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Thursday, 9 April 2020 20:19 WIB

The latest round of coronavirus-induced layoffs and furloughs soared by another 6.6 million in the first week of April, bringing total job losses in less than a month to a stupefying 16.8 million. Initial jobless claims, a rough proxy for job losses, have now posted increases of 6.6 million, 6.9 million and 3.3 million in the last three weekly readings since the middle of March. Initial jobless claims leaped a seasonally adjusted 6.6 million in the week of March 29 to April 4, topping the 6 million MarketWatch forecast. What™s more, new claims in the last week of March were revised up...

RECENT NEWS
U.S. adds 145,000 jobs in December, unemployment flat at 3.5%
Friday, 10 January 2020 20:54 WIB | Ekonomi AS Non-Farm Employment

The U.S. generated 145,000 new jobs in December to push employment growth above 2 million for the ninth straight year. The increase in new jobs fell short of the 165,000 MarketWatch forecast. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.5%, which is a 50-year low. An alternative measure of joblessness known as the U6 rate fell to 6.7% to mark the lowest level since the government began keeping track in 1994. The average wage paid to American workers, meanwhile, rose 3 cents, or 0.1%, to $28.32 an hour. The 12-month rate of hourly wage gains slowed to 2.9% from 3.1%, however. Hours worked each...

Aussie Retail Sales (Nov MoM): +0.9 vs +0.4 Expected
Friday, 10 January 2020 07:53 WIB | Ekonomi Australia

Australia run of official data for November continued today with Retail Sales for the month of November, Month on Month (MoM).  +0.9 vs +0.4 (expected) and 0% prior. (AUD rallies 15 pips at the time of writing). "The 0.0% MoM headline reading in Oct was another disappointment given the middle-income tax rebates that came into effect on 1 July, especially with the detail showing spending on discretionary items (e.g. clothing & apparel, household goods and department stores) was negative." analysts at Westpac explained, adding that the consensus for Nov was 0.4%mth, "if only thanks...

Aussie Trade Balance (Nov): 5800 M vs Expected 5915 M
Thursday, 9 January 2020 07:58 WIB | Neraca perdagangan, Ekonomi Australia

Australia has recorded its 23rd consecutive monthly trade surplus in November. Trade Balance (Nov) 5800M vs expected 5915M and prior 4502M. Australia Nov goods/services exports +2 pct MoM/, seasonally adjusted. Australia Nov goods/services imports -3 pct MoM, seasonally adjusted. Source : FX Street

US: ADP Employment Change arrives at 202K in December vs. 160K expected
Wednesday, 8 January 2020 20:30 WIB | Ekonomi AS

Employment in the US private sector rose 202,000 in December following November's increase of 124,000 (revised from 67,000), the Automatic Data Processing's Employment report showed on Monday. This reading came in better than the market expectation of 160,000. The US Dollar Index extended its rebound on the back of the upbeat ADP data and was last up 0.27% on the day at 97.22. Commenting on the data, " the service providers posted the largest gain since April, driven mainly by professional and business services," noted Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research...

US: ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI improves to 55 vs. 54.5 expected
Tuesday, 7 January 2020 22:24 WIB | ISM AS

The business activity in the US' service sector expanded at a strong pace in December with the Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) Non-Manufacturing PMI improving to 55 from 53.9 in November. This reading came in better than the market expectation of 54.5. The US Dollar Index inched higher on the back of upbeat data and was last up 0.42% on the day at 97.02. Commenting on the data, "the non-manufacturing sector had an uptick in growth in December," noted Anthony Nieves, Chair of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. "The respondents are...

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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 manufacturing purchasing...

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 even before negotiations with China unraveled and he...

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 reading of the country's composite Purchasing...

GLOBAL ECONOMY
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,"...