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new home sales 092421 A report released by the Commerce Department on Friday showed an unexpected increase in U.S. new home sales in the month of August. The Commerce Department said new home sales jumped by 1.5 percent to an annual rate of 740,000 in August after spiking by 6.4 percent to an upwardly revised rate of 729,000 in July.

Taiwan's export orders increased more than expected in August, data from the Ministry of Economic Affairs showed on Friday. Export orders advanced 17.6 percent year-on-year in August. Economists had expected a 20.7 percent growth. Orders for mineral products accelerated 112.4 percent annually in...

Italy's consumer confidence improved in September, survey results from the statistical office Istat showed on Friday. The consumer confidence index rose to 119.6 in September from 116.2 in August. Economists had expected a score of 115.8. The manufacturing confidence index decreased to 113.0 in...

Sweden's producer prices continued to increase in August, figures from Statistics Sweden showed on Friday. The producer price index grew 14.2 percent year-on-year in August, following a 13.5 percent rise in July. Prices rose for the eight month in a row. Import prices increased 11.9 percent yearly...

UK retail sales grew at the slowest pace in six months in September, the latest Distributive Trades Survey data from the Confederation of British Industry showed on Friday. The retail sales balance plunged to +60 percent in September from +11 percent in August. This was also below the expected level...

germanyifo july25 24sep21 German business confidence weakened for the third straight month in September as the supply bottlenecks weighed on the manufacturing sector, survey results from the ifo Institute showed on Friday. The business climate index dropped to 98.8 in September from 99.6 in August. The score was forecast to fall to 98.9.

The Czech economic confidence decreased in September, survey results from the Czech Statistical Office showed on Friday. The economic sentiment index fell to 96.2 in September from 98.6 in August. The business confidence index decreased to 95.3 in September from 97.1 in the previous month. The...

Turkey's manufacturing capacity utilization rate rose in September, figures from the Turkish central bank showed on Friday. The capacity utilization rate rose to 77.8 percent in September from 77.1 percent in August. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the capacity utilization rate increased to 77.8...

German business confidence weakened for the third straight month in September, survey results from the ifo Institute showed on Friday. The business climate index dropped to 98.8 in September from 99.6 in August. The score was forecast to fall to 98.9. Companies were less satisfied with their current...

UK consumer confidence weakened to a five-month low in September as consumers were concerned about personal financial situation as well as wider economic prospects, survey results from the market research group GfK showed on Friday. The consumer confidence index fell to -13 from -8 in August. This...

Singapore's industrial production increased at a softer pace in August, data from the Economic Development Board showed on Friday. Industrial output grew 11.2 percent year-on-year in August, after a 16.4 percent rise in July. Production was forecast to increase 8.8 percent. Excluding biomedical...

Finland's producer price inflation accelerated in August, data from Statistics Finland showed on Tuesday. Producer prices increased 15.5 percent year-on-year in August, after a 14.8 percent rise in July. The increase in the producer prices for manufactured products was particularly attributable...

Japan's private sector continued to contract in September but at a slower pace, flash survey results from IHS Markit showed on Friday. The au Jibun Bank composite output index rose to 47.7 in September from 45.5 in the previous month. A score below 50.0 indicates contraction. The service sector...

Malaysia's consumer prices inflation eased in August, data from the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. Consumer price inflation eased to 2.0 percent in August from 2.2 percent in July. Economists had expected the inflation to remain unchanged at 2.2 percent. Prices rose for the seventh...

preview3 23sep21 Business confidence data from Germany is due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 3.00 am ET, manufacturing confidence survey results are due from Turkey.

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