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trade.jpg Australia posted a seasonally adjusted merchandise trade deficit of A$1.256 billion in February, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That beat forecasts for a shortfall of A$1.30 billion following the A$980 million deficit in January. Exports were up 1.0 percent on month to A$27.874...

KoreanBank-04082010.jpg South Korea posted an unadjusted current account surplus of $6.44 billion in February, the Bank of Korea said on Thursday - following the $6.58 billion surplus in January. The goods account surplus widened from $6.69 billion the previous month to $7.32 billion. The services account deficit narrowed...

EURUSD2-040115.jpg The dollar gave back its early gains against all of its major competitors following the release of the weaker than expected private sector employment report Wednesday morning. The U.S. currency has continued to pull back following the release of the disappointing ISM manufacturing data. Private sector...

ConstructionSpending-040115.jpg After reporting a steep drop in U.S. construction spending in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that spending saw some further downside in the month of February.

ISM-pmi-040115.jpg Manufacturing activity in the U.S. saw continued growth in the month of March, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Wednesday, although the pace of growth slowed by more than anticipated.

EURUSD-040115.jpg The U.S. dollar gave up its early advance Wednesday, as U.S. private sector job growth slowed below 200,000 for the first time since January of last year, reigniting hopes that the Fed won't raise rates soon. Data released by payroll processor ADP showed that private sector employment climbed by 189,000...

ADPdata-040115.jpg Private sector job growth in the U.S. continued to slow in the month of March, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday. ADP said private sector employment climbed by 189,000 jobs in March following a slightly upwardly revised increase of 214,000 jobs in February.

UKmanufacturing-040115.jpg British manufacturing sector expanded at the fastest pace in eight months during March as orders and production growth gathered momentum. The Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 54.4 from 54 in February, which was revised down from 54.1, survey results from Markit Economics and the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply showed Wednesday.

EEP19-011515_01Apr15.jpg Purchasing Managers' survey results from Eurozone and other major economies are due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

china1-230913.jpg China's manufacturing sector slipped into contraction in March, the latest report from HSBC showed on Wednesday, with a PMI score of 49.6. That was higher than the preliminary reading of 49.2, although it was down from 50.7 in February. It also moved below the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates...

Japan-machinery-orders-04072011-1.jpg Japan's manufacturing sector decelerated in March but continued to expand, the latest survey from Markit Economics showed on Wednesday, with a PMI score of 50.3. That's down from 51.6 in February, although it remains barely above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. The...

foreximg-300413.jpg The manufacturing sector in South Korea slid into contraction in March, the latest purchasing managers' index from HSBC showed on Wednesday with a score of 49.2. That's down sharply from 51.1 in February, and it drops below the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. The...

JapanSentiments-040113.jpg An index measuring business sentiment in Japan was unchanged in the first quarter of 2015, the Bank of Japan revealed on Wednesday in its quarterly Tankan business survey. The large manufacturers' index came in with a score of 12, missing forecasts for 14, but unchanged from the third quarter. The...

EURUSD2-033115.jpg The dollar is currently turning in a mixed performance against its major competitors Tuesday. The U.S. currency is holding on to gains against the Euro, but is down slightly against both the pound sterling and the Japanese Yen. U.S. economic data was largely positive today, with consumer confidence and...

ConsumerConfidence-033115.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly rebounded in the month of March, the Conference Board revealed in a report on Tuesday, with the increase driven by an improved short-term outlook for both employment and income prospects.

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