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us economic 091820 A report released by the Conference Board showed a continued increase by its reading on leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of August, although the pace of growth slowed compared to recent months.

consumer 020119 18sep20 After reporting an unexpected increase in U.S. consumer sentiment in the previous month, the University of Michigan released a report on Friday showing consumer sentiment continued to improve in the month of September. The preliminary report said the consumer sentiment index climbed to 78.9 in September from 74.1 in August.

ukretails aug16 18sep20 UK retail sales grew for the fourth straight month in August surpassing the pre-pandemic level, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Friday. Retail sales volume increased 0.8 percent month-on-month in August, but slower than July's 3.7 percent increase. This was the fourth consecutive monthly rise. Sales were forecast to climb 0.7 percent.

preview sept19 18sep20 Retail sales data from the UK is due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, the Office for National Statistics is slated to issue UK retail sales data for August. Sales are forecast to grow 0.7 percent on month, slower than the 3.6 percent rise seen in July.

The U.S. dollar turned weak against most major currencies on Thursday after appearing to gain in strength, weighed down by the Federal Reserve's statement that said interest rates will likely remain near zero for another three years.

bankofengland march18 17sep20 The Bank of England retained its interest rate at a record low on Thursday, but policymakers started to assess how negative interest rates work amid talks on post Brexit trade deal, the recent rise in Covid-19 cases and the rising risk of elevated unemployment. The nine-member Monetary Policy Committee unanimously decided to hold the interest rate at 0.10 percent, as widely expected.

philadelphia manufacturing 091720 Growth in Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity slowed modestly in the month of September, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday. The Philly Fed said its diffusion index for current activity slipped to 15.0 in September after dropping to 17.2 in August.

housing starts 091720 After reporting a substantial increase in new residential construction in the U.S. in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing housing starts pulled back by much more than expected in the month of August.

joblessclaims7 091720 A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell less than expected in the week ended September 12th. The Labor Department said initial jobless claims slipped to 860,000, a decrease of 33,000 from the previous week's revised level of 893,000.

newzealandcentralbank sept25 17sep20 The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is set to consider whether to postpone further the capital review of local banks after the stress test revealed that banks can draw on their buffers to meet customers' need during challenging economic times. In December 2019, the central bank had decided to delay the implementation of capital review, including the proposed increase in capital requirement.

bankofjapan jun20 17sep20 The Bank of Japan maintained its massive monetary policy stimulus and slightly lifted its assessment about the economy on Thursday, after Yoshihide Suga took charge as new Prime Minister. The Policy Board of the BoJ voted 8-1 to retain the interest rate at -0.1 percent on current accounts that financial institutions maintain at the central bank.

preview sept26 17sep20 The Bank of England is set to announce the outcome of its monetary policy meeting on Thursday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association is slated to publish Europe's new car registration data for July/August.

unemployment 021010 The jobless rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 6.8 percent in August, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That blew away expectations for 7.7 percent and was down from 7.5 percent in July. The Australian economy added 111,000 jobs last month to 12,583,400 - again...

newzealandcpi 071510 New Zealand's gross domestic product dropped 12.2 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2020, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - marking the country's largest single-quarter decline on record. That actually beat forecasts for a decline of 12.8 percent following the 1.6 percent drop in...

The U.S. dollar, which recovered after early weakness to go marginally up ahead of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement this afternoon, slipped after the Fed said interest rates will stay near zero through 2023.

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