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nahb 101821 A report released by the National Association of Home Builders on Monday showed a notable improvement in U.S. homebuilder confidence in the month of October. The report said the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index climbed to 80 in October from 76 in September. Economists had expected the index to come in unchanged.

industrial production 101821 Industrial production in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a steep drop in the month of September, the Federal Reserve revealed in a report released on Monday. The Fed said industrial production tumbled by 1.3 percent in September following a revised 0.1 percent dip in August.

Czech's producer prices increased in September, figures from the Czech Statistical Office showed on Monday. The industrial producer price index grew 9.9 year-on-year in September, following a 9.3 percent increase in August. This was in line with economists' expectaion. Prices for water supply gained...

China's gross domestic product expanded 4.9 percent on year in the third quarter of 2021, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday - missing forecasts for 5.2 percent and down sharply from 7.9 percent in the three months prior. On a seasonally adjusted quarterly basis, GDP rose just 0.2 percent...

The total value of Singapore's non-oil domestic exports was up a seasonally adjusted 1.2 percent on month in September, the Singapore Department of Statistics said on Monday. That was shy of expectations for an increase of 2.4 percent following the upwardly revised 3.5 percent decline in August (originally...

The service sector in New Zealand continued to contract in September, albeit at a much slower pace, the latest survey from BusinessNZ showed on Monday with a Performance of Service Index score of 46.9. That's up sharply from the downwardly revised 35.4 in August (originally 35.6), although it remains...

China is scheduled to release a raft of data on Monday, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are Q3 numbers for gross domestic product, as well as September figures for industrial production, retail sales, fixed asset investment, unemployment and foreign direct investment. GDP...

Consumer prices in New Zealand were up 4.9 percent on year in the third quarter of 2021, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday. That exceeded expectations for an increase of 4.1 percent and was up sharply from 3.3 percent in the previous three months. On a seasonally adjusted quarterly basis, New...

Finland's economic output growth eased in August, data from Statistics Finland showed on Friday. Output of the national economy increased a working-day adjusted 4.6 percent year-on-year in August, after a 5.3 percent rise in July, which was revised down from the 5.5 percent growth. On a seasonally...

business inventories 101521 A report released by the Commerce Department on Friday showed U.S. business inventories increased in line with economist estimates in the month of August. The Commerce Department said business inventories climbed by 0.6 percent in August, matching the increase seen in the previous month as well as economist expectations.

us consumer sentiment 101521 Preliminary data released by the University of Michigan on Friday unexpectedly showed a modest deterioration in U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of October. The report showed the consumer sentiment index slipped to 71.4 in October from 72.8 in September. The dip surprised economists, who had expected the index to inch up to 73.1.

empirestate manufacturing 101521 A report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Friday showed a notable slowdown in the pace of growth in regional manufacturing activity in the month of October. The New York Fed said its general business conditions index tumbled to 19.8 in October from 34.3 in September, although a positive reading still indicates growth.

us import price index 101521 Import prices in the U.S. increased by less than expected in the month of September, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday. The Labor Department said import prices rose by 0.4 percent in September after dipping by 0.3 percent in August. Economists had expected import prices to climb by 0.6 percent.

retail sales 101521 The Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing an unexpected increase in U.S. retail sales in the month of September. The report said retail sales climbed by 0.7 percent in September after jumping by an upwardly revised 0.9 percent in August.

Eurozone visible trade surplus for August decreased from a year ago, defying expectations for an improvement, preliminary data from Eurostat showed Friday. The goods trade surplus in August was EUR 4.8 billion versus EUR 14.0 billion in the same period last year. Economists had forecast a surplus...

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