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NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg The total number of building permits in New Zealand issued in June declined a seasonally adjusted 4.1 percent on month, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - coming in at 2,042. That follows the flat monthly reading in May, and it also was up 2.0 percent on year. The actual value of building...

The dollar is climbing against its major competitors Wednesday afternoon, following the release of the Federal Reserve's statement. The Fed decided against raising interest rates, waiting for a bit more confirmation that the economy is on solid ground. Because there was no post-decision press conference...

PendingHomeSales-072915.jpg Pending home sales in the U.S. unexpectedly decreased in the month of June, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday, with pending sales pulling back off a nine-year high.

GFK-072915.jpg German consumer morale is set to stabilize in August as income expectations improved further from record level on strong domestic fundamentals, survey data from market research group GfK revealed Wednesday. Nonetheless, consumers assumed that the solution reached in the Greece debt dispute will have negative consequences on the economy.

EEP1-091614_29Jul15.jpg Consumer confidence from Germany and France are due on Wednesday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news.

eurusd-072815.jpg The dollar is turning in a mixed performance against its major competitors Tuesday, but is overall little changed. Investors are awaiting Wednesday's announcement from the Federal Reserve, after the central bank wraps up its 2-day policy meeting. Many analysts expecting the Fed to hint at a rate hike...

consumerconfidence-072815.jpg Confidence among U.S. consumers has seen a substantial deterioration in the month of July, according to a report released by the Conference Board on Tuesday. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index tumbled to 90.9 in July from a downwardly revised 99.8 in June.

homesales-030411_28Jul15.jpg With home prices in major U.S. metropolitan areas unexpectedly showing a monthly decrease in May, Standard & Poor's released a report on Tuesday showing that the annual rate of price growth during the month came in well below economist estimates.

UK-GDP-072815.jpg U.K. economic growth accelerated in the second quarter driven by an improvement in services output, which has again fueled debate over the timing of the interest rate hike. Gross domestic product grew 0.7 percent sequentially, in line with forecast, following a 0.4 percent rise in the first quarter, preliminary estimate from the Office for National Statistics showed Tuesday.

EEP4-091614_28Jul15.jpg GDP data from the U.K. is the major report due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

eurusd-072715.jpg The dollar is losing ground against all of its major competitors at the beginning of the week. Investors are playing it cautious ahead of this week's Federal Reserve policy meeting. A very weak performance by the Chinese stock market today also has investors on edge. The Fed is widely expected to...

DurableGoodsOrders-072715.jpg After reporting a sharp drop in new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Monday showing that orders rebounded strongly in the month of June.

GermanIFO-072715.jpg Germany's business morale unexpectedly improved in July after concerns due to the uncertainty regarding Greece and its future in euro eased, results of a key survey revealed Monday. The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry rose to 108 from June's revised 107.5, a four month-low. Economists had expected the measure to edge up a point from June's 107.4 original score.

EURUSD2-072415.jpg The dollar was up against its major competitors early Friday, but reversed direction after the release of the disappointing new home sales report for June. The U.S. currency has pulled back to nearly flat on the day. New home sales in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a sharp pullback in the month of June,...

NewHomeSales-072415.jpg New home sales in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a sharp pullback in the month of June, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday, with sales falling to their lowest level in seven months.

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