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nahb-011619.jpg Homebuilder confidence in the U.S. has unexpectedly improved in the month of January, according to a report released by the National Association of Home Builders on Wednesday. The report said the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose to 58 in January.

import-export-011619.jpg Reflecting a continued nosedive in fuel prices, the Labor Department released a report on Wednesday showing another significant decrease in U.S. import prices in the month of December. The Labor Department said import prices fell by 1.0 percent.

ukinflation-aug15_16jan19.jpg UK consumer price growth slowed to its weakest level in nearly two years in December, driven by a big fall in fuel prices, offering some respite to Britons who are worried over their economic prospects amid the Brexit chaos. The consumer price inflation eased to 2.1 percent from 2.3 percent in November, figures from the Office for National Statistics showed on Wednesday.

Core machine orders in Japan were roughly flat on month, the Cabinet Office said on Wednesday. That was well shy of forecasts for an increase of 3.0 percent and down sharply from 7.6 percent in October. On a yearly basis, core machine orders added 0.8 percent, exceeding expectations for 0.2 percent...

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg Overall credit card spending in New Zealand fell a seasonally adjusted 1.9 percent on month in December, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. That missed forecasts for a decline of 0.7 percent following the 0.3 percent drop in November. Retail credit card spending sank 2.3 percent on month,...

Producer prices in Japan were down 0.6 percent on month in December, the Bank of Japan said on Wednesday - missing forecasts for a decline of 0.3 percent, which would have been unchanged from the previous month. On a yearly basis, producer prices were up 1.5 percent - shy of expectations for 1.8 percent...

Overall credit card spending in New Zealand was down 1.9 percent on month in December, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. That missed forecasts for a decline of 0.7 percent following the 0.3 percent drop in November. Retail credit card spending sank 2.3 percent on month, also shy of expectations...

Japan will on Wednesday release November numbers for core machine orders, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Core machine orders are predicted to rise 3.0 percent on month and 0.1 percent on year after jumping 7.6 percent on month and 4.5 percent on year in October. Japan...

empire-state-011519.jpg New York manufacturing activity grew at its slowest pace in over a year in the month of January, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Tuesday. The New York Fed said its general business conditions index slumped to 3.9 in January.

us-ppi-011519.jpg A report released by the Labor Department on Tuesday showed a modest decrease in U.S. producer prices in the month of December. The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand dipped by 0.2 percent in December after inching up by 0.1 percent in November.

germanypreview-aug14_15jan19.jpg Germany's economy grew for a ninth year in 2018 at the slowest pace in five years, largely driven by domestic demand, and likely avoided slipping into a technical recession in the third quarter. Gross domestic product rose a price-adjusted and chain-linked 1.5 percent from 2017, when it expanded 2.2 percent, preliminary data from the Federal Statistical Office showed on Tuesday.

eurozoneflag-aug23_15jan19.jpg Eurozone's merchandise trade surplus decreased strongly in November, as the growth in imports outpaced that of exports. The trade surplus fell to EUR 19 billion from EUR 23.4 billion in the same month last year, figures from the euro area statistical office Eurostat showed on Tuesday. Exports increased 1.9 percent year-on-year and imports rose 4.7 percent.

The M2 money stock in Japan was up 2.4 percent on year in December, the Bank of Japan said on Tuesday - coming in at 1,014.2 trillion yen. That was in line with expectations following the 2.3 percent gain in November. The M3 money stock climbed an annual 2.1 percent to 1,011.9 trillion yen - unchanged...

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg Food prices in New Zealand advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent on month in December, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday. Unadjusted, food prices were down 0.2 percent last month. In December, fruit and vegetable prices fell 1.1 percent (down 0.6 percent after seasonal adjustment) on...

Food prices in New Zealand were up a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent on month in December, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday. Unadjusted, food prices were down 0.2 percent last month. In December, fruit and vegetable prices fell 1.1 percent (down 0.6 percent after seasonal adjustment); meat,...

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