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A report released by the University of Michigan on Friday showed a slight deterioration in U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of January. Preliminary data showed the consumer sentiment index edged down to 99.1 in January from the final December reading of 99.3. Economists had expected the index to come in unchanged. Read more...

Eurozone construction output recovered in November, Eurostat reported Friday. Construction output increased 0.7 percent on a monthly basis, in contrast to a 0.5 percent fall in October. The recovery was driven by a 1.1 percent rise in building construction and a 0.3 percent rise in civil engineering.... Read more...

The Bank of Korea left its key interest rates unchanged on Friday as sluggishness in the domestic economy eased somewhat. The Monetary Policy Board of the Bank of Korea decided to maintain the base rate at 1.25 percent. The bank had reduced the rate by 25 basis points each in July and October 2019.... Read more...

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With utilities output plummeting amid a slump in demand for heating, the Federal Reserve released a report on Friday showing a modest pullback in U.S. industrial production in the month of December. The Fed said industrial production fell by 0.3 percent in December after climbing by a downwardly revised 0.8 percent in November. Read more...

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After reporting significant increases in new residential construction in the two previous months, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing U.S. housing starts saw an even more substantial spike in the month of December. The Commerce Department said housing starts skyrocketed by 16.9 percent to an annual rate of 1.608 million in December. Read more...

After reporting significant increases in new residential construction in the two previous months, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing U.S. housing starts saw an even more substantial spike in the month of December. Read more...

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UK retail sales declined unexpectedly even in festive season in December signaling that weak consumer spending weighed on economic growth in the last quarter of 2019. Retail sales volume, including auto fuel, dropped 0.6 percent month-on-month, following a 0.8 percent decrease in November, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Friday. Read more...

Portugal's producer prices fell for the seventh month in a row in December, figures from Statistics Portugal showed on Friday. The producer price index fell 1.6 percent year-on-year in December, following a 1.9 percent decline in November. Excluding the energy group, producer prices fell 1.4... Read more...

Italy consumer price inflation increased in December as estimated, final data from the statistical office Istat showed on Friday. Another report from Istat showed that the trade surplus increased in November, albeit decreases in exports and imports. The consumer price index rose 0.5 percent... Read more...

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Japan's tertiary industry activity rose at a faster-than-expected pace in November, data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed on Friday. The tertiary industry activity index rose 1.3 percent month-on-month in November. Economists had forecast 1.0 percent rise. Among the major... Read more...

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports increased unexpectedly in December, data from Enterprise Singapore showed on Friday. Non-oil domestic exports increased 2.4 percent year-on-year in December, following a 5.9 percent decline in November. Economists had expected a 2.0 percent drop. Electronic... Read more...

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China's economy expanded at the slowest pace since 1990 as cooling domestic demand and property investment amid trade wars with the United States weighed heavily on growth last year. In the whole year of 2019, gross domestic product grew 6.1 percent, which was well within the target of 6-6.5 percent, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. Read more...

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Nigeria's consumer price inflation rose to the highest level in twenty months in December, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 11.98 percent year-on-year in December, following a 11.85 percent increase in November. The latest inflation... Read more...

Austria's consumer price inflation rose in December, figures from Statistics Austria showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 1.7 percent year-on-year in December, following a 1.1 percent increase in November. Prices for housing, water and energy, and leisure and culture grew by 2.5 percent,... Read more...

Switzerland's producer and import prices declined in December, data from the Federal Statistical Office showed on Friday. The producer and import prices fell 1.7 percent year-on-year in December. On a monthly basis, producer and import prices edged up 0.1 percent in December. On an average,... Read more...

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Period
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Forecast
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Country
Sunday ,Jan.19
19:01
Rightmove House Prices (M-o-M)
JAN
 
 
0.6 %
UK
23:30
Industrial Production (M-o-M)
NOV F
 
 
-4.5 %
Japan
23:30
Industrial Production (Y-o-Y)
NOV F
 
 
-7.7 %
Japan
23:30
Capacity Utilization Rate
NOV
 
 
0.4 %
Japan
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The major U.S. index futures are currently pointing to a higher opening on Friday, with stocks likely to extend the rally seen over the course of the previous session. The continued upward momentum on Wall Street has been widely attributed to Chinese GDP data even though the latest report showed China’s...
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