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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Orders placed with U.S. factories for business equipment rebounded in January by the most in six months, a sign demand is withstanding concerns about slower global growth and the trade war with China.  Non-military capital goods orders excluding aircraft -- a proxy for business investment -- gained 0.8 percent, after a 0.9 percent decline the prior month, according to Commerce...

A key measure of underlying U.S. inflation unexpectedly eased in February amid falling prices for autos and prescription drugs, giving the Federal Reserve more room to stick to its plan for being patient on raising interest rates. Excluding food and energy, the so-called core consumer price index rose 0.1 percent from the prior month and 2.1 percent from a year earlier, according to a...

The U.K. economy rebounded at a stronger-than- expected pace in January following a downbeat end to 2018, Office for National Statistics figures published Tuesday show. Gross domestic product grew 0.5 percent, the biggest monthly gain in more than two years, after it shrank by 0.4 percent in December. It left growth in the latest three months at 0.2 percent, maintaining the pace recorded in the...

U.S. retail sales stabilized in January after a plunge the prior month that was larger than first reported, indicating consumers may still be able to help support growth after a dismal end to 2018. The value of overall sales rose 0.2 percent after a 1.6 percent decrease prior month, Commerce Department figures showed Monday. The median forecast in Bloombergs survey called for an...

The pace of hiring in the U.S. slowed sharply in February as the economy added just 20,000 new jobs, marking the smallest increase in 17 months. The number of new nonfarm jobs created last month was well below the 172,000 MarketWatch forecast, but the slowdown was probably exaggerated by seasonal oddities that are unlikely to persist. The U.S. has been adding more than 200,000 new jobs a month...

Chinas exports fell in February and imports also weakened due to the Lunar New Year shutdown and continued uncertainty from the trade war. Exports dropped 20.7 percent to $135 billion in February while imports fell 5.2 percent, the customs administration said Friday. Economists forecast both exports and imports would shrink, although not by as much. That left a...

Australia's trade surplus increased to $4.549 billion in January, from $3.769 billion in December. Exports were up five per cent for the month, while imports were up three per cent, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. Market consensus was for the trade balance to drop to a surplus of $2.8 billion. Source : Bloomberg

Australias economic growth slowed in the final three months of 2018 as consumption remained subdued and residential construction fell, with government spending being the key support. The currency dropped. Gross domestic product rose 0.2 percent from the third quarter versus the median economists forecast of 0.3 percent; it gained 2.3 percent from a year earlier compared with an...

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