A closely watched measure of U.K. economic activity surged to the highest since 2018 in January, undercutting the case for a Bank of England interest-rate cut next week. IHS Markit's flash index for output across the whole economy jumped to 52.4 as firms cited reduced political uncertainty in the wake of Boris Johnson's decisive election victory. That's up from 49.3 last month and above levels most economists said would be enough to stave off a rate cut on Jan. 30. Investors see the Purchasing Managers Indexes as a key factor in the debate over BOE easing this month, providing the most...

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Expansion in U.S. service industries slowed by more than expected in December to end the year on a weaker note as measures of business and employment fell, though new orders remained strong. The Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing index declined to 57.6, the lowest since July and below the median estimate of economists for 58.5, according to a report Monday. The drop was led by...

The U.S. gained a whopping 312,000 new jobs in December to bring total employment gains in 2018 to a three-year high of 2.64 million. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected a gain of 182,000 nonfarm jobs. The unemployment rate rose to 3.9% from a 49-year low of 3.7%, largely because more people entered the workforce in search of jobs. The average wage paid to American workers climbed 11...

A gauge of U.S. manufacturing plunged last month by the most since October 2008, a fresh sign of deceleration in the economy amid global strains across the sector. The Institute for Supply Management index dropped to a two-year low of 54.1, missing all estimates in Bloomberg's survey, data showed Thursday. All five main components declined, led by new...

China's December reading for the Caixin Manufacturing PMI slipped back into contractionary waters for the first time since May of 2017, printing at 49.7 versus the expected 50.1, while November's reading came in at 50.2. FXstreet

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Financial markets in Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines and South Korea are closed on Monday for a public holiday. AFP

Black Friday memberikan pengecer Inggris dorongan tak terduga menjelang periode perdagangan kunci Natal. Volume barang yang dijual di toko dan online melonjak 1,4 persen pada bulan November, lonjakan terbesar dalam enam bulan, setelah dua bulan penurunan. Peningkatan hanya 0,3 persen diperkirakan dalam survei Bloomberg. Penjualan tidak termasuk bahan bakar otomatis naik 1,2 persen. Kantor...

Kepercayaan bisnis Jerman turun lebih dari yang diharapkan pada bulan Desember, menunjukkan bahwa ekonomi terbesar di Eropa bisa menghadapi patch lembut yang berlarut-larut di tengah ketegangan perdagangan internasional. Indeks iklim bisnis Ifo yang diawasi ketat turun menjadi 101 pada bulan Desember dari 102 bulan sebelumnya, meleset dari perkiraan ekonom sebesar 101,6, kata Ifo yang berbasis...

Rumah tangga Jepang secara tak terduga memangkas pengeluaran pada bulan Oktober seiring kenaikan moderat upah, menunjukkan kelanjutan pelemahan dalam konsumsi yang dapat membebani setiap rebound dari kontraksi ekonomi pada kuartal ketiga. Pengeluaran rumah tangga turun 0,3 persen dari tahun sebelumnya, penurunan ketujuh tahun ini, kementerian urusan internal mengatakan. Perkiraan median adalah...

ASIA
China's Factory Outlook Improves More than Expected in September
Monday, 30 September 2019 09:02 WIB A report on the health of China™s manufacturing sector improved in September, although it was still below the line indicating contraction. The...
UNITED STATES
U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows as Exports, Imports Both Plummet
Thursday, 6 June 2019 19:54 WIB The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in April as both exports and imports tumbled, highlighting the impact of President Donald Trump™s tariffs...
EUROPE
German Services Hold Up Output as Manufacturers Struggle
Friday, 21 June 2019 14:53 WIB Output from Germany's private sector remained unchanged in June, as a decline in manufacturing was offset by continued growth in services. A flash...
GLOBAL ECONOMY
First Phase of US-China Trade Deal Announced
Monday, 16 December 2019 09:09 WIB A trade deal between the United States and China, separately announced Friday by both countries, will be such a boon for American farmers they will...

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