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Friday, 19 January 2018 22:18 WIB

The University of Michigan™s consumer sentiment index fell in January to a reading of 94.4, the worst reading since July. Economists polled by MarketWatch expected a 98 reading. Confidence has increased substantially since the recession, though it™s still below levels of the internet bubble era. Source : Market Watch

RECENT NEWS
U.K. Retailers See Black Friday Hangover as Sales Plunge 1.5%
Friday, 19 January 2018 16:47 WIB | Ekonomi inggris UK Retail Sales

U.K. retail sales fell the most in 18 months in December as retailers experienced their customary post-Black Friday lull.  The volume of goods sold in stores and online fell 1.5 percent from November, when heavy discounting saw sales jump 1 percent, the Office for National Statistics said Friday. It was the biggest drop since June 2016 and the most for a December in seven years. Sales excluding auto fuel declined 1.6 percent. Sales of household goods plunged 5.3 percent and clothing sales fell 1 percent. Only department stores saw an improvement, with sales rising 0.6...

Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index Drops to Five-Month Low in January
Thursday, 18 January 2018 21:32 WIB | Ekonomi AS Phillyy Fed Index

A gauge of Philadelphia-area manufacturing fell to five-month low of 22.2 in January, the Philadelphia Fed said Thursday. Thats still well above the zero reading, as any positive figure indicates improving conditions. Confidence in the manufacturing sector, while strong, is returning to more normal levels. The new-orders component slumped 18 points to a reading of 10.1. Shipments did rise, growing to 30.3. Manufacturing is coming off a pretty good year, helped by a recovery in energy prices and a drop in the U.S. dollar. Source : Market Watch

Jobless Claims Crash to 45-Year Low, Fall 41,000 to 220,000
Thursday, 18 January 2018 21:03 WIB | Klaim pengangguran AS Ekonomi AS

Initial U.S. jobless claims tumbled by 41,000 to 220,000 in mid-January, marking the biggest one-week decline since 2009. The number of new claims also touched the lowest level since February 1973. Economists polled by MarketWatch has forecast claims to total 250,000 in the seven days ended Jan. 13. The level of claims gives a rough idea of how many people are losing their jobs. The more stable monthly average of claims, meanwhile, declined by a smaller 6,250 to 244,500, the government said Thursday. The number of people already collecting unemployment benefits, known as continuing...

U.S. Housing Starts Fall More Than Expected While Permits Steady
Thursday, 18 January 2018 20:51 WIB | Ekonomi AS Housing Starts

Groundbreaking on new U.S. homes eased from the fastest pace in 13 months while permits held steady to finish the strongest year for housing construction in a decade, government figures showed Thursday. Residential starts fell 8.2% to a 1.19m annualized rate (est. 1.28m) after 1.3m pace in prior month; biggest drop since Nov. 2016. Single-family home starts fell 11.8% to 836k; multifamily rose 1.4% to 356k. Permits, a proxy for future construction of all types of homes, fell 0.1% to 1.302m rate (est. 1.295m) from 1.303m pace. Source : Bloomberg  

China Posts First Full-Year Pickup Since 2010 on Global Tailwind
Thursday, 18 January 2018 14:24 WIB | GDP China ekonomi China

Chinas economy sealed its first full-year acceleration since2010, underpinning global growth and giving authorities more room to purge excessive borrowing. Gross domestic product increased 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, compared with a 6.7 percent estimate in a Bloomberg survey. Full-year growth picked up to 6.9 percent from 6.7 percent in 2016, the National Bureau of Statistics said. Retail sales increased 9.4 percent in December from a year earlier, compared with a 10.2 percent forecast. Industrial production rose 6.2 percent last month, versus a projected...

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ASIA
China's services sector growth at more than three year-high in December: Caixin PMI
Thursday, 4 January 2018 09:33 WIB

The upbeat findings broadly echo those of an official gauge of the non-manufacturing sector last week that showed activity accelerated at a faster rate in December than the previous month,...

UNITED STATES
CPI rises 0.1% in December mostly on higher housing costs
Friday, 12 January 2018 20:57 WIB

The consumer price index rose 0.1% in December, with four-fifths of the increase tied to the highest cost of housing. The increase matched the MarketWatch forecast. If gas and food are stripped...

EUROPE
U.K. Factories in Best Growth Run Since 1997 Amid Global Upswing
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 16:49 WIB

U.K. manufacturers posted a seventh consecutive month of expansion in November as sectors from food producers to makers of games and sports equipment increased output. Factory output rose 0.4...

GLOBAL ECONOMY
Oil prices could sink to $20 a barrel, warns Goldman
Friday, 11 September 2015 18:14 WIB

The global supply glut in the oil market is even bigger than expected and could push prices to as low as $20 a barrel, Goldman Sachs warned in a report on Friday. Over the past two months,...