A key measure of U.S. consumer prices remained subdued in November, bolstering widespread expectations Federal Reserve policy makers will hold the line on interest rates. The core consumer price index, which excludes volatile food and energy costs, rose 0.2% for a second month, and 2.3% from a year earlier, a Labor Department report showed Wednesday. Those figures matched the median estimates in a Bloomberg survey of economists. The broader CPI increased 0.3%, and 2.1% from November 2018. The contained pace of inflation supports forecasts that the Fed will hold interest...

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The ZEW indicator of economic sentiment in Germany turned positive in December, rising to the highest level in 21 months. The ZEW registered a reading of 10.7 points, up from -2.1 in November. "This hope results from a higher than expected German foreign trade surplus in October, alongside relatively robust economic growth in the EU in the third quarter and a stable German labor market. The...

U.K. GDP was flat in the three months ending October, the Office for National Statistics said Tuesday. There were increases across the services sector, offset by falls in manufacturing with factories continuing the weak performance seen since April, the statistics agency said. The ONS also reported a 1.3% drop in industrial production in the 12 months ending October, and a 2.1% drop in...

U.S. job gains roared back in November as unemployment matched a fresh half-century low and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to hold interest rates steady after three straight cuts. Stock futures and the dollar jumped while Treasuries slid. Payrolls jumped 266,000, the most since January, after an upwardly revised 156,000 advance the prior month, according to...

AUD's marathon of data for the week has continued today with the release of the October Retail Sales and Trade Balance. Note: Retail Sales was the main focus in these releases. The data arrived as follows : Imports (Oct)   0% vs prior 3%. Exports (Oct)   -5% vs prior 3%. Trade Balance (Oct)   4502 M vs 6100 M expected and prior 7180 M. Retail Sales s.a. (MoM)...

The US ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI for the month of November printed a 53.9 reading, half a point below the consensus expectation. The service sector business survey adds to the bunch of negative releases coming from the United States this week, after disappointments from the ISM Manufacturing PMI and the ADP Employment Report. The US dollar extended its losses after the release, with EUR/USD...

ADP's Employment Change figures for November came out at 67,000, well below expectations for an increase of 140,00. Moreover, October's figure was revised down to 121,000 from 125,000. Some suspect that the gap stems from calculations related to the strike at General Motors. Nevertheless, this is the second significant miss in a top-tier US figure this week. ISM Manufacturing PMI fell short of...

Australias Q3 national accounts in the Gross Domestic Product has been released. Prior to the data, analysts at Westpac had noted that," growth over the year to Q2 was just 1.4%, the slowest pace since 2009 and revealing that the economy was declining in per capita terms," arguing that, "favourable base effects should ensure that annual growth at least improves. Gross Domestic Product (YoY)...

The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index sank to 48.1% in November from 48.3% in October. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had forecast the index to total 49.2%. Readings below 50% indicate business conditions are getting worse. The indexes measuring new orders and employment both weakened in November. œGlobal trade remains the most significant cross-industry...

ASIA
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U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows as Exports, Imports Both Plummet
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EUROPE
German Services Hold Up Output as Manufacturers Struggle
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