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Germany's construction sector continued to contract in June led by ongoing weakness in new orders linked in part to the coronavirus, or Covid-19 pandemic, survey data from IHS Markit showed Monday. The construction Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 41.3 in June from 40.1 in May. However, a score...

Indonesia's households were less pessimistic in June, thanks to stronger expectations on the future economic situation, as the restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, or Covid-19, were eased, survey results from the Bank Indonesia showed on Monday. The consumer confidence index...

The Netherlands' consumer confidence improved in June after weakening sharply in the previous month, after the lockdown restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, or Covid-19, were eased, survey data from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Monday. The consumer confidence...

Germany's factory orders rebounded on strong domestic and foreign demand in May as containment measures taken to curb the spread of coronavirus were relaxed, data from Destatis revealed Monday. Factory orders advanced 10.4 percent month-on-month in May, reversing a sharp revised 26.2 percent fall...

New Zealand commodity prices decreased in June after recovering a month ago, data from ANZ showed Monday. The world commodity price index dropped 0.7 percent on a monthly basis, in contrast to an increase of 1.1 percent in May. Year-on-year, commodity prices slid 5.2 percent after easing 8.2...

Australia's job advertisement registered a record growth in June after easing of restrictions related to the covid-19, data from ANZ showed Monday. Job ads increased 42 percent on a monthly basis in June, following a 0.3 percent decrease in May. However, job advertisement decreased by 44.6 percent...

germanypreview aug14 05jul20 Factory orders from Germany and retail sales from euro area are due on Monday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, Destatis is slated to issue Germany's factory orders data. Orders are forecast to climb 15 percent on month in May, in contrast to a 25.8 percent decline posted in April.

The private sector in Hong Kong continued to contract in June, albeit at a much slower rate, the latest survey from IHS Markey revealed on Monday with a PMI score of 49.6. That's up from 43.9 in May, although it remains beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Individually,...

Australia will on Monday see June data for job ads from ANZ and for the inflation forecast from TD Securities, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In May, job ads were up 0.5 percent on month and the inflation forecast suggested a drop of 1.2 percent. Hong Kong will see June...

Spain's service sector returned to growth in June following the unprecedented declines in activity caused by the coronavirus pandemic, survey data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The services Purchasing Managers' Index climbed sharply to 50.2 in June from 27.9 in May. A score above 50 indicates expansion....

South Africa's private sector contracted at a softer pace in June as the government relaxed the lockdown restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, or Covid-19, pandemic, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Friday. The headline Purchasing Managers' Index rose to a three-month high...

Turkey's consumer prices and producer price inflation increased in June, figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Friday. The consumer prices index rose 12.62 percent year-on-year in June, following an 11.39 percent increase in May. Economists had expected a 12.9 percent rise. Prices...

Italy's service sector continued to shrink in June but the pace of downturn eased markedly as restrictions to combat the coronavirus disease pandemic were loosened, survey data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The services Purchasing Managers' Index advanced sharply to 46.4 in June from 28.9 in May....

Sweden's services sector improved in June, survey data from Swedbank and the logistics association SILF showed on Friday. The Purchasing Managers' Index for the services sector increased to 49.2 in June from 41.6 in May. However, any reading below 50 indicates contraction in the sector. "The rapid...

eurozonepmi nov23 03jul20 Eurozone private sector activity rebounded in June, as businesses reopened despite challenging economic conditions posed by the coronavirus pandemic, final data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The final composite output index climbed to 48.5 in June from 31.9 in the previous month. The flash score was 47.5. Both manufacturing output and service sector activity continued to fall in June.

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