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The U.S. dollar, which gained in strength against most of its major rivals Friday morning after data showed an unexpected increase in the nation's retail sales in September, gave up its gains and even shed some ground against some peers.

dollar 080219 15oct21 The U.S. dollar drifted higher against its most major peers in the European session on Friday, as an unexpected increase in the nation's retail sales for September bolstered optimism about the economic growth and supported expectations that the Federal Reserve could hike interest rate sooner than projected. Data...

business inventories 101521 A report released by the Commerce Department on Friday showed U.S. business inventories increased in line with economist estimates in the month of August. The Commerce Department said business inventories climbed by 0.6 percent in August, matching the increase seen in the previous month as well as economist expectations.

us consumer sentiment 101521 Preliminary data released by the University of Michigan on Friday unexpectedly showed a modest deterioration in U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of October. The report showed the consumer sentiment index slipped to 71.4 in October from 72.8 in September. The dip surprised economists, who had expected the index to inch up to 73.1.

empirestate manufacturing 101521 A report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Friday showed a notable slowdown in the pace of growth in regional manufacturing activity in the month of October. The New York Fed said its general business conditions index tumbled to 19.8 in October from 34.3 in September, although a positive reading still indicates growth.

us import price index 101521 Import prices in the U.S. increased by less than expected in the month of September, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday. The Labor Department said import prices rose by 0.4 percent in September after dipping by 0.3 percent in August. Economists had expected import prices to climb by 0.6 percent.

retail sales 101521 The Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing an unexpected increase in U.S. retail sales in the month of September. The report said retail sales climbed by 0.7 percent in September after jumping by an upwardly revised 0.9 percent in August.

preview3 14oct21 Foreign trade data from euro area is due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association is scheduled to issue Europe's new car registrations data. Sales had declined 19.1 percent in August.

The U.S. dollar lost ground against its major rivals on Thursday, extending recent weakness, as traders continued to bet on hopes about a steady global economic recovery from the pandemic.

us ppi 101421 After reporting a slightly bigger than expected increase in U.S. consumer prices on Wednesday, the Labor Department released a separate report on Thursday showing U.S. producer prices increased by slightly less than expected in the month of September.

jobless claims4 101421 First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped below 300,000 for the first time in well over a year in the week ended October 9th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims fell to 293,000, a decrease of 36,000 from the previous week's revised level of 329,000.

china pmi 070317 14oct21 China's factory gate prices increased at the fastest pace on record in September driven by the surge in coal prices and power rationing, official data revealed on Thursday. Nonetheless, consumer price inflation slowed unexpectedly on falling pork prices.

singaporecentralbank oct12 14oct21 Singapore central bank unexpectedly tightened its monetary policy on Thursday as the economy is expected to sustain strong growth underpinned by foreign demand and domestic spending. The Monetary Authority of Singapore decided to raise slightly the slope of the S$NEER policy band, from zero percent previously. The width of the policy band and the level at which it is centered will be unchanged.

unemployment 021010 The unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 4.6 percent in September, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That was up from 4.5 percent in August, although it was shy of expectations for 4.8 percent. The Australian economy lost 138,000 jobs last month to...

singaporegdp 071219 Singapore's gross domestic product expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2021, the Ministry of Trade said in Thursday's advance estimate. That was in line with estimates following the upwardly revised 1.4 percent contraction in the previous three months (originally...

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