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nonfarm productivity 050621 After reporting a sharp pullback in U.S. labor productivity in the previous quarter, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing productivity rebounded by more than expected in the first quarter of 2021.

bankofengland 06may21 The Bank of England decided to slow its government bond purchase programme amid rising optimism about the economic outlook with the easing of restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. The nine-member Monetary Policy Committee decided to reduce the pace of government bond purchases, a move that markets may construe as tapering of the monetary stimulus.

jobless claims4 050621 With the more closely watched monthly jobs report looming, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by much more than expected in the week ended May 1st.

germanyfactoryorders sept06 06may21 Germany's factory orders growth accelerated more than expected in March underpinned by both foreign and domestic demand, data from Destatis revealed on Thursday. Factory orders increased 3 percent month-on-month in March, faster than the revised 1.4 percent increase seen in February. Orders were expected to climb 1.7 percent.

ukservice aug03 06may21 The UK service sector grew at the fastest pace since October 2013, driven by sharp increases in business and consumer spending amid easing of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, final data from IHS Markit showed on Thursday. The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply services business activity index advanced to 61.0 in April from 56.3 in March. The score was well above the flash e

preview oct19 06may21 The monetary policy announcement and quarterly economic forecasts are due from the Bank of England on Thursday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news. Markets expect the BoE to announce some tapering of its quantitative easing given the notable improvement in outlook amid easing of restrictions related to the pandemic.

newzealand march24 16dec20 The total number of building permits issued in New Zealand surged a seasonally adjusted 17.9 percent on month in March, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - standing at 4,218. That follows the 19.3 percent monthly contraction in February. Permits were issued for 2,438 stand-alone houses; 1,243...

The total number of building permits issued in New Zealand spiked a seasonally adjusted 17.9 percent on month in March, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - coming in at 4,218. That follows the 19.3 percent monthly contraction in February. Permits were issued for 2,438 stand-alone houses,...

The Bank of Japan will on Thursday release the minutes from its monetary policy meeting on March 18 and 19, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. At the meeting, the bank widened the range at which it permits the yields of government bonds to fluctuate and scrapped the average...

ism services 050521 After reporting an unexpected slowdown in U.S. manufacturing growth earlier this week, the Institute for Supply Management released a report on Wednesday showing the pace of U.S. service sector growth also unexpectedly slowed in the month of April.

adp 050521 Private sector job growth in the U.S. accelerated in the month of April but still came in below economist estimates, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday. ADP said private sector employment spiked by 742,000 jobs in April after surging by an upwardly revised 565,000 jobs in March.

rbi 040617 05may21 India's central bank unveiled a slew of measures on Wednesday as the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic cause severe strains on healthcare and medical facilities. In an unscheduled speech, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das announced that the central bank will provide an on-tap liquidity window of INR 500 billion, in order to provide immediate liquidity to the healthcare sector.

eurozone m pmi 032417 05may21 The euro area private sector economy expanded further in April driven by gains in both manufacturing and service sectors, final data from IHS Markit showed on Wednesday. The composite output index rose to 53.8 in April from 53.2 in the previous month. The flash reading was 53.7. A score above 50 signals expansion in the sector.

preview sept20 05may21 Final composite Purchasing Managers' survey results from euro area are due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.30 am ET, the Federal Statistical Office releases Swiss consumer price data for April. Inflation is forecast to rise to +0.3 percent from -0.2 percent in March.

The construction sector in Australia continued to expand in April, albeit at a slower pace, the latest survey from the Australian Industry Group showed on Wednesday with a seasonally adjusted Performance of Construction Index score of 59.1. That's down from the record-high 61.8 in March, although...

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