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The UK manufacturing sector continued its recovery from the coronavirus-induced economic slump in September, but the pace of growth was slightly less than initially estimated, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Thursday. The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index for manufacturing fell slightly to 54.1 from August's two-and-a-half year high of 55.2. Read more...

South Africa's purchasing managers' index for the manufacturing sector continued to improve in September, survey data showed Thursday. The PMI rose to 58.3 from 57.3 in August. The index is compiled by the Bureau for Economic Research and sponsored by Absa. In July, the reading was 51.2. A... Read more...

Euro area producer prices continued to fall in August, though the pace of decline slowed more-than-expected, preliminary data from Eurostat showed on Thursday. Producer prices on the domestic market decreased 2.5 percent year-on-year following a 3.1 percent fall in July, which was revised from 3.3... Read more...

Reflecting a decrease in unemployment insurance benefits, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing a steep drop in U.S. personal income in the month of August. Read more...

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits declined by more than expected in the week ended September 26th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. Read more...

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Partly reflecting tremendously low mortgage rates, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Wednesday showing pending home sales in the U.S. jumped to a record high in the month of August. NAR said its pending home sales index spiked by 8.8 percent to 132.8 in August after surging up by 5.9 percent to 122.1 in July. Read more...

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Greece's manufacturing activity stagnated in September, survey results from IHS Markit showed on Thursday. The manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index increased to 50.0 in September from 49.4 in August. This was the highest reading since February. A PMI reading of 50.0 indicates no change in the... Read more...

Italy's jobless rate decreased in August, defying expectations for an increase, data from the statistical office ISTAT showed on Thursday. The jobless rate fell to 9.7 percent August from 9.8 percent in July. Economists had expected the rate to rise to 10.1 percent. The employment rate rose to... Read more...

Poland's consumer price inflation rose to the highest in three months in September, preliminary data from Statistics Poland showed on Thursday. The consumer price index rose 3.2 percent year-on-year in September, slower than 2.9 percent increase in August. Economists had expected inflation to remain... Read more...

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India's manufacturing activity rose to the highest in over eight-and-a-half years in September on robust demand, survey results from IHS Markit showed on Thursday. The headline IHS Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to 56.8 in September from 52.0 in August. Economists had... Read more...

Indonesia's consumer price inflation rose in September after easing in the previous month, data from the statistics bureau showed on Thursday. Consumer prices rose 1.42 percent year-on-year in September, following a 1.32 percent increase in August. This was in line with economists' expectations. Prices... Read more...

The manufacturing sector in the Philippines moved into expansion in September, the latest survey from IHS Markit showed on Thursday with a manufacturing PMI score of 50.1. That's up from 47.3 in August, and it moves above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates from expansion. Individually,... Read more...

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The Czech Republic's manufacturing sector expanded for the first time in nearly two years in September, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Thursday. The headline manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to 50.7 in September from 49.1 in August. The index expanded for the first... Read more...

Poland's manufacturing sector growth rose marginally in September, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Thursday. The manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to 50.8 in September from 50.6 in August. Economists had forecast a score of 52.4. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion... Read more...

The Dutch manufacturing expansion improved slightly in September, survey results from IHS Markit showed on Thursday. The NEVI manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to 52.5 in September from 52.3 in August. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion in the sector. Output rose sharply... Read more...

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Time (et)
Economic Indicator
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Country
Thursday ,Oct.1
02:30
CPI (M-o-M)
SEP
0.0 %
0 %
0.0 %
Switzerland
02:30
CPI (Y-o-Y)
SEP
-0.8 %
-0.7 %
-0.9 %
Switzerland
02:30
CPI - EU Harmonised (Y-o-Y)
SEP
-1.1 %
 
-1.4 %
Switzerland
02:30
Retail Sales (M-o-M)
AUG
-2.1 %
 
0.7 %
Switzerland
02:30
Retail Sales (Y-o-Y)
AUG
2.5 %
 
4.1 %
Switzerland
03:15
PMI Manufacturing
SEP
50.8
50.5
49.9
Spain
03:30
SVME - Purchasing Manager Index
SEP
53.1
52
51.8
Switzerland
03:50
PMI Manufacturing
SEP F
51.2
50.9
49.8
France
03:55
PMI Manufacturing
SEP F
56.4
56.6
52.2
Germany
04:00
PMI Manufacturing
SEP F
53.7
53.7
51.7
Eurozone
04:30
PMI Manufacturing
SEP F
54.1
54.3
55.3
UK
05:00
PPI (M-o-M)
AUG
0.1 %
 
0.7 (R) %
Eurozone
05:00
PPI (Y-o-Y)
AUG
-2.5 %
 
-3.1 (R) %
Eurozone
05:00
Unemployment Rate
AUG
8.1 %
8 %
7.9 %
Eurozone
08:30
Personal Income (M-o-M)
AUG
-2.7 %
1.1 %
0.5 (R) %
United States
08:30
Personal Spending (M-o-M)
AUG
1.0 %
-1.15 %
1.5 (R) %
United States
08:30
PCE Deflator (M-o-M)
AUG
0.3 %
0.4 %
0.4 (R) %
United States
08:30
PCE Deflator (Y-o-Y)
AUG
1.4 %
1.3 %
1.1 (R) %
United States
08:30
Core PCE Deflator (M-o-M)
AUG
0.3 %
0.35 %
0.4 (R) %
United States
08:30
Core PCE Deflator (Y-o-Y)
AUG
1.6 %
1.5 %
1.4 (R) %
United States
08:30
Initial Jobless Claims
SEP 26
837 K
 
873 (R) K
United States
09:00
PMI Manufacturing
SEP
64.9
 
64.7
Brazil
09:30
PMI Manufacturing
SEP
 
 
55.1
Canada
09:45
PMI Manufacturing
SEP F
 
 
53.1
United States
10:00
Construction Spending - Total
AUG
 
 
0.1 %
United States
10:00
ISM Manufacturing New Orders Index
SEP
 
 
67.6
United States
10:00
ISM Manufacturing Prices Index
SEP
 
 
59.5
United States
10:00
ISM Manufacturing Survey
SEP
 
56
56.0
United States
19:30
Unemployment Rate
AUG
 
3 %
2.9 %
Japan
19:30
Job-To-Applicant Ratio
AUG
 
 
1.08 %
Japan
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