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The manufacturing sector in Australia continued to expand in September, and at a faster pace, the latest survey from Markit Economics revealed on Thursday with a manufacturing PMI score of 57.3. That's up from 52.0 in August and it moves further above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion... Read more...

Euro area consumer confidence improved in September for the first time in three months, preliminary data from the European Commission showed Wednesday. The DG ECFIN flash consumer confidence index for Eurozone rose to -4.0 from -5.3 in August. Economists had forecast further weakening in the measure... Read more...

Indonesia's central bank left its key rates unchanged on Tuesday, as widely expected, in order to maintain the exchange rate stability and underpin economic growth. The board of governors of Bank Indonesia decided to hold the the BI 7-Day reverse repo rate at 3.50 percent. The previous change in the... Read more...

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Citing progress towards it goals of maximum employment and price stability, the Federal Reserve hinted Wednesday that tapering of the central bank's asset purchases could begin in the near future. Read more...

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The National Association of Realtors released a report on Wednesday showing a pullback by U.S. existing home sales in the month of August. NAR said existing home sales slumped by 2.0 percent to an annual rate of 5.88 million in August after jumping by 2.2 percent to a revised rate of 6.00 million in July. Read more...

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The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development raised the growth projection for next year, while lowering the same for this year, and expressed concern over the increasingly uneven nature of the economic recovery from the slump caused by the pandemic as well as rising inflationary pressures. Read more...

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The German economy is projected to grow faster than previously estimated next year but trimmed its outlook for 2021 citing the impact of supply-side bottleneck on the manufacturing sector. In its Autumn forecast, the think tank lifted its growth outlook for 2022 to 5.1 percent from 4.3 percent. The... Read more...

Ireland's wholesale prices declined at a softer pace in August, data from the Central Statistics Office showed on Wednesday. Wholesale prices decreased 1.4 percent annually in August, following a 2.1 percent decline in July. On a monthly basis, wholesale prices fell 0.8 percent in August, after... Read more...

Italy's industrial turnover increased at a softer pace in July, data from the statistical office Istat showed on Wednesday. Industrial turnover grew 0.9 percent month-on-month in July, after 3.1 percent increase in June. Domestic turnover rose 1.7 percent in July, after a 2.2 percent gain in June.... Read more...

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Australia will on Thursday release September PMI data from Markit Economics, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In August, the manufacturing index had a score of 52.0, while the services index was at 42.9 and the composite came in at 43.3. Singapore will release August figures... Read more...

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The Asian Development Bank raised its economic growth projections for the next year but signaled divergence in the recovery paths among regional economies. In its latest Asian Development Outlook 2021 Update, released Wednesday, the ADB said developing Asia will expand 5.4 percent next year, instead of 5.3 percent estimated previously. Meanwhile, the outlook for 2021 was downgraded to 7.1 perce Read more...

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The Bank of Japan kept its monetary policy stimulus unchanged on Wednesday, ahead of next week's presidential election of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to select a successor to the outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. The board, governed by Haruhiko Kuroda, on Wednesday, voted 8-1, to hold the interest rate at -0.1 percent on current accounts that financial institutions maintain at the c Read more...

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South Africa's consumer price inflation increased in August, figures from Statistics South Africa showed on Wednesday. The consumer price index rose 4.9 percent year-on-year in August, following a 4.6 percent increase in July. Economists had expected a 4,8 percent rise. The main contributions to... Read more...

Turkey's consumer confidence improved in September, survey results from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Wednesday. The consumer confidence index rose to 79.7 in September from 78.2 in August. The survey was carried out in cooperation with the Turkish Statistical Institute and the Central... Read more...

Denmark consumer confidence improved in September, survey data from Statistics Denmark showed on Wednesday. The consumer confidence index rose to 8.2 in September from 4.4 in August. The average for the past six months was 3.2. The index measuring consumers' view regarding the future personal financial... Read more...

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Time (et)
Economic Indicator
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Country
Wednesday ,Sep.22
Capital Account Balance - BoP
Q2
CHF 75 M
 
CHF 358 M
Switzerland
Current Account Balance - BoP
Q2
CHF 10.51 B
 
CHF 11.12 (R) B
Switzerland
Interest Rate Decision
-
6.25 %
 
5.25 %
Brazil
Monetary Policy Meeting
-
 
 
-
Brazil
10:00
Consumer Confidence Index
SEP P
-4.0
 
-5.3
Eurozone
10:00
Existing Home Sales - Sales
AUG
5.88 M
 
6.00 (R) M
United States
10:00
Existing Home Sales - Price
AUG
$ 356.7 K
 
$ 359.5 (R) K
United States
10:30
EIA Crude Oil Inventory (Barrels)
SEP 17
414.0 M
 
417.4 M
United States
14:00
Interest Rate Decision
-
0.0 - 0.25 %
 
0.0 - 0.25 %
United States
14:00
FOMC Meeting
-
 
 
-
United States
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Futures Pointing To Higher Open As Fed Announcement Looms

The major U.S. index futures are currently pointing to a higher open on Wednesday, with stocks likely to move to the upside after ending the previous session narrowly mixed. Stocks may stage another rebound attempt after buying interest waned over the course of the trading day on Tuesday, leading...
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