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Belgium's business confidence improved further in January, extending the upward trend seen since September, survey results from the National Bank of Belgium showed on Friday. The business confidence index climbed to -2 from -3.4 in December. The business climate improved in all branches of activity,... Read more...

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The UK private sector returned to growth in January as the receding political uncertainty lifted new orders, survey results from IHS Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply showed Friday. The flash composite output index rose to a 16-month high of 52.4 in January from 49.3 in December. Read more...

The Bank of Japan should closely watch the effects of the slowdown in overseas economies and the sales tax hike on the Japanese economy, according to the minutes of the policy meeting held on December 18 and 19. A few members expressed the view that signs of a pick-up having started to be seen in... Read more...

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Reflecting large negative contributions from rising unemployment insurance claims and a drop in housing permits, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing a slightly bigger than expected decrease by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators. Read more...

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First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits showed a modest increase in the week ended January 18th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims rose to 211,000, an increase of 6,000 from the previous week's revised level of 205,000. Read more...

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits showed a modest increase in the week ended January 18th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. Read more...

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Professional forecasters raised the euro area economic growth forecast for this year, while slashed the projection for next year, results of a quarterly survey by the European Central Bank showed on Friday. The growth forecast for this year was raised to 1.1 percent from 1 percent in the fourth quarter... Read more...

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The euro area private sector grew at the same moderate pace as seen in the final month of 2019, reflecting muted pace of new order growth, flash survey data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The composite output index held steady at 50.9 in January, indicating a further muted increase in activity across the currency bloc. The score was expected to rise to 51.1. Read more...

The Czech Republic's economic confidence weakened in January after rising in the previous month, survey results from the Czech Statistical Office showed on Friday. The economic sentiment index fell to 98.1 in January from 99.1 in December. In November, the confidence index stood at 98.5. Likewise,... Read more...

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Singapore industrial production declined at a slower pace in December, data from the Economic Development Board showed on Friday. Industrial production decreased 0.7 percent year-on-year in December, following an 8.9 percent drop in November. Economists had forecast a 0.6 percent fall. Excluding... Read more...

New Zealand consumer price inflation eased in the fourth quarter, and credit card spending fell in December after rising in the previous month, official data showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter in the fourth quarter, slower than 0.7 percent in the third quarter,... Read more...

Japan's inflation accelerated in December but remained well below the 2 percent target, data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs showed Friday. Consumer price inflation increased to 0.8 percent in December from 0.5 percent a month ago. This was also above economists' forecast of 0.7 percent. Core... Read more...

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Spain producer prices declined at a slower rate in December, data from the statistical office INE showed on Friday. The producer price index fell 1.9 percent on year in December, following a revised 2.4 percent decrease in November. Prices have declined for the seventh straight month. Excluding... Read more...

Austria's production index declined in November on weaker industrial output, data from Statistics Austria showed on Friday. The production index decreased 2.1 percent year-on-year in November, following a 0.8 percent fall in October. Industrial output fell 4.5 percent annually in November, while... Read more...

Finland's producer prices dropped in December and the jobless rate rose from the previous month, figures from Statistics Finland showed on Friday. The producer price index fell 0.8 percent year-on-year in December, the same pace of decline as seen in November. On a monthly basis, producer prices... Read more...

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Bank Indonesia is set to announce its latest interest rate decision on January 23, Thursday. The bank is widely expected to keep its key interest rate unchanged for a third policy session in a row. ING... Read more...

Time (et)
Economic Indicator
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Country
Friday ,Jan.24
03:00
PPI (M-o-M)
DEC
-0.5 %
 
-0.5 %
Spain
03:00
PPI (Y-o-Y)
DEC
-1.9 %
 
-2.3 %
Spain
03:15
PMI Manufacturing
JAN P
51.0
 
50.4
France
03:15
PMI Composite
JAN P
51.5
 
52.0
France
03:15
PMI Services
JAN P
51.7
 
52.4
France
03:30
PMI Manufacturing
JAN P
45.2
 
43.7
Germany
03:30
PMI Composite
JAN P
51.1
 
50.2
Germany
03:30
PMI Services
JAN P
54.2
 
52.9
Germany
04:00
PMI Manufacturing
JAN P
47.8
 
46.3
Eurozone
04:00
PMI Composite
JAN P
50.9
 
50.9
Eurozone
04:00
PMI Services
JAN P
52.2
 
52.8
Eurozone
04:30
PMI Composite
JAN P
52.4
 
49.3
UK
04:30
PMI Services
JAN P
52.9
 
50.0
UK
04:30
PMI Manufacturing
JAN P
49.8
 
47.5
UK
08:30
Retail Sales (M-o-M)
NOV
0.9 %
 
-1.1 (R) %
Canada
08:30
Retail Sales (Y-o-Y)
NOV
1.9 %
 
-0.4 (R) %
Canada
09:30
CB Coincidence Index
NOV
0.2 %
 
0.2 %
France
09:30
CB Leading Index
NOV
0.7 %
 
-0.2 %
France
09:45
PMI Manufacturing
JAN P
51.7
 
52.4
United States
09:45
PMI Composite
JAN P
53.1
 
52.7
United States
09:45
PMI Services
JAN P
53.2
 
52.8
United States
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