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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...

Cautious UK Shoppers Send Retail Sales Growth to 19-Month Low
Thursday, 19 December 2019 19:31 WIB |

British shoppers kept a tight grip on their wallets last month as retail sales grew at their slowest annual pace since April 2018 amid uncertainty about Brexit and December's election. Thursday's figures from the Office for National Statistics were collected before Black Friday sales promotions, but the ONS said it was confident the slowdown in year-on-year sales growth to 1.0% in November from October's 3.1% was not distorted by the timing. Economists polled by Reuters had expected a smaller slowdown in growth, to 2.1%. Spending by shoppers had been supporting the overall economy for...

Australia Unemployment Unexpectedly Falls; Currency Gains
Thursday, 19 December 2019 08:37 WIB | Ekonomi Australia

Australian unemployment unexpectedly declined in November as the labor market persisted in defying slower economic growth, validating the central banks decision to pause interest rate reductions. Employment jumped 39,900 last month, compared with economists estimatesof a 15,000 gain, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed Thursday. The jobless rate fell to 5.2% compared with a forecast 5.3%, while participation was unchanged at 66%. The ABS said bushfires had resulted in minor data collection disruptions in New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT. The central bank,...

U.K. Inflation Holds at Three-Year Low as BOE Decision Looms
Wednesday, 18 December 2019 17:42 WIB | Inflasi

U.K. inflation held at its lowest rate in three years in November, providing ammunition for interest-rate doves as the Bank of England prepares to announce its final decision of the year. Consumer prices rose 1.5% from a year earlier, matching the smallest increase since November 2016, the Office for National Statistics said Wednesday. Economists had forecast a fall to 1.4%. The figures are nonetheless likely to reinforce the dovish tilt at the BOE, where policy makers Michael Saunders and Jonathan Haskel are expected to repeat their calls for lower interest rates on Thursday amid mounting...

U.S. Economy Ends Year on Modest Note, IHS Markit Gauges Show
Monday, 16 December 2019 21:56 WIB | Ekonomi AS PMI AS

Two surveys of U.S. manufacturers and service companies suggested U.S. economic growth is holding up at a modest pace at year's end, with the potential to pick up in 2020. The IHS Markit purchasing managers' index for factories was little changed in December at 52.5 after 52.6 the prior month, while a similar gauge for service industries rose to a five-month high of 52.2, according to preliminary figures released Monday. Readings above 50 indicate expansion. While the survey is consistent with economic growth of about 1.5%, the details indicate positive momentum for a pickup in 2020, which...

UK Preliminary Manufacturing PMI unexpectedly drops to 47.4, Cable hits session lows
Monday, 16 December 2019 17:05 WIB | Ekonomi inggris PMI U.K.

The UK manufacturing sector activity dropped at the fastest pace since July 2012 in December, the preliminary report from IHS Markit showed this Monday. The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) dropped to four-month lows of 47.4 in December versus 49.4 expected and 48.9 “ Novembers final reading. Meanwhile, the Flash UK Services Business Activity Index for December came in at nine-month lows of 49.0 versus Novembers final readout of 49.3 and 49.6 expected. Source : FXstreet

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