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nahb-021919.jpg Reflecting growing consumer confidence and falling interest rates, the National Association of Home Builders released a report on Tuesday showing a significant increase in U.S. homebuilder confidence in the month of February.

Germany's investor confidence improved further to its highest level in five months in February, survey data from the ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research showed on Tuesday. The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany rose to -13.4 points from -15.0 points in January. Economists...

The UK employment hit a record high in December and wages grew at their fastest pace in a decade, figures from the Office for National Statistics showed on Tuesday. The employment rose by 167,000 to a record high of 32.60 million in the three months to December. Economists were looking for an increase...

Eurozone current account surplus weakened in December, as the surpluses in the visible trade, services and primary income accounts were partly offset by a deficit in the secondary income account, figures from the European Central Bank showed on Tuesday. The current account surplus declined to EUR...

UK households' assessment of their financial well-being fell to the lowest level in eleven months in February, survey data from the IHS Markit showed on Monday. The IHS Markit Household Finance Index, or HFI, fell to 43.4 from 44.7 in January, marking the lowest reading since March 2018. Job security...

Singapore's exports declined the most over two years in January, figures from Enterprise Singapore showed on Monday. Non-oil domestic exports, or NODX, dropped 10.1 percent year-on-year following an 8.5 percent decline in December. The latest decline was the biggest since 2016. NODX decreased for...

thailand-aug20_18feb19.jpg Thailand's economy expanded at the fastest pace six years in 2018, driven by stronger domestic demand that offset slowing export growth, but the momentum is likely to lose steam due to a general election and a sluggish global economy. Gross domestic product grew 4.1 percent in 2018, after a 4 percent expansion in the previous year, the National Economic and Social Development Council said Monday.

ukhouse-nov01_18feb19.jpg UK housing affordability improved at the fastest pace in eight years in February, but annual house price growth remained weak, survey data from the property market data website Rightmove showed on Monday. UK's annual average wage growth of 3.4 percent outstripped asking prices at the fastest rate since 2011, the survey found.

japan-machinery-orders-04072011-1.jpg The value of core machine orders in Japan eased 0.1 percent on month in December, the Cabinet Office said on Monday - exceeding expectations for a decline of 1.0 percent following the flat reading in November. On a yearly basis, core machine orders were up 0.9 percent - shy of forecasts for an increase...

The value of core machine orders in Japan was down 0.1 percent on month in December, the Cabinet Office said on Monday - beating expectations for a decline of 1.0 percent following the flat reading in November. On a yearly basis, core machine orders were up 0.9 percent - shy of forecasts for an increase...

The services sector in New Zealand continued to expand in January, and at a faster pace, the latest survey from BusinessNZ revealed on Monday with a Services PMI score of 56.3. That's up from 53.2 in December, and it moves further above the boom-or-bust level of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Among...

Japan will on Monday release December data for core machine orders, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Core machine orders are predicted to have fallen 1.1 percent on month and climbed 3.4 percent on year following the flat monthly reading and the 0.8 percent increase in...

consumer-021519.jpg After reporting a notable deterioration in U.S. consumer sentiment in the previous month, the University of Michigan released preliminary data on Friday showing a bigger than expected rebound in sentiment in the month of February.

industrial-production-021519.jpg Industrial production in the U.S. unexpectedly decreased in the month of January, the Federal Reserve revealed in a report released on Friday. The Fed said industrial production fell by 0.6 percent in January after inching up by a downwardly revised 0.1 percent in December.

empire-state2-011519.jpg A report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Friday showed a notable rebound in the pace of growth in regional manufacturing activity in the month of February.

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