Monday, 27 January 2020
New York
Friday, 24 January 2020 16:43 WIB

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...

U.S. Factory Gauge Unexpectedly Falls to Lowest Level Since 2009
Friday, 3 January 2020 22:08 WIB | Ekonomi AS

U.S. manufacturing closed out a tumultuous yearwith the weakest monthly performance since the end of the recession, with orders shrinking and factories continuing to dial back production. The Institute for Supply Management's purchasing managers' index fell to 47.2 in December from 48.1, the fifth straight month of contraction and missing estimates for a rise in a Bloomberg survey of economists, according to a report Friday. It was the worst reading since June 2009 and marked the eighth decline in the last nine months. Readings below 50 indicate activity is shrinking. The...

China Dec Factory Activity Expands More Slowly but Confidence Jumps-Caixin PMI
Thursday, 2 January 2020 09:31 WIB | PMI China

China's factory activity expanded at a slower clip in December, pulling back from a three-year high the previous month as new orders softened, a private survey showed on Thursday. But production continued to grow at a solid pace and business confidence shot up amid thawing trade tensions with the United States, offering some support for the cooling economy. Beijing and Washington agreed last month on an initial deal that will de-escalate their prolonged trade war. The Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for December eased to 51.5 from 51.8 the previous month...

US: CB Consumer Confidence Index edged lower to 126.5 in December from 126.8
Tuesday, 31 December 2019 22:32 WIB | Ekonomi AS

Consumer confidence in the US weakened slightly in December with the Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index falling to 126.5 from November's revised reading of 126.8. Further details of the publication showed that the Present Situation Index improved in December but the Expectations Index fell to 97.4 from 100.3. Commenting on the data, 'while consumers' assessment of current conditions improved, their expectations declined, driven primarily by a softening in their short-term outlook regarding jobs and financial prospects," said Lynn Franco, Director of Economic Indicators at The...

China's NBS Manufacturing PMI Prints Above 50 For a Second Month in a Row
Tuesday, 31 December 2019 08:32 WIB | PMI China

China's manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) bettered expectations to remain in the expansion territory for the second month in a row in December. The PMI for China's manufacturing sector came in at 50.2 in December, matching November's print and beating the estimate of 50.1, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Tuesday. The PMI for non-manufacturing came in at 53.5, missing the expected reading of 53.6 and down from November's 54.4. An above-50 reading indicates expansion, while a reading below 50 represents contraction. The above-forecast Manufacturing PMI is yet...

Chicago-region businesses improve in December, but they’re still struggling to grow
Monday, 30 December 2019 22:17 WIB | PMI Chicago Ekonomi AS

The economy in the Midwest improved in December for the second month in a row, but the region is still suffering from a trade war with China that's hurt farmers and manufacturers, according to a regional survey. The Chicago Purchasing Management Index rose to 48.9 this month from a revised 46.2 in November and 43.2 in October. The October reading was the weakest since the end of 2015. Although the latest reading was a bit better than Wall Street expected, the index still shows the economy in the Greater Chicago area is contracting. Any reading below 50 indicates deteriorating...

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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 manufacturing purchasing...

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 even before negotiations with China unraveled and he...

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 reading of the country's composite Purchasing...

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 "have to go out and buy much larger tractors,"...