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consumer sentiment3 012723 Revised data released by the University of Michigan on Friday showed consumer sentiment in the U.S. improved by slightly more than initially estimated in the month of January. The report showed the consumer sentiment index for January was upwardly revised to 64.9 from the preliminary reading of 64.6. Economists had expected the index to be unrevised.

pending home sales 012723 After reporting decreases in U.S. pending home sales for six straight months, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Friday showing pending home sales unexpectedly rebounded in the month of December. NAR said its pending home sales index jumped by 2.5 percent to 76.9 in December after tumbling by 2.6 percent to a revised 75.0 in November.

personal income3 012723 Personal income in the U.S. increased in line with economist estimates in the month of December, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The report said personal income inched up by 0.2 percent in December after rising by a downwardly revised 0.3 percent in November.

Mexico's foreign trade surplus increased in December from a year ago, as exports grew faster than imports, data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography showed on Friday. The trade surplus for December was $984 million, up from $603 million in the corresponding month last year. Exports...

Personal income in the U.S. increased in line with economist estimates in the month of December, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday.

Austria's manufacturing contraction continued to moderate at the start of the year, as supply constraints and falling demand woes eased amid cooling inflationary pressures, according to S&P Global survey data released on Friday. The UniCredit Bank Austria manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose...

eurozone 112819 27jan23 Eurozone M3 money supply growth eased more than expected in December and credit to the private sector grew at a slower rate, the European Central Bank said on Friday, suggesting that the interest rate hikes are starting to take effect on the real economy.

Ireland's retail sales remained unchanged at the end of the year, after falling in the previous month, damped by a slump in sales of clothing and footwear and textiles, data from the Central Statistics Office showed on Friday. The volume of retail sales showed no variation over the month, following...

Lithuania's retail sales decreased for the eighth straight month in December, as both food and non-food sales declined, figures from the statistical office showed on Friday. Retail sales, excluding VAT, fell a calendar-adjusted 6.2 percent year-on-year in December, following a 1.5 percent decrease...

Hungary's unemployment rate increased marginally during the October to December period, data from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed on Friday. The unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent in October-December from 3.8 percent in September-November. In the same period last year, the jobless...

Slovakia's producer prices continued to increase in December, albeit at a softer rate due to lower energy prices, figures from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed on Friday. The producer price index rose 22.3 percent year-on-year in December, after a 23.5 percent growth in November. The...

Italy's industrial sales increased for the first time in three months amid strong turnover in the capital and consumer goods segments, data from the statistical office Istat showed on Friday. Industrial turnover rose 0.9 percent month-over-month in November, in contrast to the 0.8 percent fall in...

Norway's retail sales declined at the end of the year after a rebound in November, largely due to a plunge in sales of information and communication technology equipment, preliminary data from Statistics Norway showed on Friday. Separate official data revealed that household spending logged a remarkable...

Spain's economy expanded more than expected in the final three months of 2022, underpinned mainly by state spending, while investments shrunk, preliminary figures from the statistical office INE showed Friday.

Finland's jobless rate increased at the end of the year after falling marginally in November, figures from Statistics Finland showed on Friday. The jobless rate rose to 6.7 percent in December from 5.9 percent in November.  In the same month last year, the unemployment rate was also 6.7 percent. The...

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