Economic News

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The Czech National Bank kept its key interest rates unchanged for the sixth straight meeting on Thursday amid an easing trend in inflation in recent months. The board of CNB maintained its two-week repo rate at 7.00 percent, as expected. This was the highest rate since 1999. Read more...

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Pending home sales in the U.S. unexpectedly increased for the third straight month in February, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday. NAR said its pending home sales index climbed by 0.8 percent to 83.2 in February after spiking by 8.1 percent to 82.5 in January. Economists had expected pending home sales to slump by 3.0 percent. Read more...

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Thailand's central bank raised its key interest rate for the fifth straight meeting on Wednesday citing persistently high inflation as a key risk and hinted at more tightening to bring inflation back to the target. The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Thailand unanimously decided to lift the policy rate by 25 basis points to 1.75 percent. This was the highest rate since August 2019. Read more...

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Reflecting an uptick in consumer expectations, the Conference Board released a report on Tuesday unexpectedly showing a slight improvement in U.S. consumer confidence in the month of March. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index inched up to 104.2 in March from an upwardly revised 103.4 in February. Read more...

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Reflecting a continued slump in orders for transportation equipment, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing an unexpected decrease in new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods in the month of February. The Commerce Department said durable goods orders slid by 1.0 percent in February after plummeting by a revised 5.0 percent in January. Read more...

Reflecting a continued slump in orders for transportation equipment, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing an unexpected decrease in new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods in the month of February. Read more...

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Danish retail sales declined in February amid lower demand for clothing, food, and groceries, preliminary figures from Statistics Denmark showed on Wednesday. Retail sales fell 1.3 percent month-on-month in February, reversing a 2.2 percent rise in January. Sales of food and other groceries decreased... Read more...

Sweden's economic confidence rose for the second straight month in March, survey results published by the National Institute of Economic Research showed on Wednesday. The economic tendency index rose to 88.2 in March from 86.2 in the previous month. All sectors contributed to the improvement, but... Read more...

French consumer confidence deteriorated to a six-month low in March on weak assessment about past and future standard of living, survey results from the statistical office Insee showed Wednesday. The consumer sentiment index fell slightly to 81 in March, as expected, from 82 in February. But this was the lowest score since September. Read more...

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Australia's consumer price inflation moderated to an eight-month low in February adding weight to the expectations that the Reserve Bank will pause its interest rate hike next week. Consumer prices grew at a slower pace of 6.8 percent after a 7.4 percent gain in January, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported Wednesday. Read more...

Singapore's producer prices decreased in February as the oil and non-oil index contracted, data from the Department of Statistics showed on Wednesday. The manufacturing producer price index fell 0.9 percent year-on-year in February, reversing a 0.9 percent rise in the prior month. The oil index... Read more...

Australia will on Wednesday release February figures for consumer prices, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The annual inflation rate is pegged at 7.1 percent, slowing from 7.4 percent in January. China will see February figures for industrial profits; in January, profits... Read more...

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Brazil's producer price inflation eased further in February to the lowest level in nearly two-and-a-half years amid a price drop in the chemical products and extractive industries segment, figures from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, or IBGE, showed on Wednesday. The producer... Read more...

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UK mortgage approvals increased for the first time in six months in February despite rising interest rates and high inflation weighing on the housing affordability. Mortgage approvals for house purchases increased to 43,500 in February from 39,600 in January, the Bank of England reported Wednesday. This was the first monthly increase since August 2022. This also exceeded economists' forecast of Read more...

Austria's manufacturing sector deteriorated at the steepest pace in nearly three years, as both output and new orders fell at faster rates, survey data from S&P Global showed on Wednesday. The UniCredit Bank manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, fell to 44.7 in March from 47.1 in February.... Read more...

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Time (et)
Economic Indicator
Wednesday ,Mar.29
GfK Consumer Confidence Survey
Consumer Confidence Index
ZEW Survey (Expectations)
PPI (M-o-M)
-0.30 %
0.29 %
PPI (Y-o-Y)
1.38 %
2.24 %
CB Coincidence Index
-0.4 %
3.6 (R) %
CB Leading Index
-0.6 %
0.0 (R) %
Pending Home Sales (M-o-M)
0.8 %
8.1 %
United States
Pending Home Sales (Y-o-Y)
-21.1 %
-24.1 %
United States
EIA Crude Oil Inventory (Barrels)
MAR 24
473.7 M
481.2 M
United States
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