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Germany's private sector grew at its slowest pace in nearly six years, led by a sharp decline in manufacturing, flash data from IHS Markit revealed on Friday. The composite output index fell to a 69-month low of 51.5 in March from 52.8 in February. Economists had forecast a rise of 52.7. Any...

wholesale-inventories2-032219.jpg Wholesale inventories in the U.S. increased by much more than anticipated in the month of January, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The report said wholesale inventories surged up by 1.2 percent in January after jumping by 1.1 percent in December.

France private sector activity dropped to its lowest level in two months in March with both manufacturing and services falling, amid an intensified decline in new order and exports, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Friday. The flash Composite Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, which combines...

existing-homesales-032219.jpg After reporting existing home sales at their lowest level in over three years in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Friday showing a substantial rebound in existing home sales in the month of February.

eurozonepmi-oct24_22mar19.jpg Eurozone private sector expanded at the slowest pace in two months in March, amid a deepening downturn in manufacturing, defying expectations for a modest improvement, suggesting that the growth momentum is set to remain sluggish in the 19-nation economy. The flash Eurozone Composite Purchasing Managers' Index rose to a two-month low of 51.3 from 51.9 in February.

Malaysia's consumer prices declined at a slower pace in February, as a decrease in transport costs was offset by increases in utility and food prices, figures from the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. The consumer price index fell 0.4 percent year-on-year in February after a 0.7 percent...

Eurozone's current account surplus grew in January from the previous month, preliminary data from the European Central Bank showed on Friday. The current account surplus rose to EUR 37 billion from EUR 16 billion in December. Surpluses in goods, services and primary income accounts were partly...

Eurozone private sector expanded at the slowest pace in two months in March amid a deepening downturn in manufacturing, defying expectations for a modest improvement, flash data from IHS Markit's purchasing managers' survey showed on Friday. The flash Eurozone Composite Purchasing Managers' Index...

The manufacturing sector in Japan continued to contract at a steady pace, the latest survey from Nikkei revealed on Friday with a manufacturing PMI score of 48.9. That's unchanged from the February reading and it remains beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Individually,...

Overall nationwide inflation in Japan was up 0.2 percent on year in February, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That was shy of expectations for an increase of 0.3 percent and unchanged from the January reading. Core inflation, which excludes volatile food prices,...

Japan will on Friday release February figures for nationwide consumer prices, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Overall inflation is tipped to add 0.3 percent on year, up from 0.2 percent in January. Core CPI, which excludes volatile food prices, is called steady at 0.8...

leading-index3-032119.jpg Reflecting accommodative financial conditions and a rebound in stock prices, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing its reading on leading U.S. economic indicators rose for the first time in five months in February.

ukbank-sep12_21mar19.jpg Bank of England policymakers decided that it was appropriate to keep the interest rate and monetary stimulus unchanged this month as UK lawmakers scramble to secure an extension of the deadline for leaving the European Union. The bank also released results of a survey which showed that "a significantly greater number of companies had judged themselves ready for a no-deal, no-transition Brexit.

philly-fed1-032119.jpg After reporting an unexpected contraction in regional manufacturing activity in the previous month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released a report on Thursday showing its index of manufacturing activity rebounded by much more than anticipated in March.

jobless-claims1-032119.jpg A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by more than expected in the week ended March 16th. The report said initial jobless claims dropped to 221,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week's revised level of 230,000.

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