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nahb-111819.jpg After reporting an unexpected improvement in U.S. homebuilder confidence in the previous month, the National Association of Home Builders released a report on Monday showing confidence edged slightly lower in the month of November. The report said the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index slipped to 70 in November after climbing to 71 in October.

Thailand's economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace in the third quarter and the government cut its growth forecast for this year. Gross domestic product grew 2.4 percent year-on-year, data from the National Economic and Social Development Council showed Monday, which was slower than the 2.6...

Germany's economy is set to remain weak in the final three months of the year, but a recession is unlikely, the Bundesbank said in its monthly report on Monday. The bank expects "The current period of weakness in the German economy to continue in the final quarter of 2019".

A measure of UK household finance remained unchanged in November and continued to signal a negative assessment, data from IHS Markit showed on Monday. The household finance index remained unchanged at 44.4 in November, same as in October, remaining indicative of a negative assessment towards current...

Nigeria's consumer price inflation rose to the highest level in seventeen months in October, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Monday. The consumer price index rose 11.61 percent in October, following a 11.24 percent increase in September. A similar rate of inflation was seen...

Hong Kong's jobless rate rose during the August to October period, data from the Census and Statistics Department showed on Monday. The unemployment rate increased to 3.1 percent during the August to October period from 2.9 percent during the three-month ended in September. The number of unemployed...

centarlbkchina-june25_18nov19.jpg China's central bank unexpectedly cut its short-term lending rate on Monday, which was the first reduction in over four years, in a bid to boost slowing growth. The People's Bank of China lowered the seven-day repurchase rate to 2.50 percent from 2.55 percent. That was the first cut since October 2015.

Czech producer price inflation eased in October, figures from the Czech Statistical Office showed on Monday. The producer price index rose 0.9 percent year-on-year in October, after a 1.9 percent increase in September. Among the main components, prices for electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning...

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports continued to decline in October, data from Enterprise Singapore showed on Monday. Non-oil domestic exports decreased 12.3 percent year-on-year in October, following a 8.1 percent fall in September. Economists had expected a 10.0 percent drop. Electronic NODX...

Japan is on Monday scheduled to release Q3 numbers for housing loans, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In the three months prior, housing loans were up 2.2 percent on year. Japan also will see October figures for condominium sales; in September, sales plummeted 30.0 percent...

The services sector in New Zealand continued to expand in October, and at a faster rate, the latest survey from BusinessNZ revealed on Monday with a Performance of Services Index score of 55.4. That's up from the upwardly revised 54.5 in September (originally 54.4) and it moves farther above the boom-or-bust...

business-inventories-111519.jpg A report released by the Commerce Department on Friday showed business inventories in the U.S. were virtually unchanged in the month of September. The Commerce Department said business inventories came in unchanged in September after edging down by 0.1 percent in August. Economist had expected inventories to inch up by 0.1 percent.

industrial-production-111519.jpg Industrial production in the U.S. fell by much more than expected in the month of October, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve on Friday, with manufacturing production showing a notable decrease due to the since-resolved strike at General Motors. The Fed said industrial production tumbled by 0.8 percent in October after falling by a revised 0.3 percent in September.

empirestate-111519.jpg A report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Friday unexpectedly showed a modest slowdown in the pace of growth in regional manufacturing activity in the month of November. The New York Fed said its headline general business conditions index edged down to 2.9 in November from 4.0 in October, although a positive reading still indicates an increase in regional manufacturing activity.

import-export-111519.jpg Import prices in the U.S. fell by much more than expected in the month of October, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday. The Labor Department said import prices slid by 0.5 percent in October after inching up by a revised 0.1 percent in September. Economists had expected import prices to dip by 0.2 percent.

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