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Friday, 17 January 2020 16:47 WIB

U.K. consumers stayed away from the stores during the key Christmas trading period, despite widespread discounting and a break in the political impasse over Brexit.  The volume of goods sold in stores and online fell 0.6% in December, confounding expectations of a 0.6% increase. Sales excluding auto fuel dropped 0.8%.  The figures, which include Black Friday and Cyber Monday, will stoke speculation that Bank of England policy makers could cut interest rates this month for the first time since the aftermath of the Brexit referendum.  Weak growth and inflation figures this...

RECENT NEWS
US: Retail sales rose 0.4% in August vs. 0.2% expected
Friday, 13 September 2019 19:46 WIB | Ekonomi AS

The data published by the US Census Bureau today revealed that retail and food services sail in August rose 0.4% on a monthly basis to $526.1 billion and beat the market expectation for an increase of 0.2%. On a yearly basis, retail sales grew by 4.1%. Total sales for the June 2019 through August 2019 period were up 3.7% from the same period a year ago. The June 2019 to July 2019 percent change was revised from up 0.7% to up 0.8%, the publication further revealed. The initial market reaction helped the USD recover a small portion of its recent losses and the US Dollar Index was last down...

U.S. Core Inflation Picks Up More Than Forecast to One-Year High
Thursday, 12 September 2019 19:47 WIB | Ekonomi AS CPI Amerika

A measure of underlying U.S. inflation accelerated by more than forecast to a one-year high in August, signaling inflation was already firming ahead of fresh tariffs on Chinese goods this month that may push prices higher for Americans. The core consumer price index, which excludes food and energy, rose 0.3% from the prior month and was up 2.4% from a year earlier, a Labor Department report showed Thursday. That exceeded the median estimates in a Bloomberg survey, while the broader CPI climbed 0.1% on the month and a below-forecast 1.7% annually. The core reading...

U.K. Recession Threat Recedes as Economy Posts Solid July Growth
Monday, 9 September 2019 15:57 WIB | Ekonomi inggris

The U.K. economy grew at its fastest pace in six months in July, an unexpectedly strong performance that will allay fears Britain was facing a possible pre-Brexit recession. Gross domestic product rose 0.3% from June, the Office for National Statistics said Monday. Economists had predicted growth of just 0.1%. It left output unchanged over the latest three months. The economy recorded growth across the board in July, with the dominant services expanding 0.3% -- its best month this year. All else being equal, GDP will grow 0.4% in the third quarter even if output remains...

U.S. Payrolls Rise 130,000, Boosted by 25,000 for Census Count
Friday, 6 September 2019 19:59 WIB | Ekonomi AS Non-Farm Employment U.S.Unemployment

U.S. companies' hiring stumbled in August, likely cementing expectations for a second straight Federal Reserve interest-rate cut as trade uncertainty and softer global growth weigh on the outlook. Private payrolls rose 96,000, a three-month low, after a downwardly revised 131,000 advance the prior month, according to a Labor Department reportFriday that trailed the median estimate of economists for a 150,000 gain. Total nonfarm payrolls climbed a below-forecast 130,000, which was boosted by 25,000 temporary government workers to prepare for the 2020 Census count. The...

US: ADP Employment Change Jumps to 195K in August vs. 149K Expected
Thursday, 5 September 2019 19:33 WIB | ADP ADP US

The data published by the Automatic Data Processing (ADP) showed that employment in the private sector in August increased by 195,000 following July's 142,000 (revised from 156,000) reading and surpassed the market expectation of 149,000. With the initial market reaction, the US Dollar Index pulled away from daily lows and was last down 0.17% on the day at 98.23. Commenting on the data, œIn August we saw a rebound in private-sector employment, said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. œThis is the first time in the last 12 months that we have seen...

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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,"...