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Wednesday, 19 February 2020 16:46 WIB

U.K. inflation picked up for the first time in six months, boosted by the cost of energy, motor fuel and air fares. Consumer prices rose a stronger-than-forecast 1.8% in January from a year earlier, the fastest since July, the Office for National Statistics said Wednesday. Core inflation picked up to 1.6%. But the acceleration is likely to prove temporary, with inflation expected to fall back in the second quarter and remain below the Bank of England™s 2% target for the next two years. The benign inflation outlook would make it easier for the BOE to cut interest rates should the economy...

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German Investor Confidence Plunges Amid Coronavirus Risks
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 17:26 WIB | ZEW

Investors have been plunged back into a gloomy mood over the German economy on concern the coronavirus outbreak in China will disrupt global trade. ZEW's index of expectations for the next six months decreased to 8.7 in February, below even the most pessimistic estimate in a Bloomberg survey. The poll suggests confidence is fading that Europe's largest economy can stem a manufacturing recession that has lasted more than a year. "Economic development is rather fragile at the moment, ZEW President Achim Wambach said in a statement. The outlook for export-intensive sectors has deteriorated...

US: Retail Sales Rose 0.3% in January as Expected
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Retail Sales in the US increased by 0.3% on a monthly basis in January following December's 0.2% growth, the advanced data published by the US Census Bureau showed on Friday. This reading came in line with market expectation. Retail Sales Excluding Autos also rose 0.3% in the same period after rising 0.6% in December. "Total sales for the November 2019 through January 2020 period were up 4.4% from the same period a year ago," the publication further read. The US Dollar Index inched higher after the data and was last up 0.03% on the day at 99.13. Source : Fxstreet

US: Annual core CPI unchanged at 2.3% in January vs. 2.2% expected
Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:48 WIB | CPI Amerika CPI Core

Inflation in the United States, as measured by the core Consumer Price Index (CPI), rose 2.3% on a yearly basis in January to match December's reading, the monthly data published by the United States (US) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showed on Thursday. This reading came in higher than the market expectation of 2.2%. On a monthly basis, the core CPI registered +0.2% as expected and the CPI registered +0.1%. The annual CPI rose to 2.5% from 2.3%. The US Dollar Index largely ignored these figures and was last down 0.03% on the day at 98.99. Source : Fxstreet

GBP/USD keeps gains around 1.2930 after UK Q4 GDP meets estimates with 0.0%
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 16:52 WIB | GDP Inggris Ekonomi inggris

The preliminary reading of the fourth quarter 2019 UK GDP came in at 0.0% QoQ vs. 0.0% expected and +0.4% last while on an annualized basis the figure stood at +1.1% vs. +0.8 expected and +1.1% seen previously. The UK GDP monthly release showed that the UK economy expanded in December, arriving at +0.3% versus +0.2% expected and -0.3% previous. Meanwhile, Index of services (November) arrived at +0.1% 3M/3M vs. 0.0% expected and 0.0% prior. The Cable keeps its range around 1.2930 region, largely unfazed by the UK growth numbers. The Gross Domestic Product released by the National...

US: Nonfarm Payrolls increased by 225K in January vs. 160K expected
Friday, 7 February 2020 20:47 WIB | Ekonomi AS US Payrolls U.S.Unemployment

Nonfarm Payrolls (NFP) in the US increased by 225,000 in January following December's reading of 147,000 (revised from 145,000), the data published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics showed on Friday. This reading came in higher than the market expectation of 160,000. Further details of the report showed that the Unemployment Rate ticked up to 3.6% and the Average Hourly Earnings increased 3.1% % on a yearly basis to beat the market expectation of 3%. The greenback's reaction to the data was muted and the US Dollar Index, which tracks the USD's value against a basket of six major...

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