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CONSUMER-RETAIL_30Jan15.jpg While the University of Michigan released a report on Friday showing a modest downward revision to its reading on U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of January, the index remained at an eleven-year high.

chicago-013015.jpg Chicago-area business activity unexpectedly grew at a faster pace in the month of January, according to a report released by MNI Indicators on Friday, with the Chicago business barometer rebounding following two consecutive monthly declines.

GDP-013015.jpg Economic activity in the U.S. continued to increase in the final three months of 2014, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday, although the pace of growth slowed by more than economists had expected.

EurozoneJoblessRate-013015.jpg The euro area jobless rate fell unexpectedly to the lowest level since August 2012, yet remains elevated. The unemployment rate came in at a double-digit 11.4 percent in December, slightly down from 11.5 percent in November. It was expected to remain unchanged at 11.5 percent in December.

Spainflag-013015.jpg Spain's economy grew at the fastest pace in seven years during the final three months of 2014 even as the worsening deflation picture cast a cloud on the recovery. Gross domestic product advanced 0.7 percent sequentially, preliminary figures from the statistical office INE showed Friday. The growth...

EurozoneInflation-013015.jpg Eurozone consumer prices declined for the second straight month in January largely due to lower energy prices, posting the biggest annual fall since 2009. The harmonized index of consumer prices in the 19-nation currency bloc fell 0.6 percent year-on-year in January, with a similar rate of decline last seen only in July 2009. Final data is due on February 24.

Russia-013015.jpg Russia's central bank on Friday cut its key interest rate, after raising it massively in December to shore up the ruble, in a bid to underpin economic activity that remains hurt by falling oil prices and economic sanctions. The Bank of Russia Board of Directors decided to reduce the key rate to 15.00 percent from 17.00 percent. Economists had expected the bank to retain the policy rate.

trade.jpg Final demand producer prices in Australia added 0.1 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday. That follows the 0.2 percent increase in the third quarter. On a yearly basis, final demand producer prices gained 1.1 percent - slowing from...

Japan-machinery-orders-04072011-1.jpg Industrial output in Japan collected a seasonally adjusted 1.0 percent on month in December, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Friday. That missed expectations for an increase of 1.2 percent following the 0.5 percent contraction in November. On a yearly basis, output added 0.3...

Total private sector credit in Australia was up 0.5 percent on month in December, the Reserve Bank of Australia said on Friday - in line with expectations and unchanged from the previous month. On a yearly basis, credit jumped 5.9 percent - also matching forecasts and unchanged from November. Housing...

Final demand producer prices in Australia were up 0.1 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday. That follows the 0.2 percent increase in the third quarter. On a yearly basis, final demand producer prices gained 1.1 percent - slowing from...

foreximg-300413.jpg Industrial output in South Korea advanced a seasonally adjusted 3.0 percent on month in December, Statistics Korea said on Friday. The beat forecasts for an increase of 1.3 percent following the downwardly revised 1.0 percent gain in November (originally 1.3 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial...

Industrial production in Japan added a seasonally adjusted 1.0 percent on month in December, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Friday. That missed expectations for an increase of 1.2 percent following the 0.5 percent contraction in November. On a yearly basis, output added 0.3...

Consumer prices in Japan were up 2.4 percent on year in December, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - topping expectations for 2.3 percent and unchanged from November. Core CPI, which excludes the volatile costs of food, added 2.5 percent. That was below forecasts...

The unemployment rate in Japan was a seasonally adjusted 3.4 percent in December, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That beat forecasts for 3.5 percent, which would have been unchanged from the November reading. The jobs-to-applicant ratio was 1.2, beating forecasts...

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