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wholesale-inventories2-032219.jpg Wholesale inventories in the U.S. increased by much more than anticipated in the month of January, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The report said wholesale inventories surged up by 1.2 percent in January after jumping by 1.1 percent in December.

existing-homesales-032219.jpg After reporting existing home sales at their lowest level in over three years in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Friday showing a substantial rebound in existing home sales in the month of February.

eurozonepmi-oct24_22mar19.jpg Eurozone private sector expanded at the slowest pace in two months in March, amid a deepening downturn in manufacturing, defying expectations for a modest improvement, suggesting that the growth momentum is set to remain sluggish in the 19-nation economy. The flash Eurozone Composite Purchasing Managers' Index rose to a two-month low of 51.3 from 51.9 in February.

The manufacturing sector in Japan continued to contract at a steady pace, the latest survey from Nikkei revealed on Friday with a manufacturing PMI score of 48.9. That's unchanged from the February reading and it remains beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Individually,...

Overall nationwide inflation in Japan was up 0.2 percent on year in February, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That was shy of expectations for an increase of 0.3 percent and unchanged from the January reading. Core inflation, which excludes volatile food prices,...

Japan will on Friday release February figures for nationwide consumer prices, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Overall inflation is tipped to add 0.3 percent on year, up from 0.2 percent in January. Core CPI, which excludes volatile food prices, is called steady at 0.8...

leading-index3-032119.jpg Reflecting accommodative financial conditions and a rebound in stock prices, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing its reading on leading U.S. economic indicators rose for the first time in five months in February.

ukbank-sep12_21mar19.jpg Bank of England policymakers decided that it was appropriate to keep the interest rate and monetary stimulus unchanged this month as UK lawmakers scramble to secure an extension of the deadline for leaving the European Union. The bank also released results of a survey which showed that "a significantly greater number of companies had judged themselves ready for a no-deal, no-transition Brexit.

philly-fed1-032119.jpg After reporting an unexpected contraction in regional manufacturing activity in the previous month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released a report on Thursday showing its index of manufacturing activity rebounded by much more than anticipated in March.

jobless-claims1-032119.jpg A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by more than expected in the week ended March 16th. The report said initial jobless claims dropped to 221,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week's revised level of 230,000.

norwaycentralbank-062217_21mar19.jpg Norway's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged on Thursday and signaled that the next hike would come in the second half of this year. The Executive Board raised the key policy rate by 25 bps to 1 percent, in line with economists' expectations. The bank had signaled a hike in March in...

uk-aug15_21mar19.jpg UK retail sales rose in February, defying expectations for a decline, despite a sharp decline in food sales, preliminary data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Thursday. Retail sales grew 0.4 percent month-on-month after a 0.9 percent rise in January. Sales rose for a second straight month. Economists had forecast a 0.4 percent decline.

unemployment-021010.jpg The jobless rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 4.9 percent in February, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - beneath expectations for 5.0 percent, which would have been unchanged from the January reading. The Australian economy added 4,600 jobs in February to 12,763,400,...

The unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 4.9 percent in February, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - beneath expectations for 5.0 percent, which would have been unchanged from the January reading. The Australian economy added 4,600 jobs in February, shy...

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand's gross domestic product expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2018, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That was in line with expectations following the 0.3 percent gain in the previous three months. Individually, service industries grew...

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