A key measure of U.S. consumer prices rose by less than expected in September as used-car costs fell by the most in a year, likely bolstering the case for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates for the third time in three months. The core consumer price index, which excludes food and energy, increased 0.1% from the prior month, a Labor Department report showed Thursday, below the median estimate of economists. The annual gain of 2.4% matched projections as well as the August increase. The broader CPI was unchanged on the month and up 1.7% annually, trailing...

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The UK GDP monthly release showed 0.1% contraction in August versus 0.0% expected and +0.4% previous. Meanwhile, Index of services (August) arrived at +0.4% 3m/3m vs. +0.1% expected and +0.3% last. The Gross Domestic Product released by the National Statistics is a measure of the total value of all goods and services produced by the UK. The GDP is considered as a broad measure of the UK...

U.S. private hiring was less than forecast in September as wage gains cooled, offering a warning that the record-long expansion may be starting to falter even as the jobless rate fell to a half-century low. Private payrolls expanded by 114,000 after an upwardly revised 122,000 advance the prior month, according to a Labor Department report Friday that missed the median estimate...

Service-oriented companies that employ the vast majority of Americans registered the weakest growth in September in three years, adding to a cacaphony of reports showing a broad slowdown in the U.S. economy. The Institute for Supply Management's said its non-manufacturing index fell to 52.6 last month from 56.4 in August. Economists polled by Marketwatch had forecast a 55.3% reading. Numbers...

U.S. private sector hiring slowed more than expected in September a report by a payrolls processor ADP showed Wednesday. Private sector payrolls increased by 135,000, vs 140,000 forecast, prior month revised down to 157,000 from 195,000. Data a day earlier pointing to a shock drop in U.S. factory activity last month fueled concerns that a slowdown in the manufacturing sector could spread to...

A measure of U.S. manufacturing unexpectedly fell deeper into contraction, posting the weakest reading since the end of the last recession as a global slowdown and the U.S.-China trade war increasingly weigh on the sector. The Institute for Supply Managements factory index slipped to 47.8 in September, the lowest since June 2009, according to data Tuesday. The figure missed all...

The UK GDP second estimate showed that the economy contracted by 0.2% q/q in the second quarter of 2019, the same as that seen in the first readout while matching the consensus forecasts. While on an annualized basis, the UK economys growth rate arrived at 1.3% in Q2, beating the expectations of 1.2% and up from 1.2% previous reading. Separately, the UK Total Business Investment data...

A report on the health of Chinas manufacturing sector improved in September, although it was still below the line indicating contraction. The manufacturing purchasing managers index rose to to 49.8, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday. Thats better than the 49.6 forecast in a Bloomberg survey of economists. The non-manufacturing gauge...

The data published by the United States (US) Census Bureau today showed that new orders for manufactured goods in August increased $0.5 billion, or 0.2%, to $250.7 billion. This reading came in better than the market expectation for a decline of 1% but failed to help the Greenback preserve its strength. As of writing, the US Dollar Index was down 0.13% on the day at 99.08. "Excluding...

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China's Factory Outlook Improves More than Expected in September
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EUROPE
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