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A report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday showed a pullback in new residential construction in the U.S. in the month of January. The Commerce Department said housing starts slumped by 3.6 percent to an annual rate of 1.567 million in January after soaring by 17.7 percent to a revised rate of 1.626 million in December. Read more...

Euro area current account surolus grew in December after dropping in the previous month and the surplus for the full year 2019 was largely unchanged from a year ago, preliminary figures from the European Central Bank showed on Wednesday. The current account surplus rose to EUR 332.561 billion from... Read more...

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Producer prices in the U.S. increased by much more than anticipated in the month of January, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday. The Labor Department said it producer price index for final demand climbed by 0.5 percent in January after rising by 0.2 percent in December. Economists had expected producer prices to inch up by 0.1 percent. Read more...

A report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday showed a pullback in new residential construction in the U.S. in the month of January. Read more...

Producer prices in the U.S. increased by much more than anticipated in the month of January, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday. Read more...

Growth in New York manufacturing activity saw a notable acceleration in the month of February, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Tuesday. Read more...

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Turkey's central bank cut interest rates for a sixth policy session in a row, citing continued economic recovery and the need to sustain a disinflation path. The Monetary Policy Committee, led by Governor Murat Uysal, slashed the policy rate, which is the one-week repo auction rate, to 10.75 percent... Read more...

Eurozone construction output declined in December after rising in the previous month, Eurostat reported on Wednesday. The construction output dropped 3.1 percent month-on-month in December, after a 0.7 percent rise in November. In October, output fell 0.7 percent. The decline was driven by a 3.6... Read more...

Poland's average gross wages grew at a faster-than-expected rate in January, data from Statistics Poland showed on Wednesday. Average gross wages and salaries rose 7.1 percent year-on-year in January and amounted to 5282.80. Economists had expected a 6.7 percent increase. On a monthly basis, average... Read more...

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The wage price index in Australia was up a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2019, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - unchanged and in line with expectations. On a yearly basis, wages advanced 2.2 percent - also unchanged and matching forecasts. Public... Read more...

The value of core machine orders in Japan was down 12.5 percent on month in December, the Cabinet Office said on Wednesday - coming in at 824.8 billion yen. That missed forecasts for a decline of 8.9 percent following the 18.0 percent surge in November. On an annual basis, core machine orders sank... Read more...

Japan posted a merchandise trade deficit of 1,312.6 billion yen in January, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday. That beat estimates for a shortfall of 1,684.8 billion yen following the 154.6 billion yen deficit in December. Exports were down 2.6 percent on year, beating expectations for... Read more...

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UK consumer price inflation rose more-than-expected in January, after easing in the previous month, to its highest level in six months, led by higher petrol prices. The consumer price index rose 1.8 percent year-on-year following a 1.3 percent increase in December, preliminary data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Wednesday. Economists had forecast 1.6 percent inflation. Read more...

Portugal's producer prices fell for the eighth month in a row in January, figures from Statistics Portugal showed on Wednesday. The producer price index decreased 1.9 percent year-on-year in January, following a 2.3 percent decline in December. Excluding the energy group, producer prices fell 2.2... Read more...

Sweden's consumer price inflation eased to the lowest in thirty-four months in December, data from Statistics Sweden showed on Wednesday. The consumer price index climbed 1.3 percent year-on-year in January, after a 1.8 percent rise in December. Economists had expected a 1.7 percent increase. A similar... Read more...

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Time (et)
Economic Indicator
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Country
Wednesday ,Feb.19
04:00
Current Account Balance - BoP
DEC
€ 33 B
 
€ 34 B
Eurozone
04:30
PPI Input (Y-o-Y)
JAN
2.1 %
0.1 %
0.9 (R) %
UK
04:30
PPI Output (M-o-M)
JAN
0.3 %
0 %
0.0 %
UK
04:30
PPI Output (Y-o-Y)
JAN
1.1 %
0.9 %
0.9 %
UK
04:30
CPI (M-o-M)
JAN
-0.3 %
-0.2 %
0.0 %
UK
04:30
CPI (Y-o-Y)
JAN
1.8 %
1.6 %
1.3 %
UK
04:30
Core CPI (M-o-M)
JAN
-0.6 %
-0.5 %
0.0 %
UK
04:30
House Price Index (M-o-M)
DEC
0.6 %
 
0.4 %
UK
04:30
House Price Index (Y-o-Y)
DEC
2.2 %
 
2.2 %
UK
05:00
Construction Orders (Y-o-Y)
DEC
-3.7 %
 
1.4 %
Eurozone
08:30
PPI (M-o-M)
JAN
0.5 %
0.2 %
0.2 (R) %
United States
08:30
PPI (Y-o-Y)
JAN
2.1 %
 
1.3 %
United States
08:30
Housing Starts (M-o-M)
JAN
1567 K
1400 K
1626 (R) K
United States
08:30
Core CPI (M-o-M)
JAN
0.2 %
 
1.8 %
Canada
08:30
CPI (M-o-M)
JAN
0.1 %
 
0.4 %
Canada
08:30
CPI (Y-o-Y)
JAN
2.4 %
 
2.2 %
Canada
10:00
CB Coincidence Index
JAN
0.2 %
 
0.1 %
Brazil
10:00
CB Leading Index
JAN
0.4 %
 
0.8 (R) %
Brazil
14:00
FOMC Meeting Minutes
-
 
 
-
United States
18:50
Foreigners Buying Japan Bonds (Yen)
FEB 9 - FEB 15
 
 
¥ 1667.9 B
Japan
18:50
Foreigners Buying Japan Stocks (Yen)
FEB 9 - FEB 15
 
 
¥ 282.9 B
Japan
19:30
Unemployment Rate
JAN
 
0.5 %
5.1 %
Australia
19:30
Employment Change
JAN
 
15 K
28.9 K
Australia
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