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BOJ-072916.jpg Members of the Bank of Japan's Monetary Policy Board said that the county's economy is continuing to rebound, minutes from the bank's July 28-29 meeting revealed on Tuesday. Considerable price uncertainty remains, the members noted, with the inflation outlook remaining slightly negative thanks to...

USD-JPY2-092616.jpg The dollar is trading slightly lower against all of its major rivals Monday afternoon. Economic data was on the light side at the start of the new trading week, so investors are largely reacting to some statements from central bankers. The Bank of Japan is willing to use every possible tool, if necessary,...

NewHomeSales-092616.jpg After reporting a substantial increase in U.S. new home sales in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Monday showing a sharp pullback in new home sales in the month of August. The report said new home sales tumbled by 7.6 percent to an annual rate of 609,000 in August after surging up by 13.8 percent to a revised 659,000 in July.

germanIFO-092616.jpg German business sentiment improved strongly to its highest level in more than two years in September, recovering from a fall in the previous month, as better optimism prompted companies to look forward to a 'golden autumn', results of a key survey showed Monday.

Kuroda-BOJ-092616.jpg The Bank of Japan is set to continue the pace of increase in its government bond purchases more or less at at the current pace, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said Monday. Nonetheless, it is anticipated that the pace may fluctuate to some extent, either upward or downward, in order to achieve yield curve control, he told business leaders in Osaka.

EEP5-091614_26Sep16.jpg Business confidence data from Germany is due on Monday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand posted a merchandise trade deficit of NZ$1.265 billion in August, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday - representing 37 percent of exports. The headline figure missed forecasts for a shortfall of NZ$735 million following the NZ$433 million deficit in July. Exports were worth NZ$3.39...

eurusd1-092316.jpg The dollar is turning in a mixed performance Friday afternoon, on a light data session. The buck is down against the Euro, but is gaining ground against the British pound and the Japanese Yen. There was no U.S. economic data to drive the direction of trade at the end of the trading week. However,...

EurozonePMI-092316.jpg Eurozone private sector grew at the slowest pace in 20 months in September as services activity expanded the least since the end of 2014, while manufacturing gained strength. The flash composite output index slid to 52.6 in September from 52.9 in August, data from Markit showed Friday.

EEP2-091614_23Sep16.jpg Flash Purchasing managers' survey from euro area is due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

eurusd1-092216.jpg The decision by the Federal Reserve to maintain interest rates yesterday afternoon triggered a weakening of the U.S. currency. However, the dollar is paring its early losses against both the Euro and the British pound Thursday afternoon and is attempting to rebound against the Japanese Yen. The vote...

LeadingIndicatorIndex-092216.jpg A reading on leading U.S. economic indicators unexpectedly saw a modest decrease in the month of August, the Conference Board revealed in a report on Thursday. The Conference Board said its leading economic index edged down by 0.2 percent in August after climbing by an upwardly revised 0.5 percent in July.

ExistingHomeSales-092216.jpg Despite mortgage rates near record lows, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Thursday showing an unexpected decrease in U.S. existing home sales in the month of August. The report said existing home sales slid 0.9 percent to an annual rate of 5.33 million in August.

JoblessClaims-092216.jpg After reporting only slight shifts in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits over the past few weeks, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that initial jobless claims unexpectedly dropped to a two-month low in the week ended September 17th.

EEP10-011515_22Sep16.jpg Business confidence from France is due on Thursday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news.

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