U.S. retail sales missed forecasts calling for an acceleration in November as clothing stores and restaurants posted declines, signaling the economy™s main engine may cool in the fourth quarter by more than previously thought. The value of overall sales climbed 0.2% after an upwardly revised 0.4% increase the prior month, Commerce Department figures showed Friday. The median estimate in a Bloomberg survey called for a 0.5% increase. Sales in the œcontrol group subset increased a below-forecast 0.1% following a 0.3% gain. The measure excludes food services, car dealers,...

Read more

RECENT NEWS

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...

A measure of factory activity in the Midwest showed contraction but improved slightly in November from a multi-year low reported a month earlier. Still, the reading was below what economists were expecting. The Chicago Purchasing Management Index registered at 46.3 in November from an unrevised 43.2 in October. The October reading was the lowest level since December 2015. Economists had...

Consumer confidence dipped for a fourth straight month in November as economic conditions weaken towards the end of 2019, data released Tuesday by The Conference Board shows. The Board's consumer confidence index dipped to 125.5 this month. That's down from 126.1 in October. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected the index to rise to 126.6. The present situation index also fell to 166.9 from...

IHS Markit said its flash manufacturing purchasing managers index rose to 52.2 in November from 51.3 in October. This is the fastest rate since April. Meanwhile the flash services purchasing managers index in November rose to 51.6 from 50.6. This is the quickest expansion since July. Any reading above 50 indicates improving conditions. The flash estimate is typically based on approximately...

The flash reading of the IHS Markit/CIPS flash U.K. services purchasing managers index fell to a 40-month low in November of 48.6, from 50 in October. The manufacturing PMI meanwhile slipped to a two-month low of 48.3 versus 49.6 in October. "The weak survey data puts the economy on course for a 0.2% drop in GDP in the fourth quarter, and also pushes the PMI further into territory that would...

The flash reading of the eurozone manufacturing purchasing managers index rose to a 3-month high of 46.6 in November, up from 45.9 in October. The PMI was slightly above the FactSet-compiled economist consensus for a 46.4 consensus, but below the 50 level, indicating purchasing managers were reporting contractionary conditions. The flash services PMI meanwhile fell to a 10-month low of 51.5 in...

Sales at gas stations, car dealers and internet stores such as Amazon rose in October, but most other retailers posted weak results just before the start of the critical holiday shopping season. Retail sales increased 0.3% last month, the government said Friday, matching the forecast of economists polled by MarketWatch. The increase in sales was concentrated in just a few segments, however. If...

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
Trump Mengatakan China Akan `Mengurangi dan Mengeluarkan' Tarif Impor Kendaraan
Monday, 3 December 2018 12:08 WIB Presiden AS Donald Trump mengatakan China telah setuju untuk "mengurangi dan menghapus" tarif terhadap mobil-mobil Amerika dari 40 persen saat...

DISCLAIMER

Seluruh materi atau konten yang tersaji di dalam website ini hanya bersifat informatif saja, dan tidak dimaksudkan sebagai pegangan serta keputusan dalam investasi atau jenis transaksi lainnya. Kami tidak bertanggung jawab atas segala akibat yang timbul dari penyajian konten tersebut. Semua pihak yang mengunjungi website ini harus membaca Terms of Service (Syarat dan Ketentuan Layanan) terlebih dahulu dan dihimbau untuk melakukan analisis secara independen serta memperoleh saran dari para ahli dibidangnya.