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Australia will on Wednesday release Q4 numbers for consumer prices, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Inflation is tipped to hold steady at 1.7 percent on year and rise from 0.5 percent to 0.6 percent on quarter. The Reserve Bank of Australia's trimmed mean is called unchanged...

consumerconfidence-012820.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. showed a notable improvement in the month of January, the Conference Board revealed in a report released on Tuesday. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index climbed to 131.6 in January from an upwardly revised 128.2 in December.

durablegoodsorders-012820.jpg New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods rebounded by much more than anticipated in the month of December, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday. The report said durable goods orders surged up by 2.4 percent in December after tumbling by a revised 3.1 percent in November. Economists had expected durable goods orders to rise by 0.5 percent.

New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods rebounded by much more than anticipated in the month of December, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday.

Ireland's retail sales rose in December after falling in the preceding month, data from the Central Statistics Office reported on Tuesday. The retail sales volume increased 3.6 percent month-on-month in December, after a 2.8 percent fall in November. In October, sales rose 0.4 percent. The value...

Sweden's producer prices rose to the highest level in four months in December, retail sales improved, and the trade balance registered a surplus, figures from Statistics Sweden showed on Tuesday. The producer price index rose 1.3 percent year-on-year in December, following a 1.2 percent increase...

Malta's producer price inflation rose in December after easing in the preceding month, data from the National Statistics Office showed on Tuesday. The producer price index rose 1.60 percent year-on-year in December, after a 1.42 percent rise in November. In October, prices had increased 2.23 percent....

Lithuania's retail sales growth eased in December after rising in the previous month, figures from the statistical office showed on Tuesday. Retail sales, excluding VAT, climbed a working-day adjusted 3.7 percent year-on-year in December, after a 4.5 percent rise in November. In October, retail sales...

UK retailers reported that sales volumes were flat for the third consecutive month in January and they expect no growth for next month, according to Distributive Trends Survey published by the Confederation of British Industry. The retail sales balance held steady at zero percent in January and the...

Spain's jobless rate declined to the lowest level since 2008, data from the statistical office INE showed Tuesday. The unemployment rate fell to 13.78 percent in the fourth quarter from 13.92 percent in the previous quarter. The rate was forecast to rise to 14 percent. This was the lowest since 2008. The...

Switzerland's exports declined further, while imports recovered in December, data from the Federal Customs Administration showed on Tuesday. Exports decreased by a real 3.4 percent month-on-month in December, following a 0.4 percent fall in November. Imports rose 0.2 percent in December, after...

preview-jan28.jpg Unemployment from Spain is due on Tuesday, headlining a very light day for the European economic news. At 3.00 am ET, Spain's INE publishes fourth quarter unemployment data. The jobless rate is seen at 14 percent versus 13.92 percent in the third quarter.

australiaflag-july18_27jan20.jpg Australia's business conditions weakened marginally in December signaling that activity stabilized in the fourth quarter, survey data from National Australia Bank showed Tuesday. The business conditions index fell one point to +3 in December. The indicator has remained below average and was also well below the level seen in early 2018.

Producer prices in Japan were up 2.1 percent on year in December, the Bank of Japan said on Tuesday - in line with expectations and unchanged from the previous month. Producer prices were flat on month after adding 0.2 percent in November. Among the individual components, prices were up for transportation,...

Australia is on Tuesday scheduled to see December results for the indexes for business confidence and business conditions from NAB, headlining a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In November, the index for business confidence came in with a score of 0, while business conditions was at...

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