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eurozoneflag aug23 29sep20 Eurozone economic confidence index reached a six-month high in September driven by waning pessimism in industry, retail trade, construction and services, survey data from the European Commission showed Tuesday. The economic confidence index rose to 91.1 in September from 87.5 in August. This was the highest score since March and above economists' forecast of 89.0.

preview oct22 29sep20 Economic confidence from euro area and mortgage approvals data from the UK are due on Tuesday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news. At 2.45 am ET, the statistical office Insee publishes France's monthly consumer confidence survey data for September. The consumer sentiment index is forecast to fall marginally to 93.0 from 94 in August.

Overall consumer prices in the Tokyo area were up 0.2 percent on year in September, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Tuesday. That was shy of expectations for an increase of 0.3 percent, which would have been unchanged from the August reading. Core CPI, which excludes...

foreximg 300413 Industrial output in South Korea fell a seasonally adjusted 0.7 percent on month in August, Statistics Korea said on Tuesday - beating forecasts for a decline of 1.5 percent following the 1.6 percent increase in July. On a yearly basis, industrial production sank 3.0 percent - missing expectations...

Industrial production in South Korea was down a seasonally adjusted 0.7 percent on month in August, Statistics Korea said on Tuesday - beating forecasts for a decline of 1.5 percent following the 1.6 percent increase in July. On a yearly basis, industrial production sank 3.0 percent - missing expectations...

Business sentiment in South Korea improved slightly in September, the latest survey from the Bank of Korea showed on Tuesday with a Business Survey Index score of 68. That's up 2 points from the previous month, but the outlook for the following month remained unchanged at 68. After seasonal adjustment,...

South Korea will on Tuesday release August numbers for industrial production and retail sales, setting the pace for a light day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. In July, industrial production was up 1.6 percent on month and down 2.5 percent on year, while retail sales tumbled 6.0 percent on month...

Japan will on Monday release final July numbers for its leading and coincident economic indexes, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The leading index is tipped to see a score of 86.9, up from 83.8 previously - while the coincident is pegged at 76.2, up from 74.4. Singapore...

durable goods 092520 After reporting sharp increases in new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods over the past few months, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing durable goods orders climbed much less than expected in the month of August. The Commerce Department said durable goods orders rose by 0.4 percent in August after soaring by an upwardly revised 11.7 percent in July.

ukpublicfinancedata july19 25sep20 The UK budget deficit widened to the highest on record in the financial year-to-date period reflecting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the public finances, with the furlough schemes alone adding GBP 56.0 billion to borrowing as subsidies paid by the central government. During April to August, public sector net borrowing was estimated to have been GBP 173.7 billion.

preview oct16 25sep20 Public sector finance data from the UK is due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, the Office for National Statistics releases UK public sector finance data for August. The budget deficit is forecast to widen to GBP 35.05 billion from GBP 25.94 billion in July.

new home sales 092420 A report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday unexpectedly showed another significant increase in new home sales in the U.S. in the month of August. The Commerce Department said new home sales jumped by 4.8 percent to an annual rate of 1.011 million in August after skyrocketing by 14.7 percent to an upwardly revised rate of 965,000 in July.

turkey may31 24sep20 Turkey's central bank lifted its interest rates unexpectedly by 200 basis points in an attempt to curb the weakness in the lira exchange rate. The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, led by Governor Murat Uysal, decided to lift the policy rate, which is the one-week repo auction rate, to 10.25 percent from 8.25 percent.

jobless2 092420 In a sign of continued weakness in the labor market, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing an unexpected uptick in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the week ended September 19th. The report said initial jobless claims inched up to 870,000, an increase of 4,000 from the previous week's revised level of 866,000.

germanyifo july25 24sep20 German business confidence improved to a seven-month high in September as the economy showed signs of stabilization despite rising number of coronavirus infection, survey results from the ifo Institute showed Thursday. The business confidence index rose to 93.4 in September from 92.5 in August. This was the highest reading since February but was slightly below economists' forecast of 93.8.

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