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consumer sentiment2 093022 Consumer sentiment in the U.S. improved by less than initially estimated in the month of September, according to revised data released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The University of Michigan said the consumer sentiment index for September was downwardly revised to 58.6 from the preliminary estimate of 59.5.

UK house price inflation eased unexpectedly in September, with a stronger slowdown expected in the coming months as high inflation squeezed consumer budgets, survey results from the Nationwide Building Society showed on Friday. The house price index climbed 9.5 percent year-over-year in September,...

chicagopmi 093022 Chicago-area business activity unexpectedly contracted in the month of September, according to a report released by MNI Indicators on Friday. MNI Indicators said its Chicago business barometer slumped to 45.7 in September from 52.2 in August, with a reading below 50 indicating contraction. Economists had expected the business barometer to edge down to 51.8.

personalincome 093022 Personal income in the U.S. increased in line with economist estimates in the month of August, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The Commerce Department said personal income rose by 0.3 percent in August, matching the upwardly revised increase in July as well as expectations.

A measure signaling future turning points in the Swiss economy increased unexpectedly in September, though marginally, results of a survey by the KOF Swiss Economic Institute showed Friday. The economic barometer remained almost unchanged in September, rising 0.3 points from August to 93.8. Economists...

UK mortgage approvals increased unexpectedly to a seven-month high in August despite the cost of living crisis, data released by the Bank of England showed on Friday. The number of mortgages approved in August increased to 74,300 from 63,700 in July. Approvals were forecast to fall to 62,000.

Germany's unemployment increased in September albeit at a slower pace, data from the Federal Labor Agency revealed Friday. The number of people out of work increased 14,000 after climbing 26,000 in August. This was also smaller than the expected rise of 20,000. At the same time, the unemployment...

Italy's consumer price inflation accelerated more-than-expected in September, while the jobless rate dropped marginally for the second straight month in August to the lowest level in more than two years, preliminary data from the statistical office showed on Friday. The consumer price index climbed...

eurozoneflag feb01 30sep22 Eurozone inflation moved into double-digits for the first time on record in September as the single currency bloc struggles to meet energy needs amid an acute shortage, official data revealed on Friday. Inflation advanced to 10.0 percent in September from 9.1 percent in August, Eurostat reported. The rate exceeded economists' forecast of 9.7 percent.

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

rbi 040617 30sep22 The Reserve Bank of India lifted its benchmark rate for the fourth straight session, in a bid to combat high inflation and the decline in the rupee to a record low as the emerging markets encounter spillover effects from the policy normalization in advanced economies. The Monetary Policy Committee voted 5-1 to hike its key interest rate, the repo, by 50 basis points to 5.90 percent.

Finland's trade deficit widened less than initially estimated in August, final figures from the Finnish Customs showed on Friday. Trade deficit rose to EUR 1.247 billion in August from EUR 428 million in the same month last year. In the initial estimate, the trade deficit was EUR 1.255 billion. Exports...

Dutch harmonized consumer price inflation accelerated further in September, while retail sales rose at a softer pace in August, data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Friday. The harmonized index of consumer prices rose 17.1 percent year-on-year following a 13.7 percent increase...

Spanish retail sales showed no variations in August, after falling in the previous month, preliminary data from the statistical office INE showed Friday. Retail sales remained flat in August from last year, following a 0.5 percent decline in July. Sales of non-food products decreased 3.3 percent,...

France's consumer price inflation eased unexpectedly to a 4-month low in September, while producer prices continued to increase sharply in August, flash data from the statistical office Insee showed on Friday. Consumer price inflation slowed to 5.6 percent in September from 5.9 percent in August....

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