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Friday, 14 June 2019 19:50 WIB

Reports of the death of the American consumer were greatly exaggerated as the May retail sales data rose at a solid pace and the decline in the prior month was revised to show a gain. Retail sales increased 0.5% in May, with broad-based gains, the Commerce Department said Friday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a solid 0.7% gain. There was a big rise in auto sales, but the even when that was stripped out, retail sales rose 0.5%, the government said. Almost all categories showed gains in May. The only decline were food and beverage stores, department stores, miscellaneous...

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Australian Employment Rose 4,600 in Feb; Estimate 15,000 Gain
Thursday, 21 March 2019 09:41 WIB | Australia

Australia's central bank is under increasing pressure to resume interest-rate cuts after a 2-1/2 year hiatus; it has used the strength of the labor market -- strong hiring and low unemployment -- to resist those calls. If employment holds up, then the RBA will retain its room to maneuver. But if it weakens over several months -- the data's volatility suggests one reading would be insufficient -- then policy makers are likely to have little choice but to ease. The statistics bureau released the data in Sydney on Thursday. Unemployment rate 4.9%; est. 5%. Full-time jobs fell 7,300. Part-time...

UK CPI unexpectedly rises 1.9% y/y in February, core CPI disappoints
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:00 WIB | Ekonomi inggris

The UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) 12-month rate came in at 1.9% in February, up from Januarys 1.8% and bettering the 1.8% print expected, the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the core inflation gauge (excluding volatile food and energy items) arrived at 1.8% y/y versus 1.9% booked in January while missing the consensus forecast. The monthly figures showed that the UK consumer prices rebounded 0.5% in February, matching +0.5% expectations and -0.8% last. Main Points (via ONS): œRising prices for food, alcohol and tobacco, and across a range...

UK wages rose by 3.4% in January, beat expectations
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 16:48 WIB | Ekonomi inggris

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed on Tuesday, the UK's average weekly earnings, excluding bonuses met expectations, arriving at 3.4% 3m y/y versus 3.4% last and 3.4% expected while the gauge including bonuses came in at 3.4% 3m y/y versus 3.4% previous and 3.2% expected. The Kingdoms official jobless rate dropped to 3.9% in January, while the claimant count change showed a bigger-than-expected increase. The number of people claiming jobless benefits rose sharply by 27k in February, against expectations of a 2.7k increase and +14.2k seen previously. The claimant count rate...

RBA Awaits Resolution to Jobs-Growth Tension, on Hold in Interim
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 09:17 WIB | RBA Ekonomi Australia

Australia's central bank is holding fire on interest rates as it awaits a resolution to the divergence between strong hiring and decelerating economic growth. The Reserve Bank said the labor market is "particularly important" to the outlook and reiterated there's considerable uncertainty over consumption, minutes of its March 5 policy meeting released in Sydney Tuesday showed. It said dwelling investment was expected to subtract from growth and the decline "could be sharper" than currently expected. "Members agreed that there was not a strong case for a near-term...

U.S. Business-Equipment Orders Advance by Most in Six Months
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 19:51 WIB | Ekonomi AS

Orders placed with U.S. factories for business equipment rebounded in January by the most in six months, a sign demand is withstanding concerns about slower global growth and the trade war with China.  Non-military capital goods orders excluding aircraft -- a proxy for business investment -- gained 0.8 percent, after a 0.9 percent decline the prior month, according to Commerce Department figures released Wednesday. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey called for a 0.2 percent increase. The broader measure of bookings for all durable goods, or items meant to last at...

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ASIA
Kenaikan Upah Jepang Berakselerasi pada November Meski Prospek yang Suram
Wednesday, 9 January 2019 07:18 WIB

Upah Jepang naik lebih dari yang diperkirakan pada bulan November, menawarkan harapan pengeluaran konsumen yang lebih kuat dapat memicu inflasi jika kenaikan berkelanjutan. Secara keseluruhan,...

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
Pasar Tenaga Kerja Ketat, Upah Inggris Tumbuh pada Kecepatan Tercepat Sejak 2008
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:09 WIB

Warga Inggris menikmati pertumbuhan upah terkuat sejak krisis keuangan satu dekade lalu seiring pasar tenaga kerja semakin ketat. Pendapatan rata-rata tidak termasuk bonus terus meningkat 3,3...

GLOBAL ECONOMY
Trump Mengatakan China Akan `Mengurangi dan Mengeluarkan' Tarif Impor Kendaraan
Monday, 3 December 2018 12:08 WIB

Presiden AS Donald Trump mengatakan China telah setuju untuk "mengurangi dan menghapus" tarif terhadap mobil-mobil Amerika dari 40 persen saat ini. Dia tidak memberikan rincian lain dalam tweet-nya...