorated by less than previously estimated in the month of July, according to a report released by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan on Friday.

EURUSD2-080114.jpg The U.S. dollar slipped against its major opponents on Friday, as the U.S. jobs data for July fell short of expectations, raising hopes that the U.S. Federal Reserve may keep its accommodative monetary policy stance for sometime. The report released by the Labor Department showed that U.S. jobs growth...

PersonalIncome-080114.jpg Personal income and spending in the U.S. both increased in line with economist estimates in the month of June, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday.

NonfarmPayroll-080114.jpg After reporting a sharp jump in U.S. employment in the previous month, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing that employment rose by less than expected in the month of July. The report said non-farm payroll employment increased by 209,000 jobs in July.

UKManufacturing-080114.jpg British manufacturing sector logged its weakest growth in a year in July as growth in output and new orders eased from June, the results of a survey by Markit Economics and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply showed Friday. The Makit/CIPS manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 55.4 in July from a revised 57.2 in June.

The Swiss franc advanced against the other major currencies on Friday's European session, as European stocks slipped on caution ahead of U.S. jobs data for July, due today. Economists expect an addition of 230,000 jobs in July, after an increase of 288,000 jobs last month. Unemployment rate is seen...

IndiaFlag-080114.jpg India's manufacturing activity improved for the ninth straight month to a 17-month peak in July as companies scaled up production, survey data compiled by Markit Economics showed Friday. The HSBC manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to a 17-month high of 53 in July from 51.5 in June. A score above 50 indicates expansion in the sector.

china1-230913.jpg The manufacturing sector in China expanded at an accelerated pace in July, the latest PMI from HSBC and Markit Economics revealed on Friday - coming in with an 18-month high score of 51.7. That's actually lower than last week's flash estimate score of 52.0, which is what analysts were expecting today....

retail-090312.jpg Final demand producer prices climbed 2.3 percent on year in the second quarter of 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday - slowing from the 2.5 percent increase in the previous three months. On a quarterly sequential basis, final demand producer prices dipped 0.1 percent after climbing...

foreximg-300413.jpg The manufacturing sector in South Korea continued to contract in July, albeit at a slower pace, the latest survey from Markit Economics revealed on Friday with a PMI score of 49.3. That's up from 48.4 in June, although it remains below the boom-or-bust score of 50 that separates expansion from contraction....

The dollar leveled off from recent gains against European rivals on Thursday, as traders continued to weigh yesterday's remarks from the Federal Reserve. The Fed maintained its current monetary policy and offered a mixed assessment of the labor market despite a significant drop in the U.S. unemployment...

ChicagoPMI-073114.jpg Chicago-area business activity unexpectedly grew at a substantially slower rate in the month of July, according to a report released by MNI Indicators on Thursday, with the business barometer falling to its lowest level in a year.