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consumer 011819 17sep21

Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has seen a modest improvement in September after falling sharply in August, according to a preliminary report released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report said the consumer sentiment index inched up by 71.0 in September from 70.3 in August. Economists had expected the index to rise to 72.2. Read more...

Britons' inflation expectations for the coming year increased in August, the latest Bank of England/Kantar Inflation Attitudes Survey showed on Friday. Inflation for the coming year was seen at 2.7 percent versus 2.4 percent in May. Inflation expectations for the twelve months after that climbed to... Read more...

business inventories 091621

Business inventories increased in line with economist estimates in the month of July, the Commerce Department revealed in a report released on Thursday. The report said business inventories rose by 0.5 percent in July after climbing by an upwardly revised 0.9 percent in June. Read more...

ism manufacturing 113018 16sep21

Growth in Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity unexpectedly reaccelerated in the month of September, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday. Read more...

consumer 110918 16sep21

After reporting a steep drop in U.S. retail sales in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing retail sales unexpectedly rebounded in the month of August. The Commerce Department said retail sales climbed by 0.7 percent in August after plunging by a revised 1.8 percent in July. Read more...

jobless claims5 091621

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rebounded by slightly more than expected in the week ended September 11th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims climbed to 332,000, an increase of 20,000 from the previous week's revised level of 312,000. Read more...

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The euro area current account surplus remained unchanged in July, data published by the European Central Bank showed on Friday. The current account surplus came in at EUR 22 billion in July, unchanged from the previous month. The surplus on goods trade increased to EUR 26 billion from EUR 22 billion... Read more...

uk aug15 17sep21

UK retail sales declined for the fourth straight month in August, the longest stretch of fall on record, data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Friday. Retail sales including auto fuel dropped unexpectedly by 0.9 percent month-on-month after declining 2.8 percent in July. Sales were forecast to climb 0.5 percent. Read more...

Malta's harmonized annual inflation increased mrginally in August, data from the National Statistics Office showed on Friday. The harmonized index of consumer prices, or HICP, rose 0.4 percent year-on-year in August, following a 0.3 percent rise in July. Education cost increased 17.2 percent in... Read more...

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The manufacturing sector in New Zealand fell deeply back into contraction in August, the latest survey from BusinessNZ revealed on Friday with a manufacturing PMI score of 40.1. That's down sharply from 62.2 in July, and it moves well beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from... Read more...

Singapore will on Friday release August figures for non-oil domestic exports, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Non-oil domestic exports are tipped to rise 2.4 percent on month and 8.3 percent on year after slipping 0.9 percent on month and jumping 12.7 percent on year in... Read more...

Japan's government downgraded its economic assessment amid rising downside risks from the current domestic and overseas infections and negative effects through the supply chains. "The Japanese economy remains in picking up, although the pace has weakened in a severe situation due to the Novel Coronavirus,"... Read more...

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Eurozone inflation accelerated as initially estimated in August to a near decade high, final data from Eurostat showed on Friday. Inflation rose to 3 percent in August from 2.2 percent in July. This was the highest since November 2011 and also exceeded the European Central Bank's 2 percent target. Rising... Read more...

Eurozone's construction output grew for the first time in four months in July, data from Eurostat showed on Friday. The construction output gained 0.1 percent month-on-month in July, after a 0.6 percent decrease in June. Production in building construction increased 0.4 percent monthly in July,... Read more...

Poland's average gross wages increased more than expected in August, data from Statistics Poland showed on Friday. Average gross wages and salaries grew 9.5 percent year-on-year in August and amounted to 5843.75 PLN. Economists had forecast a rise of 8.7 percent. On a monthly basis, average gross... Read more...

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Time (et)
Economic Indicator
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Country
Friday ,Sep.17
02:00
Retail Sales (M-o-M)
AUG
-0.9 %
 
-2.8 (R) %
UK
02:00
Retail Sales (Y-o-Y)
AUG
0.0 %
 
1.9 (R) %
UK
04:00
Current Account Balance - BoP
JUL
€ 30.2 B
 
€ 21.8 B
Eurozone
05:00
CPI (M-o-M)
AUG
0.4 %
 
-0.1 %
Eurozone
05:00
CPI (Y-o-Y)
AUG
3.0 %
 
2.2 %
Eurozone
05:00
Core CPI (M-o-M)
AUG
0.3 %
 
-0.4 %
Eurozone
05:00
Construction Orders (Y-o-Y)
JUL
3.3 %
 
4.1 (R) %
Eurozone
09:30
CB Coincidence Index
JUL
0.1 %
 
0.1 %
France
09:30
CB Leading Index
JUL
0.0 %
 
0.1 %
France
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The major U.S. index futures are currently pointing to a roughly flat open on Friday, with stocks likely to extend the lackluster performance seen over the course of the previous session. Traders may be reluctant to make significant moves ahead of the Federal Reserve’s highly anticipated monetary...
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