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new home sales 072621 New home sales in the U.S. unexpectedly showed another steep drop in the month of June, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday. The report said new home sales tumbled by 6.6 percent to an annual rate of 676,000 in June after plunging by 7.8 percent to a revised rate of 724,000 in May.

The current monetary stimulus should be maintained for several quarters at least, and probably longer, Gertjan Vlieghe, an external monetary policy committee member of the Bank of England, said Monday. "And when tightening does become appropriate, I suspect not much of it will be needed, given the...

germany may25 26jul21 German business confidence weakened unexpectedly in July as supply bottlenecks and concerns over rising coronavirus infections weighed on the economy, survey results from the ifo Institute revealed on Monday. The business climate index fell to 100.8 in July from a revised 101.7 in June. The score was forecast to rise to 102.1 from June's initially estimated value of 101.8.

Hong Kong's merchandise exports accelerated in June, data from the Census and Statistics Department showed on Monday. Exports rose 33.0 percent year-on-year in June, following a 24.0 percent increase in May. Imports gained 31.9 percent annually in June, following a 26.5 percent increase in the...

Spain producer price increased at the fastest pace in more than 37 years in June, data published by the statistical office INE showed on Monday. Producer prices advanced 15.4 percent year-on-year in June, faster than the 15.2 percent increase seen in May. The latest annual inflation was the highest...

The Czech economic confidence decreased in July, survey results from the Czech Statistical Office showed on Monday. The economic sentiment index fell to 99.7 in July from 104.0 in June. The business confidence index decreased to 99.3 in July from 103.7 in the previous month. The industrial...

German business confidence weakened unexpectedly in July, reports said citing survey results from the ifo Institute on Monday. The business sentiment index fell to 100.8 in July from a revised 101.7 in June. The score was forecast to rise to 102.1 from June's initially estimated value of 101.8. The...

Turkey's manufacturing capacity utilization rate rose in July, figures from the Turkish central bank showed on Monday. The capacity utilization rate rose to 76.7 percent in July from 76.6 percent in June. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the capacity utilization rate increased to 76.4 percent in...

Singapore's industrial production increased in June, data from the Economic Development Board showed on Monday. Industrial output grew 27.5 percent year-on-year in June, following a 27.0 percent rise in May. Production was forecast to increase 26.8 percent. Excluding biomedical manufacturing, industrial...

Finland's producer price inflation eased in June, data from Statistics Finland showed on Monday. Producer prices increased 11.0 percent year-on-year in June, after a 11.2 percent rise in May. The increase in the producer prices for manufactured products was particularly attributable to risen prices...

Business confidence data from Germany is due on Monday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 1.00 am ET, Statistics Finland publishes producer and import price data for June. At 3.00 am ET, producer prices from Spain and business sentiment survey data from the Czech Republic...

The manufacturing sector in Japan continued to expand in July, albeit at a slower pace, the latest survey from Jibun Bank revealed on Monday with a manufacturing PMI score of 52.2. That's down from 52.4, although it remains above the boom-or-but line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Both...

newzealandcpi 071510 New Zealand posted a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$261 million in June, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday - down from NZ$489 million in May. Exports climbed NZ$871 million or 17 percent on year to NZ$5.95 billion, up from NZ$5.89 billion in the previous month. Imports jumped NZ$1.1 billion...

New Zealand had a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$261 million in June, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday - down from NZ$489 million in May. Exports climbed NZ$871 million or 17 percent on year to NZ$5.95 billion, up from NZ$5.89 billion in the previous month. Imports jumped NZ$1.1 billion or...

New Zealand will on Monday release June figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In May, imports were worth NZ$5.4 billion and exports were at NZ$5.87 billion for a trade surplus of NZ$469 million. Japan will see July results...

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