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Australia will on Thursday release December figures for building approvals, headlining a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Approvals are expected to surge 18.5 percent after sinking 8.8 percent in November. Japan will provide January numbers for money stocks; in December, the M2 money...

wholesale inventories 020823 Wholesale inventories in the U.S. edged slightly higher in the month of December, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday. The Commerce Department said wholesale inventories inched up by 0.1 percent in December after climbing by 0.9 percent in November. The uptick matched economist estimates.

Portugal's unemployment rate increased in the fourth quarter, figures from Statistics Portugal showed on Wednesday. The jobless rate rose to 6.5 percent in the fourth quarter from 5.8 percent in the third quarter. In the corresponding period last year, the unemployment rate was 6.1 percent. The...

ukunemployment dec17 08feb23 Ongoing economic uncertainty coupled with the cost pressures forced the British employers to take a more cautious approach on staff hiring, a survey report compiled by S&P Global showed Wednesday. Permanent staff appointments declined for the fourth consecutive month, albeit at a weaker pace as firms often preferred to take temporary staff to fill vacancies, the KPMG/REC Report on Jobs, based on

italyflag nov16 08feb23 Italian retail sales decreased slightly at the end of the year after recovering in the previous month, driven by a fall in non-food goods, data from the statistical office ISTAT showed on Wednesday. The value of retail sales dropped 0.2 percent month-on-month in December, reversing a 0.8 percent rebound in November. Economists had forecast a 0.8 percent fall.

Sweden's household spending logged its worst decline in nearly two years in December amid the rising inflationary pressures, figures from Statistics Sweden showed on Wednesday. Household spending fell a working day adjusted 1.8 percent year-on-year in December, following a 0.7 percent drop in November....

Malaysia's retail sales growth eased for the sixth straight month in December, though marginally, data from the statistical office showed on Wednesday. The value of retail sales logged an annual growth of 22.7 percent in December, following a 22.8 percent gain in November. Further, this was the...

francefalg april30 08feb23 After seven quarters of expansion, France payroll employment remained unchanged at the end of the year as weak economic activity dampened job creation particularly in market services, flash data revealed Wednesday. Private payroll employment held steady in the fourth quarter, following a 0.6 percent rise in the third quarter, the statistical office INSEE reported.

indonesiaflag may05 08feb23 Indonesia's consumer sentiment rose for the second month in a row in January to its strongest level since August, as business and employment expectations grew, survey data from the Bank Indonesia showed Wednesday. The Consumer Confidence Index rose to 123.0 from 119.9 in December. The improvement in the consumer morale is in sync with the other main economic indicators.

rbi aug07 08feb23 India's central bank softened its pace of monetary policy tightening after inflation returned to the target band and the economy continued to remain resilient despite risks emanating from external environment. At the end of its three-day monetary policy meeting, the Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank of India decided to raise the policy repo rate by 25 bps to 6.50 percent.

Sweden's industrial production contracted for the second straight month in December, data from Statistics Sweden showed on Wednesday. Industrial production fell a calendar-adjusted 2.5 percent year-over-year in December, following a 0.6 percent drop in August. The latest downward trend was driven...

The Philippines' jobless rate increased for the first time in four months in December, though marginally, figures from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed on Wednesday. The unemployment rose to 4.3 in December from 4.2 percent in November. However, it was still the second lowest rate since...

A measure of the public assessment of the current situation of the Japanese economy weakened somewhat at the start of the year, while the outlook improved to the strongest level in eight months, survey data from the Cabinet Office showed on Wednesday. The current conditions index of the Economy Watchers'...

preview3 08feb23 Retail sales data from Italy is the major statistical report due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, Statistics Sweden is scheduled to release industrial output, new orders and household consumption data for December.

India's central bank raised its benchmark rates for the sixth consecutive meeting, as widely expected, on Wednesday. At the end of its three-day monetary policy meeting, the Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank of India decided to raise the policy repo rate by 25 bps to 6.50 percent. Four...

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