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Austria's manufacturing activity contracted for the second straight month in September amid a sharp downturn in new orders and rising inflation caused by higher energy prices, survey results from S&P Global showed on Wednesday. The UniCredit Bank manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index remained steady...

Italy's consumer confidence weakened more-than-expected in September to reach its lowest level in over two years, survey results from the statistical office Istat showed on Wednesday. The consumer confidence index fell to 94.8 in September from 98.3 in August. Economists had forecast the index to...

Japan's leading index weakened more than initially estimated in July, final data from the Cabinet Office showed on Wednesday. The leading index, which measures the future economic activity, fell to 98.9 in July from 100.3 in June. In the initial estimate, the reading was 99.6. The latest score was...

French consumer confidence weakened more-than-expected in September and fell back to July's 9-year low after rebounding slightly in August, monthly survey results from the statistical office Insee showed on Wednesday. The consumer confidence index fell to 79.0 in September from 82.0 in August. Economists...

Denmark's retail sales increased for the second successive month in August, though marginally, figures from Statistics Denmark showed on Wednesday. Retail sales edged up 0.1 percent month-on-month in August, after rising 0.2 percent in July. Sales of food and other groceries increased 1.5 percent...

germany may25 28sep22 Germany's consumer sentiment is set to fall again to a fresh record low in October as high inflation amid rising energy prices hit income expectations, and in turn, consumer spending, survey results from the market research group GfK showed on Wednesday. The consumer confidence index plunged to -42.5 in October from revised -36.8 in the previous month. The score was also weaker than the economi

Norway's retail sales increased in August, after falling in the previous month, figures from Statistics Norway showed on Wednesday. Retail sales, except motor vehicles and motorcycles, rose a seasonally adjusted 0.7 percent month-on-month in August, reversing a revised 2.0 percent fall in July. Sales...

Sweden's retail sales declined for the fourth straight month in August, figures from Statistics Sweden showed on Wednesday. Retail sales fell a working-day adjusted 5.1 percent year-on-year in August, faster than the 3.8 percent decrease in July. Sales of durable goods dropped 9.0 percent annually...

preview oct12 28sep22 Consumer confidence data from Germany and France are the only major reports due on Wednesday. At 2.00 am ET, the market research group GfK is slated to issue consumer sentiment survey data for October. The sentiment index is seen at -39.0 versus -36.5 in September.

The value of retail sales in Australia was up a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent on month in August, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - coming in at A$34.881 billion. That beat forecasts for a gain of 0.4 percent following the 1.3 percent increase in July. Individually, food...

The Bank of Japan will on Wednesday release the minutes from its monetary policy meeting on July 20 and 21, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. At the meeting, the BoJ voted 8-1 to maintain a negative interest rate of -0.1 percent on current accounts that financial institutions...

Sweden's producer prices rose at the fastest rate in August and trade deficit increased from last year, figures from Statistics Sweden showed on Tuesday. The producer price index grew 22.0 percent year-on-year in August, following a 20.4 percent rise in July. Import prices increased 31.7 percent...

consumer confidence 092722 Consumer confidence in the U.S. improved much more than expected in the month of September, the Conference Board revealed in a report released on Tuesday. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index climbed to 108.0 in September from an upwardly revised 103.6 in August.

new home sales 092722 New home sales in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a substantial rebound in the month of August, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday. The report showed new home sales skyrocketed by 28.8 percent to an annual rate of 685,000 in August after plunging by 8.6 percent to a revised rate of 532,000 in July.

durable goods orders2 092722 A report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday showed a modest decrease in new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods in the month of August. The Commerce Department said durable goods orders slipped by 0.2 percent in August after edging down by 0.1 percent in July. Economists had expected durable goods orders to decline by 0.4 percent.

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