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CONSUMER-RETAIL_24Feb17.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. pulled back by less than initially estimated in the month of February, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report said the consumer sentiment index for February was upwardly revised to 96.3 from a preliminary reading of 95.7.

newhomesales-022417.jpg After reporting a steep drop in U.S. new home sales in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that new home sales rebounded in the month of January. The report said new home sales climbed by 3.7 percent to an annual rate of 555,000.

Singapore will on Friday release January figures for industrial production, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Output is expected to gain 2.8 percent on month and 7.5 percent on year after spiking 6.4 percent on month and 21.3 percent on year in December. Taiwan will see...

joblessclaims-022317.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits saw a modest increase in the week ended February 18th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims rose to 244,000, an increase of 6,000 from the previous week's revised level of 238,000.

GermanGDP-QoQ-022317.jpg Germany's economic growth accelerated, as initially estimated in the fourth quarter on robust domestic demand. However, a consumer confidence survey signaled a slowdown in spending this year as rising inflation and changes in the U.S. administration weigh on income and economic expectations. Gross domestic product grew 0.4 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter.

Private capital expenditure in Australia was down a seasonally adjusted 2.1 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - coming in at A$27.579 billion. The headline figure missed expectations for a fall of 0.5 percent following the 4.0 percent...

Corporate service prices in Japan were up 0.5 percent on year in January, the Bank of Japan said on Thursday. That was in line with expectations and unchanged from the December reading following an upward revision from 0.4 percent. On a monthly basis, prices were down 0.5 percent following the...

The Bank of Korea will wrap up its monetary policy meeting on Thursday and then announce its decision on interest rates, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The central bank is widely expected to keep its benchmark lending rate unchanged at 1.25 percent. Australia will...

Many policy makers on the Federal Reserve back an interest rate hike 'fairly soon' if economy stays on course or strengthens, according to the minutes of the central bank's most recent meeting. However, a number of Fed members said they want the central bank to go slow on raising rates, given uncertainties...

eistinghmesales-022217.jpg After reporting a drop in U.S. existing home sales in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Wednesday showing that existing home sales rebounded by more than expected in the month of January. NAR said existing home sales surged up by 3.3 percent to an annual rate of 5.69 million.

GermanBusiness-022217.jpg German business confidence unexpectedly improved in February on an upbeat assessment of the current economic situation and greater optimism for the future, adding to evidence that suggests growth is gaining momentum in the biggest euro area economy.

UK-GDP-022217.jpg The UK economy expanded more than initially estimated in the fourth quarter of 2016 on manufacturing activity, but the overall growth for the year slowed down due to weak stock-building. Gross domestic product advanced 0.7 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter, slightly faster than the 0.6 percent growth estimated on January 26.

PaulChan-HK-022217.jpg Hong Kong's economic growth is forecast to improve this year, driven by domestic demand and sustained increase in infrastructure and construction activities, Financial Secretary Paul Chan said in his 2017-18 budget speech on Wednesday. The economy is projected to grow 2-3 percent this year compared to a moderate growth of 1.9 percent in 2016.

trade.jpg The total value of construction work done in Australia fell a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - standing at A$46.263 billion. That missed forecasts for an increase of 0.5 percent following the upwardly...

The total value of construction work done in Australia was down a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - coming in at A$46.263 billion. That missed forecasts for an increase of 0.5 percent following the upwardly...

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