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The total value of retail sales in Australia was up a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent on month in May, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Monday - coming in at A$31.069 billion. That missed expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent following the 1.1 percent increase in April. Food retailing...

Australia will on Monday release May figures for retail sales, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In April, retail sales were up 1.1 percent on month. Taiwan will provide May numbers for export orders, with forecasts suggesting an increase of 40.15 percent following the 42.6...

uk aug15 18jun21 UK retail sales dropped in May as the reopening of all retail sectors and the easing of hospitality restrictions reduced food store sales, data from the Office for National Statistics revealed on Friday. Retail sales dropped 1.4 percent month-on-month in May, reversing a 9.2 percent rise in April and confounding expectations for an increase of 1.6 percent.

boj 031617 18jun21 The Bank of Japan maintained its massive monetary stimulus and announced the introduction of a new funding programme to support the efforts on climate change issues and also extended the deadline for Covid support programme. The board, governed by Haruhiko Kuroda, on Tuesday, voted 7-1, with 1 abstention, to hold the interest rate at -0.1 percent.

preview oct25 18jun21 Retail sales from the UK and current account from the euro area are due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, the Office for National Statistics releases UK retail sales data for May. Sales are forecast to grow 1.6 percent on month, slower than the 9.2 percent increase seen in April.

Overall consumer prices in Japan were down 0.1 percent on year in May, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - following the 0.4 percent contraction in April. On a monthly basis, inflation was up 0.3 percent after sinking 0.4 percent in the previous month. Individually,...

The Bank of Japan is scheduled to wrap up its monetary policy meeting on Friday and then announce its decision on interest rates, setting the pace for a light day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. The central bank is widely expected to keep its benchmark lending rate steady at -0.1 percent. Japan...

leading indicator 061721 Suggesting strong economic growth will continue in the near term, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing another significant increase by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators.

philadelphia fed 061721 Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity expanded at a slightly slower rate in the month of June, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday.

jobless claims3 061721 After reporting decreases in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits for six straight weeks, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing an unexpected uptick in initial jobless claims in the week ended June 12th.

snb 031617 17jun21 The Swiss National Bank decided to continue with its expansionary monetary policy in order to ensure price stability and to support the ongoing economic recovery. Policymakers of the central bank on Thursday decided to retain the policy rate and interest on sight deposits at the SNB at -0.75 percent. The bank repeated that it is willing to intervene in the foreign exchange market as necessary.

preview2 sept20 17jun21 The monetary policy decision from Switzerland and Norway are due on Thursday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association is scheduled to issue Europe's new car registrations data. In the meantime, Swiss foreign trade figures for May are due.

The jobless rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.1 percent in May, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - well below expectations for 5.5 percent, which would have been unchanged from the April reading. The Australian economy added 115,200 jobs last month to 13,125,100,...

The unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.1 percent in May, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - well below expectations for 5.5 percent, which would have been unchanged from the April reading. The Australian economy added 115,200 jobs last month, blowing...

The value of Singapore's non-oil domestic exports were down a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent on month in May, Enterprise Singapore said on Thursday - coming in at SGD15.4 billion. That was well shy of expectations for an increase of 4.7 percent following the 8.8 percent decline in April. On a...

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