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ukunemployment dec17 25nov20 UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on Wednesday boosted spending on infrastructure and plans to create jobs for the unemployed as official forecasts pointed to the worst economic contraction in over 300 years due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

personal income 112520 The Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing a decrease in U.S. personal income in the month of October. The report said personal income fell by 0.7 percent in October after climbing by a downwardly revised 0.7 percent in September.

us consumer 112520 Revised data released by the University of Michigan on Wednesday showed consumer sentiment in the U.S. deteriorated by slightly more than expected in the month of November. The report said the consumer sentiment index for November was downwardly revised to 76.9 from a preliminary reading of 77.0.

new home sales 112520 New home sales in the U.S. unexpectedly edged lower in the month of October, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday. The Commerce Department said new home sales dipped by 0.3 percent to an annual rate of 999,000 in October after inching up by 0.1 percent to a revised rate of 1.002 million in September.

durable goods 112520 New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods increased by more than expected in the month of October, the Commerce Department revealed in a report on Wednesday. The Commerce Department said durable goods orders jumped by 1.3 percent in October after spiking by 2.1 percent in September. Economists had expected durable goods orders to climb by 0.9 percent.

jobless claims 112520 Fist-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased in the week ended November 21st, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday. The report said initial jobless claims climbed to 778,000, an increase of 30,000 from the previous week's revised level of 748,000.

A report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday showed the spike in gross domestic product in the third quarter was unrevised from the initial estimate.

New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods increased by more than expected in the month of October, the Commerce Department revealed in a report on Wednesday.

Fist-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased in the week ended November 21st, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday.

South Africa's inflation increased to the highest in seven months in October, figures from Statistics South Africa showed on Wednesday. The consumer price index rose 3.3 percent year-on-year in October, after a 3.0 percent increase in September. Economists had expected the inflation to remain at 3.1...

Austria's production index declined at a softer pace in September, amid a fall in both industrial production and construction output, data from Statistics Austria showed on Wednesday. The production index decreased 1.4 percent year-on-year in September, following a 2.6 percent fall in August. Industrial...

Poland's jobless rate remained unchanged in October, data from Statistics Poland showed on Wednesday. The registered jobless rate was 6.1 percent in October, same as seen in September. This was in line with economists' expectation. In the same month last year, the unemployment rate was 5.1 percent. The...

Spain's producer prices continued to declined in October, data from the statistical office INE showed on Wednesday. Producer prices declined 4.1 percent year-on-year in October, following a 3.3 percent decrease seen in September. Excluding energy, producer prices rose 0.2 percent yearly in October. On...

Malta's producer prices fell for the second straight month in October, data from the National Statistics Office showed on Wednesday. The producer price index fell 0.62 percent year-on-year in October, following a 0.98 percent decrease in September. Prices for intermediate goods declined 2.31 percent...

The European Central Bank said lenders might require higher loan loss provisioning amid missed payments and rising number of corporate defaults. In the latest Financial Stability Review, released Wednesday, the ECB said since the global financial crisis, weak profitability prospects continue to weigh...

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