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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...

RECENT NEWS
GDP slows slightly to 1.9% in the third quarter
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 19:55 WIB | Ekonomi AS PDB AS GDP AS

Confident consumers kept the U.S. economy humming along in the third quarter, spending more than enough to counter a big drop in business investment tied to falling oil prices and the ongoing trade war with China. Gross domestic product, the official scorecard for the economy, grew at an 1.9% annual pace in the third quarter, the government said Wednesday.Thats down just a tick from 2% growth in the spring. Wall Street had braced for an even steeper decline. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast GDP to taper to 1.6%. GDP is the official measuring stick of the U.S. economy ”...

US: ADP Employment Change came in at 125K in October vs. 120K expected
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 19:30 WIB | Ekonomi AS

The data published by the Automatic Data Processing (ADP) showed that employment in the private sector in October increased by 125,000 following September's reading of 93,000 (revised from 135,000) and came in slightly better than the market expectation of 120,000. The Greenback's reaction to the data was relatively muted and the US Dollar Index was last down 0.04% on the day at 97.65. Commenting on the data, œWhile job growth continues to soften, there are certain segments of the labor market that remain strong, said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research...

Australia Core Inflation Remains Stuck in Slow Lane
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 07:47 WIB | Ekonomi Australia Inflasi

Australia core inflation remained sluggish in the three months through September, underscoring the central banks challenge to reignite prices in the economy. The trimmed-mean gauge, a key core measure, gained 0.4% from the prior quarter and 1.6% from a year earlier, matching economists estimates. Headline inflation rose 0.5% in the third quarter from three months earlier and 1.7% from a year earlier, also meeting forecasts. Source : Bloomberg

US: CB Consumer Confidence Index fell to 125.9 in September vs. 128 expected
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 21:19 WIB | Ekonomi AS

The Conference Board's (CB) Consumer Confidence Index fell to 125.9 in October from 126.3 in September (revised from 125.1) and missed the market expectation of 128. With the initial market reaction, the US Dollar Index lost its traction and was last seen down 0.03% on the day at 97.71. Below are key takeaways from the CB's press release, as reported by Reuters. "Consumer Present Situation Index 172.3 in October vs September revised 170.6 (previous 169.0)." "Consumer Expectations Index 94.9 in October vs September revised 96.8 (previous 95.8)." "Jobs Hard-to-get Index 11.8 in October vs...

Private Sector Job Losses Bode Ill For German Hopes of End-Year Rebound: PMI
Thursday, 24 October 2019 15:03 WIB | Jerman Ekonomi Jerman

Employment in Germany's private sector fell for the first time in six years in October, a survey showed on Thursday, suggesting that a third-quarter slowdown in Europe's largest economy could stretch into the closing months of the year. Markit's flash Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) survey showed that the slight fall in employment was mainly the result of job losses in the manufacturing sector, where staffing numbers fell to their lowest level in almost 10 years. The slowdown in Germany's export-dependent manufacturing sector, in recession due to trade conflicts and uncertainties linked...

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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,"...