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ukpmi-aug03_21feb20.jpg UK manufacturing grew at the fastest pace in 10 months in February, while the services sector expanded at the slowest pace in two months, leading to stable growth of the private sector survey data showed Friday. The flash IHS Markit / CIPS Flash UK Composite Purchasing Managers' Index showed a reading...

existing-homesales2-022120.jpg Existing home sales in the U.S. pulled back in January after jumping in December, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Friday, with existing home sales continuing a fluctuating pattern of monthly increases and declines.

eurozoneflag-july24_21feb20.jpg Euro area private sector grew for a third straight month and at the fastest pace in six months in February, mainly led by further expansion of the services sector, though there were signs of demand and production being hurt by the coronavirus outbreak in China. Elsewhere on Friday, final data from...

Ireland wholesale prices declined to the lowest in five months in January, data from the Central Statistics Office showed on Friday. The wholesale price index fell 4.3 percent year-on-year in January, following a 3.2 percent decline in December. The latest decline was the lowest since August,...

Latvia's producer prices fell for the fourth month in a row in January, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed on Friday. The producer price index fell 1.3 percent year-on-year in January, following a 1.1 percent decrease in December. Among components, prices in manufacturing declined...

Poland's retail sales growth slowed in January, figures from Statistics Poland showed on Friday. Retail sales rose 3.4 percent year-on-year in January, after a 6.9 percent increase in the same month last year. Textiles, clothing, footwear grew 10.5 percent annually in January and those of furniture,...

Italy's consumer price inflation remained stable in January, data from the statistical office Istat showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.5 percent year-on-year in January, same as seen in December. In the initial estimate, inflation was 0.6 percent. The core inflation excluding prices...

Japan's private sector declined in February at the strongest pace since April 2014, driven by the contraction in services output, survey results from IHS Markit showed on Friday. The au Jibun Bank flash composite output index fell to 47.0 in February from 50.1 in January. A score below 50 indicates...

Austria's consumer price inflation rose in January, figures from Statistics Austria showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 2.0 percent year-on-year in January, following a 1.7 percent increase in December. Prices for housing, water and energy grew 3.0 percent annually in January. Prices...

Japan's all industry activity remained unchanged in December, figures from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed on Friday. The all industry activity index remained unchanged month-on-month in December, after a 0.9 percent rise in November. Economists had expected a 0.3 percent rise. Among...

Malaysia's consumer price inflation rose in January, figures from the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 1.6 percent year-on-year in January following a 1.0 percent increase in December. This was in line with economists' expectation. Among the main groups,...

Japan's inflation slowed in January after rising in the previous month, data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs showed on Friday. The consumer price index increased 0.7 percent year-on-year in January, slower than 0.8 percent rise in the preceding month. This was in line with economists' expectation....

Japan is on Friday scheduled to release January figures for consumer prices, headlining a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Overall inflation is expected to gain 0.7 percent on year, slowing from 0.8 percent in December. Core CPI is tipped to gain an annual 0.8 percent, up from 0.7 percent...

leading-index-022020.jpg Indicating the current economic expansion will continue through the first half of 2020, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing a much bigger than expected increase by its reading on leading U.S. economic indicators.

phillyfed-022020.jpg Partly reflecting a jump in demand, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released a report on Thursday unexpectedly showing another substantial acceleration in the pace of growth in Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity in the month of February.

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