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germany unemployement 032918 02mar21 Germany's unemployment rose in February, defying expectations for a decline, mainly due to the return of lockdown measures to battle the coronavirus pandemic that has severely hurt economic activity. The number of unemployed grew by a seasonally adjusted 9,000 persons from January to 2.752 million, latest data from the Federal Labor Agency showed Tuesday.

eurozoneflag feb01 02mar21 Eurozone consumer price inflation was stable in February, while core price growth slowed, flash figures from Eurostat showed Tuesday. The consumer price index rose 0.9 percent year-on-year, same as in January, and in line with economists' expectations. Inflation was in positive territory for a second straight month.

foreximg 300413 Industrial production dropped a seasonally adjusted 1.6 percent on month in January, Statistics Korea said on Tuesday. That missed forecasts for an increase of 1.0 percent following the downwardly revised 2.7 percent increase in December (originally 3.7 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial production...

construction spending 030121 A report released by the Commerce Department on Monday showed U.S. construction spending increased by much more than anticipated in the month of January. The Commerce Department said construction spending spiked by 1.7 percent to an annual rate of $1.522 trillion in January after jumping by 1.1 percent to a revised rate of $1.497 trillion in December.

ism manufacturing 030121 U.S. manufacturing activity grew at an accelerated rate in the month of February, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Monday. The ISM said its manufacturing PMI rose to 60.8 in February from 58.7 in January, with a reading above 50 indicating growth in the manufacturing sector. Economists had expected the index to inch up to 58.8.

uk export factory 051117 01mar21 UK manufacturing expansion strengthened marginally in February as stretched supply chains and rising costs weighed on growth. The seasonally adjusted CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to 55.1 in February from 54.1 in January, survey data from IHS Markit showed Monday. That was above the...

The U.S. dollar firmed up against its peers on Friday as fairly upbeat economic data raised prospects of the Federal Reserve withdrawing stimulus sooner than anticipated.

consumer sentiment 022621 Revised data released by the University of Michigan on Friday showed U.S. consumer sentiment deteriorated by slightly less than initially estimated in the month of February. The report showed the consumer sentiment index for February was upwardly revised to 76.8 from the initial estimate of 76.2.

chicago business barometer 022621 MNI Indicators released a report on Friday showing a bigger than expected slowdown in the pace of growth in Chicago-area business activity in the month of February. The report said MNI Indicators' Chicago business barometer dropped to 59.5 in February after jumping to a more than two-year high of 63.8 in January.

personal income 022621 Primarily reflecting the $600 stimulus checks included in the last coronavirus relief bill, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing U.S. personal income skyrocketed in the month of January. The Commerce Department said personal income spiked by 10.0 percent in January after rising by 0.6 percent in December.

swiss nov29 26feb21 Switzerland's economic growth eased sharply in the fourth quarter as the restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic dampened the service sector activity, especially tourism. Gross domestic product gained 0.3 percent sequentially, much slower than the 7.6 percent expansion seen in the third quarter, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, or SECO, said Friday.

economicspreview sept17 26feb21 Quarterly national accounts data from Switzerland is due on Friday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news. At 1.00 am ET, Statistics Finland publishes import prices and the fourth quarter GDP data. At 2.00 am ET, Destatis is slated to issue Germany's import prices for January. Prices are forecast to fall 2.1 percent on year, following a 3.4 percent decrease in December.

japan machinery orders 04072011 1 Industrial output in Japan was up a seasonally adjusted 4.2 percent on month in January, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Friday. That beat expectations for an increase of 4.0 percent following the 1.0 percent decline in December. On a yearly basis, industrial production dropped...

The U.S. dollar stayed weak for much of the day's session till well past noon on Thursday, weighed down by the Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's reiteration that interest rates will remain near-zero level for the foreseeable future.

pending home sales 022521 With inventory constraints continuing to hold back prospective buyers, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Thursday showing a steep drop in U.S. pending home sales in the month of January.

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