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trade Wage prices in Australia climbed 1.4 percent on year in the fourth quarter of 2020, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday -beating forecasts for an increase of 1.1 percent after the 1.4 percent gain in the previous three months. Individually, private sector wages rose 1.4 percent and...

The U.S. dollar firmed up against most of its peers on Tuesday, recovering from recent losses.

consumer confidence 022321 A report released by the Conference Board on Tuesday showed consumer confidence in the U.S. has improved more than expected in the month of February. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index rose to 91.3 in February from a downwardly revised 88.9 in January.

jerome powell 112818 23feb21 In a widely anticipated move, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Tuesday told members of the Senate Banking Committee the central bank is likely to maintain ultra-easy monetary policy for the foreseeable future.

ukunemployment1 may19 23feb21 The UK unemployment rate rose to a near five-year high in the fourth quarter as the coronavirus pandemic continued to weigh on the labor market amid the ongoing tight restrictions. At 5.1 percent, the jobless rate was the highest since 2016, data from the Office for National Statistics revealed Tuesday. The rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the previous quarter and matched economists' ex

preview oct23 23feb21 The labor market statistics from the UK and final consumer prices from euro area are due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, the Office for National Statistics releases UK labor market data for December. The jobless rate is forecast to rise to 5.1 percent in three months to December from 5 percent in three months to November.

newzealandcpi 071510 The volume of retail sales in New Zealand jumped 4.8 percent on year in the fourth quarter of 2020, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday - down from 8.3 percent in the three months prior. The total value of retail sales was up 4.9 percent (NZ$1.3 billion). the main movements by industry were:...

The U.S. dollar turned weak against most of its rivals on Monday despite displaying some strength in the Asian session earlier in the day.

us leading index 022221 Suggesting economic growth should improve gradually over the first half of 2021, the Conference Board released a report on Monday showing a bigger than expected increase by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of January.

germanyifo july25 22feb21 Germany's business confidence strengthened more-than-expected in February as the manufacturing activity remained robust despite the lockdown, survey results from ifo Institute on Monday. The business confidence index rose to 92.4 from revised 90.3 in the previous month. This was better than the economists' forecast of 90.5.

preview nov14 22feb21 Business confidence data from Germany is due on Monday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, Statistics Norway publishes unemployment data for December. The jobless rate stood at 5 percent in November. At 4.00 am ET, German ifo business confidence survey results...

The U.S. dollar continued to exhibit weakness against most of its peers on Friday, weighed down by some weak economic data released on Thursday and on U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's comments about the need for additional economic stimulus.

existing homesales 021921 A report released by the National Association of Realtors on Friday showed another unexpected increase in U.S. existing home sales in the month of January. NAR said existing home sales rose by 0.6 percent to an annual rate of 6.69 million in January after climbing by 0.9 percent to a revised rate of 6.65 million in December.

eurozonepmi nov23 19feb21 The euro area private sector continued to contract in February, as extended lockdown measures weighed on the service sector, flash survey results from IHS Markit showed on Friday. The composite output index rose to 48.1 in February from 47.8 in January. The expected reading was 48.0. The score has been below 50.0 for the fourth consecutive month suggesting contraction.

ukpmi oct01 19feb21 The UK private sector output contracted only marginally in February reflecting a near-stabilization in services activity amid continuing recovery in manufacturing, a closely watched survey showed on Friday. The IHS Markit/Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply flash composite output index climbed more-than-expected to 49.8 in February from 41.2 in January.

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