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EURUSD1-090315.jpg The euro declined against its major rivals on Thursday, after the European Central Bank Chief Mario Draghi downgraded the growth and inflation forecasts for the euro area, while promising to expand stimulus measures to support weaker economic recovery. In his press conference following the ECB announcement,...

Draghi-090315.jpg The European Central Bank lowered the economic growth and inflation outlook for the euro area on Thursday, citing more downside risks that have emerged recently, and said that it was ready to extend its quantitative easing programme beyond the September 2016 deadline, if needed.

ISMNon-Manufacturing-090315.jpg After reporting a substantial acceleration in the pace of U.S. service sector growth in the previous month, the Institute for Supply Management released a report on Thursday showing a modest slowdown in the pace of growth in August.

Tradebalance-090315.jpg With the value of exports rising and the value of imports falling, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing a notably narrower U.S. trade deficit in the month of July. The report said the trade deficit narrowed to $41.9 billion in July from a revised $45.2 billion in June.

Joblesslclaims-090315.jpg A day ahead of tomorrow's monthly jobs report, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rose more than expected in the week ended August 29th.

ECBrates-090315.jpg The European Central Bank left its interest rates unchanged on Thursday as recent data suggest that economic recovery is continuing, albeit at a sluggish pace, while lower oil prices, stronger euro and the Chinese slowdown pose risks to the outlook. The Governing Council, led by ECB President Mario Draghi, kept the refinancing rate at a record low 0.05 percent, following the meeting in Frankfurt.

Ukservice-090315.jpg British services sector expanded at its weakest rate in over two years casting doubt about sustainability of economic growth into third quarter, a closely watched survey revealed Thursday. The services Purchasing Managers' Index dropped to 55.6, which was the weakest score since May 2013, survey results from Markit Economics and the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply showed.

IMF-090315.jpg The International Monetary Fund said strong mutual policy action is needed to lift growth, as transition in China and lower commodity prices pose downside risks to global economic outlook. "Risks are tilted to the downside, and a simultaneous realization of some of these risks would imply a much weaker outlook," the lender said in a note prepared ahead of the G-20 finance ministers meeting.

EEP22-011515_03Sep15.jpg Interest rate decision from the European Central Bank is due on Thursday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news.

trade.jpg Australia posted a seasonally adjusted merchandise trade deficit of A$2.46 billion in July, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - marking a 19 percent monthly gain. The headline figure topped expectations for a deficit of A$3.16 billion following the A$3.05 billion shortfall in the...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg The total value of all building work in New Zealand climbed a seasonally adjusted 1.6 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2015, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - coming in at NZ$4.061 billion. The headline figure topped expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent following the upwardly...

EURUSD2-090215.jpg The dollar is currently turning in a mixed performance Wednesday afternoon and is overall little changed on the day. The release of the Beige Book this afternoon has had no noticeable impact on the currency. Investors appear hesitant to take positions ahead of the release of the jobs report at the end...

Factoryorders-090215.jpg Partly reflecting a decrease in orders for non-durable goods, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that new orders for U.S. manufactured goods rose much less than expected in the month of July.

nonfarmproductivity-090215.jpg Labor productivity in the U.S. jumped by much more than previously estimated in the second quarter, the Labor Department revealed in a report on Wednesday. The report said labor productivity surged up by 3.3 percent in the second quarter.

ADPdata-090215.jpg Employment in the U.S. private sector saw a notable increase in the month of August, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday, although the pace of job growth fell short of economist estimates.

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