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ecbank sep12 14may21 Policymakers are looking forward to review the Eurozone economic and inflation outlook, and the duration to continue stimulus in the monetary policy session in June, the minutes of the latest rate-setting session of the European Central Bank showed Friday.

consumer sentiment 051421 Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has unexpectedly decreased in the month of May, according to preliminary data released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report showed the consumer sentiment index dropped to 82.8 in May from 88.3 in April. The decrease surprised economists, who had expected the index to rise to 90.4.

business inventories3 051421 The Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing business inventories in the U.S. increased in line with economist estimates in the month of March. The report said business inventories rose by 0.3 percent in March after climbing by an upwardly revised 0.6 percent in February.

ism manufacturing 113018 14may21 Industrial production in the U.S. increased by less than expected in the month of April, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve on Friday. The report said industrial production climbed by 0.7 percent in April after soaring by an upwardly revised 2.4 percent in March.

import price 051421 A report released by the Labor Department on Friday showed U.S. import prices increased by slightly more than expected in the month of April. The Labor Department said import prices climbed by 0.7 percent in April after surging by an upwardly revised 1.4 percent in March.

retail sales2 051421 After reporting a sharp increase in U.S. retail sales in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing retail sales were unchanged in the month of April. The Commerce Department said retail sales were virtually unchanged in April after soaring by an upwardly revised 10.7 percent in March.

Hong Kong's economy grew at the fastest pace in more than a decade in the first quarter of 2021, revised data from the Census and Statistics Department showed on Friday. Ending six consecutive quarters of contraction, gross domestic product grew by revised 7.9 percent year-on-year in the first quarter,...

A report released by the Labor Department on Friday showed U.S. import prices increased by slightly more than expected in the month of April.

After reporting a sharp increase in U.S. retail sales in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing retail sales were unchanged in the month of April.

Poland's consumer price inflation rose to the highest level in thirteen months in April, preliminary data from Statistics Poland showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 4.3 percent year-on-year in April, following a 3.2 percent increase in March. the latest inflation was the highest since...

Poland's economy recovered in the first quarter, flash estimate from Statistics Poland showed on Friday. Gross domestic product expanded 0.9 percent sequentially in the first quarter, reversing a 0.5 percent fall in the fourth quarter. GDP had advanced 7.5 percent in the third quarter of 2020. The...

Spain's consumer price inflation accelerated to the highest level in more than two years, as initially estimated, in April, final results from the statistical office INE showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 2.2 percent year-on-year, following a 1.3 percent increase in March. The rate...

Finland's consumer price inflation increased in April, data from Statistics Finland showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 2.05 percent year-on-year in April, following a 1.33 percent in March. Prices of petrol, diesel, long-distance train journeys, and cigarettes were higher from a year...

The manufacturing sector in New Zealand continued to expand in April, albeit at a slower pace, the latest survey from BusinessNZ revealed on Friday with a Performance of Manufacturing Index score of 58.4. That's down from 63.6 in March, although it remains well above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that...

Export prices in South Korea were up 10.6 percent on year in April, the Bank of Korea said on Friday - after rising 5.9 percent in the previous month. Import prices spiked an annual 15.0 percent in April after climbing 9.0 percent a month earlier. Individually, export prices for agricultural and...

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