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import-export-111519.jpg Import prices in the U.S. fell by much more than expected in the month of October, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday. The Labor Department said import prices slid by 0.5 percent in October after inching up by a revised 0.1 percent in September. Economists had expected import prices to dip by 0.2 percent.

retailsales-111519.jpg After reporting an unexpected drop in retail sales in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing U.S. retail sales rebounded by slightly more than expected in the month of October. The Commerce Department said retail sales rose by 0.3 percent in October, reversing the 0.3 percent drop in September. Economists had expected retail sales to rise by 0.2 percent.

malaysia-062812_15nov19.jpg Malaysia's economic growth slowed in the third quarter on weak investment and exports, the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. Gross domestic product climbed 4.4 percent on a yearly basis, as expected, following second quarter's 4.9 percent expansion. A similar slower growth was last reported in the third quarter of 2018. On a quarterly basis, the economy expanded 0.9 percent.

preview-nov15.jpg Final inflation and foreign trade figures from euro area are due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, Statistics Norway is set to issue October trade data. In September, the trade balance showed its first deficit in nearly two years. At 3.00 am ET, unemployment from Turkey and consumer prices from Austria are due.

The U.S. dollar exhibited weakness against most major currencies on Thursday amid disappointing economic data out of Asia and Europe, and lingering uncertainty about U.S.-China trade negotiations.

us-ppi-111419.jpg After reporting an unexpected decrease in producer prices in the previous month, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing U.S. producer prices rebounded by slightly more than anticipated in the month of October. The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand climbed by 0.4 percent in October after falling by 0.3 percent in September.

jobless-claims2-111419.jpg A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits increased by much more than expected in the week ended November 9th. The report said initial jobless claims climbed to 225,000, an increase of 14,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 211,000. Economists had expected jobless claims to inch up to 215,000.

ukretails-aug16_14nov19.jpg UK retail sales decreased in October as a now-delayed Brexit deadline approached, defying expectations for an increase, and suggest a soft start for household spending in the fourth quarter. Including automotive fuel, retail sales decreased 0.1 percent monthly in October after a 0.2 percent decline in the previous month, figures from the Office for National Statistics showed on Thursday.

germanypreview-aug14_14nov19.jpg Germany's economy expanded modestly in the third quarter supported by consumption and, thus avoided entering a widely expected technical recession. Gross domestic product grew a seasonally and calendar adjusted 0.1 percent from the previous three months, provisional data from the statistical office Destatis showed on Thursday, defying economists' expectations for a 0.1 percent decline.

australia-nov14.jpg Australia's jobless rate rose marginally in October, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed on Thursday. The jobless rate rose to a seasonally adjusted 5.3 percent in October from 5.2 percent in September. That was in line with economists' expectations. The seasonally adjusted number of employed persons decreased by 19,000 in October to a three-month low of 12.91 million.

preview-sept20_12nov19.jpg Quarterly national accounts from Germany and euro area are due on Thursday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news. At 1.30 am ET, France labor force survey data for the third quarter is due. At 2.00 am ET, Destatis publishes Germany's GDP data for the third quarter. Economists forecast the largest euro area economy to contract 0.1 percent sequentially, the same pace of fall as se

japanflag-nov14.jpg Japan's economy grew at the slowest pace in a year in the third quarter as trade wars and a weaker global economy hurt exports and private consumption slowed. Gross domestic product grew an annualized 0.2 percent quarterly following a revised 1.8 percent expansion in the second quarter, figures from the Cabinet Office showed on Thursday. Economists had forecast 0.8 percent growth.

The U.S. dollar turned in a mixed performance against major currencies on Wednesday, although the dollar index spent much of the session in positive territory, aided by positive comments about the state of the economy by the Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.

jerome-powell-112818_13nov19.jpg Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testified before Congress on Wednesday, reiterating that the central bank is likely to leave interest rates on hold in the near future. Powell told members of the Joint Economic Committee that the Fed would leave rates at their current level unless there is a material change in the economic outlook.

cpi-chart-111319.jpg Partly reflecting a substantial rebound in energy prices, the Labor Department released a report on Wednesday showing U.S. consumer prices rose by slightly more than anticipated in the month of October. The Labor Department said its consumer price index climbed by 0.4 percent in October after coming in unchanged in September. Economists had expected consumer prices to rise by 0.3 percent.

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