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newzealand march24 16dec20 The total number of building permits issued in New Zealand surged a seasonally adjusted 17.9 percent on month in March, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - standing at 4,218. That follows the 19.3 percent monthly contraction in February. Permits were issued for 2,438 stand-alone houses; 1,243...

The U.S. dollar saw some strength overnight but has shown a lack of direction over the course of trading on Wednesday. The U.S. dollar index is currently trading at 91.28, down by less than a tenth of a percent.

ism services 050521 After reporting an unexpected slowdown in U.S. manufacturing growth earlier this week, the Institute for Supply Management released a report on Wednesday showing the pace of U.S. service sector growth also unexpectedly slowed in the month of April.

adp 050521 Private sector job growth in the U.S. accelerated in the month of April but still came in below economist estimates, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday. ADP said private sector employment spiked by 742,000 jobs in April after surging by an upwardly revised 565,000 jobs in March.

rbi 040617 05may21 India's central bank unveiled a slew of measures on Wednesday as the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic cause severe strains on healthcare and medical facilities. In an unscheduled speech, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das announced that the central bank will provide an on-tap liquidity window of INR 500 billion, in order to provide immediate liquidity to the healthcare sector.

eurozone m pmi 032417 05may21 The euro area private sector economy expanded further in April driven by gains in both manufacturing and service sectors, final data from IHS Markit showed on Wednesday. The composite output index rose to 53.8 in April from 53.2 in the previous month. The flash reading was 53.7. A score above 50 signals expansion in the sector.

preview sept20 05may21 Final composite Purchasing Managers' survey results from euro area are due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.30 am ET, the Federal Statistical Office releases Swiss consumer price data for April. Inflation is forecast to rise to +0.3 percent from -0.2 percent in March.

newzealand march24 16dec20 The jobless rate in New Zealand came in at a seasonally adjusted 4.7 percent in the first quarter of 2021, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. That was shy of estimates for 4.9 percent, which would have been unchanged from the previous three months. The employment change was 0.6 percent on...

The U.S. dollar gained ground against its major rivals on Tuesday, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that U.S. economic outlook has clearly brightened amid faster vaccination rates and fiscal stimulus.

factory orders 050421 New orders for U.S. manufactured goods showed a notable rebound in the month of March, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday. The Commerce Department said factory orders jumped by 1.1 percent in March after falling by a revised 0.5 percent in February.

trade deficit2 050421 A report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday showed the U.S. trade deficit hit a new record high in the month of March. The Commerce Department said the trade deficit widened to $74.4 billion in March from a revised $70.5 billion in February.

ukpmi oct01 04may21 The UK manufacturing sector grew at the fastest pace on record in April underpinned by production and new orders, final data from IHS Markit showed on Tuesday. The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 60.9 in April from 58.9 in March and was above the flash estimate of 60.7. Output increased for the eleventh straight month in April.

rba rate decsion 040318 04may21 Australia's central bank kept its policy stance unchanged as widely expected, and said it will review the asset purchase programme at its July meeting. The bank raised its growth projections and lowered the unemployment rate forecast. The policy board of the Reserve Bank of Australia headed by Governor Philip Lowe decided to leave its cash rate unchanged at a record low of 0.10 percent.

australiandollar july02 04may21 The Australian dollar spiked higher against its most major trading partners in the Asian session on Tuesday, after Australia's central bank retained its benchmark interest rate at a historic low and lifted economic growth forecast led by the strong recovery in economic activity. The policy board of...

preview oct24 04may21 Mortgage approvals and final factory Purchasing Managers' survey data from the UK are due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 1.00 am ET, Statistics Finland publishes unemployment data for January. At 3.00 am ET, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs is set to release consumer climate survey results.

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