Economic News

*The economic data chart is for the U.S.

UK car production returned to growth in October underpinned by both domestic and foreign demand, data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed Friday. Car production grew 7.4 percent on a yearly basis in October, reversing a 6.0 percent decrease in September. Demand... Read more...

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Germany's economy expanded more than initially estimated in the third quarter, despite weaker global growth, delivery bottlenecks and rising inflation, official data showed on Friday. Gross domestic product grew 0.4 percent sequentially in the third quarter, faster than the 0.1 percent rise in the second quarter. The rate was revised up from 0.3 percent estimated on October 28. Read more...

Core consumer price inflation in Japan's capital hit the highest in 40 years in November on higher energy cost and weaker yen, data released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications showed on Friday. Tokyo's core consumer price inflation that excludes fresh food rose to 3.6 percent in... Read more...

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The Federal Reserve released the minutes of its early November monetary policy meeting on Wednesday, providing further evidence the central bank is considering slowing the pace of its interest rate hikes. The minutes said a "substantial majority" of meeting participants judged that a slowing in the pace of rate hikes would likely "soon be appropriate." Read more...

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Consumer sentiment in the U.S. deteriorated less than initially estimated in the month of November, according to revised data released by the University of Michigan on Wednesday. Read more...

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After reporting a sharp pullback in U.S. new home sales in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing new home sales unexpectedly rebounded in the month of October. Read more...

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Sweden's producer price inflation eased further to a nearly one-year low in October amid a slowdown in the price growth of energy, figures from Statistics Sweden showed on Friday. Producer prices rose 18.7 percent year-on-year in October, after a 20.6 percent growth in September. Prices in the domestic... Read more...

Poland's unemployment rate held steady in October after falling slightly in the previous month, figures from the statistical office showed on Friday. The unemployment rate stood at 5.1 percent in October, the same rate as in September. In the corresponding month last year, the jobless rate was... Read more...

Italy's consumer confidence strengthened more-than-expected in November to the highest level in three months, mainly due to the improvement of both the economic and the future confidence climate, survey results from the statistical office Istat showed on Friday. The consumer confidence index rose... Read more...

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Malaysia's consumer price inflation eased for the second successive month in October to the lowest level in four months, data from the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 4.0 percent year-on-year in October, following a 4.5 percent increase in August. This was... Read more...

Singapore's industrial production declined in October, albeit at a slightly slower than expected pace, data from the Economic Development Board revealed on Friday. Industrial production declined 0.8 percent year-on-year in October, after a 1.6 percent growth in September. Economists had expected a... Read more...

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Mexico's economic growth improved more than initially estimated in the third quarter, latest data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography showed on Friday. Gross domestic product advanced an unadjusted 4.3 percent year-over-year in the September quarter, faster than the revised 2.4... Read more...

Spain's producer price inflation eased further in October to reach its lowest level in just over a year amid a sharp slowdown in the growth of energy prices, data released by the statistical office INE showed on Friday. Producer prices climbed 26.1 percent year-over-year in October, well below the... Read more...

France's consumer confidence improved slightly in November, in line with expectations, survey figures from the statistical office Insee showed on Friday. The consumer confidence index rose to 83.0 in November from 82.0 in the previous month. However, the index was well below its long-term average... Read more...

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Iceland's central bank raised its key interest rate by a quarter-basis point at its November meeting, in order to bring down inflationary pressures. The Monetary Policy Committee decided to raise the... Read more...

Time (et)
Economic Indicator
Sunday ,Nov.27
Retail Sales (M-o-M)
0.6 %
Monday ,Nov.28
M3 Money Supply (Y-o-Y)
6.3 %
Current Account Balance - BoP
C$ 2.89 B
Job-To-Applicant Ratio
Unemployment Rate
2.6 %
Retail Trade (Y-o-Y)
4.5 %
Large Retailers' Sales
15.7 %
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Futures Pointing To Roughly Flat Open On Wall Street

The major U.S. index futures are currently pointing to a roughly flat open on Friday, with stocks likely to show a lack of direction as trading resumes following the Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thursday. Many traders are likely to remain away from their desks following yesterday’s holiday, contributing...
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