Quarterly national accounts from the UK and flash consumer prices from euro area are due on Friday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news.
Final demand producer prices in Australia picked up 0.5 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2017, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday - unchanged from the previous quarter.
On a yearly basis, prices gained 1.3 percent after rising 0.7 percent in Q4.
The increases were...
Industrial production in South Korea advanced a seasonally adjusted 1.0 percent on month in March, Statistics Korea said on Friday.
That followed the 3.4 percent contraction in February.
On a yearly basis, industrial production climbed 3.0 percent after surging 6.6 percent in the previous month.
Industrial output in Japan skidded 2.1 percent on month in March, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in Friday's preliminary reading.
That missed forecasts for a fall of 0.8 percent following the 3.2 percent gain in February.
On a yearly basis, industrial production advanced 3.3 percent...
New Zealand posted a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$332 million in March, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday - representing 7.1 percent of exports.
The headline figure was shy of forecasts for a surplus of NZ$370 million following the NZ$18 million deficit in February.
Exports jumped NZ$446...
The dollar is turning in a mixed performance against its major rivals Thursday afternoon, but is little changed overall. The buck is paring its early gains against the Euro and the Japanese Yen and is down against the British pound. After a light day on the economic front yesterday, investors had three...
European Central Bank policymakers are confident that the euro area economic recovery is improving, while they assessed that inflationary pressures remain subdued, ECB President Mario Draghi said Thursday, damping speculation that the bank may start to wind down its massive stimulus later this year.
After reporting a sharp increase in U.S. pending home sales in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Thursday showing a pullback in pending sales in the month of March. NAR said its pending home sales index fell by 0.8 percent to 111.4 in March.
A report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday showed that new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods climbed by less than expected in the month of March. The Commerce Department said durable goods orders rose by 0.7 percent in March after jumping by a revised 2.3 percent in February.
First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased in the week ended April 22nd, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims climbed to 257,000, an increase of 14,000 from the previous week's revised level of 243,000.
The euro slipped against its major counterparts in the European session on Thursday, after the European Central Bank left its key interest rates and the amount of asset purchases unchanged, while signaling its willingness to boost stimulus if the economic outlook worsens.
The Governing Council, led...
The European Central Bank left its monetary policy unchanged for a ninth consecutive session on Thursday as policymakers likely assessed that it was too early to trigger speculation of a future tapering of the massive stimulus as uncertainties linger around both the economic and political outlooks.
Japan's central bank left its monetary policy unchanged on Thursday and policymakers upgraded the view on the economy as they raised the growth forecasts, expecting ultra low interest rates, fiscal stimulus and better demand from abroad to support above-potential expansion in future.
The European Central Bank is set to announce its interest rate decision on Thursday. The bank is widely expected to keep its key rates unchanged.
South Korea's gross domestic product expanded a seasonally adjusted annualized 0.9 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2017, the Bank of Korea said on Thursday.
That beat forecasts for an increase of 0.7 percent and was up from 0.5 percent in the three months prior.
Real gross domestic income...