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preview april03 Final composite Purchasing Managers' survey and retail sales from euro area are due on Friday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news. At 3.00 am ET, Spain's INE releases industrial production data for February. Output is expected to grow 2.1 percent annually, in contrast to a 2.1 percent drop in January.

Retail sales in Australia rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent on month in February, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday - coming in at A$27.755 billion. That beat expectations for an increase of 0.4 percent following the 0.3 percent decline in January. The following industries...

Hong Kong's private sector economy continued to contract in March, albeit at a slightly slower pace, the latest survey from IHS Markit showed on Friday with a PMI score of 34.9. That's up from 33.1 in February although it remains well beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from...

Singapore's private sector economy continued to contract in March, and at a much steeper pace, the latest survey from IHS Markit showed on Friday with a record low PMI score of 33.3. That's down sharply from 47.0 in February and it moves further beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

The services sector in Japan continued to contract in March, and at a much steeper rate, the latest survey from Jibun Bank revealed on Friday with a services PMI score of 33.8. That's down sharply from 46.8 in February, and it moves further beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

The services sector in Japan continued to contract in March, and at a much steeper rate, the latest survey from Jibun Bank revealed on Friday with a services PMI score of 33.8. That's down sharply from 46.8 in February, and it moves further beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

The construction sector in Australia continued to contract in March, and at a faster rate, the latest survey from the Australian Industry Group showed on Friday with a seasonally adjusted Performance of Construction Index score of 37.9. That's down from 42.7 and it moves further beneath the boom-or-bust...

China will on Friday see March results for the services and composite indexes from Caixin, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In February, the services index saw a score of 26.5, while the composite came in at 27.5. Japan will see March results for the services and composite...

factory orders 040220 A report released by the Commerce Department showed new orders for U.S. manufactured goods were virtually unchanged in the month of February. The Commerce Department said factory orders edged down by less than a tenth of a percent to $497.4 billion in February after falling by 0.5 percent to $497.5 billion in January. Economists had expected orders to rise by 0.2 percent.

trade deficit2 040220 Reflecting a steep drop in the value of imports, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing the U.S. trade deficit narrowed significantly in the month of February.

jobless claims2 040220 After reporting a substantial increase in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing another spike in jobless claims in the week ended March 28th.

ukhouseprices nov30 02apr20 UK house prices grew at the fastest pace in more than two years in March before the coronavirus, or covid-19, pandemic struck the economy, data from the Nationwide Building Society showed Thursday. House prices grew 3 percent year-on-year in March, following February's 2.3 percent increase. This was the fastest growth since January 2018. Prices were expected to rise 2 percent.

preview april02 Producer prices from euro area and unemployment from Spain are due on Thursday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, producer prices data for February is due from Romania. In January, producer prices had climbed 4.7 percent on year.

The monetary base in Japan was up 2.8 percent on year in March, the Bank of Japan said on Thursday - coming in at 507.848 trillion yen. That follows the 3.6 increase in February. Banknotes in circulation rose 1.9 percent on year, while coins in circulation gained 1.8 percent. Current account balances...

Consumer prices in South Korea were up just 1.0 percent on year in March, Statistics Korea said on Thursday. That was in line with expectations and down from 1.1 percent in February. On a monthly basis, inflation gained 0.2 percent - again matching forecasts and up from the flat reading in the...

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