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A report released by the National Association of Realtors on Monday showed a significant pullback in U.S. existing home sales in the month of March. NAR said existing home sales plunged by 4.9 percent to an annual rate of 5.21 million. Read more...

Japan will on Monday see convenience store sales data for March, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In February, convenience store sales were up 2.0 percent on year. Also, the markets in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong are closed for Easter Monday and will re-open on Tuesday. Read more...

Taiwan's unemployment rate fell slightly in Mach, the Directorate General of Budget Accounting & Statistics or DGBAS said on Monday. The jobless rate dropped marginally to an unadjusted 3.68 percent in March from 3.72 percent in February. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate rose... Read more...

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A report released by the Commerce Department on Friday unexpectedly showed a modest decrease in new residential construction in the U.S. in the month of March. The Commerce Department said housing starts dipped by 0.3 percent to an annual rate of 1.139 million. Read more...

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Turkey consumer confidence rose to the highest pace in eight months in April, figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Monday. The consumer confidence index rose to 63.5 in April from 59.4 in March. The latest reading was the highest since last August, when it was 68.2. The indicator... Read more...

Estonia's producer price inflation slowed in March, data from Statistics Estonia showed on Monday. The producer price index rose 0.4 percent year-on-year in March, slower than the 0.6 percent rise in February. Price for electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply fell the most by 3.7 percent... Read more...

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Time (et)
Economic Indicator
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Country
Monday ,Apr.22
10:00
Existing Home Sales - Sales
MAR
5.21 M
 
5.48 (R) M
United States
10:00
Existing Home Sales - Price
MAR
$ 259.40 K
 
$ 250.10 (R) K
United States
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Looming Earnings News May Weigh On Wall Street

The major U.S. index futures are currently pointing to a lower opening on Monday as trading resumes following the long holiday weekend. Trepidation ahead of the release of quarterly results from a slew of big-name companies in the coming days may lead to initial weakness on Wall Street. Coca-Cola...
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