Australian employment outpaced forecasts for a second month in December pushing the jobless rate to a nine-month low, a much-needed improvement that could forestall a near-term cut in interest rates. The local dollar climbed 0.47% to $0.6874 as the market pared the chance of an easing from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) at its next policy meeting on Feb. 4. Thursday™s data showed 28,900 net new jobs were created in December, beating forecasts of 15,000 and on top of a surprisingly strong 38,400 gain in November. The unemployment rate edged down a tick to 5.1%, the lowest reading...

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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...

The November Caixin China Manufacturing PMI (Markit, sponsored by Caixin) has been released which follows a surprise weekend Manufacturing PMI which recorded its first expansionary print in six months. The weekend data was moving back above 50, reflecting that manufacturing activity has improved from contraction to expansion sparking a bid in risk-on fx and in the Aussie. The Caixin China...

The trend estimate for total new capital expenditure fell by 0.6% in the September quarter 2019. This follows a fall of 0.8% in the June quarter 2019. The seasonally adjusted estimate for total new capital expenditure fell by 0.2% in the September quarter 2019. This follows a fall of 0.6% in the June quarter 2019. The trend estimate for buildings and structures fell by 0.5% in the September...

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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