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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
U.S. Consumer Prices Trail Projections as Used-Car Costs Tumble
Thursday, 10 October 2019 20:04 WIB | Ekonomi AS CPI Amerika

A key measure of U.S. consumer prices rose by less than expected in September as used-car costs fell by the most in a year, likely bolstering the case for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates for the third time in three months. The core consumer price index, which excludes food and energy, increased 0.1% from the prior month, a Labor Department report showed Thursday, below the median estimate of economists. The annual gain of 2.4% matched projections as well as the August increase. The broader CPI was unchanged on the month and up 1.7% annually, trailing...

UK GDP Contracts 0.1% m/m in August, Misses Estimates
Thursday, 10 October 2019 15:59 WIB | Ekonomi inggris

The UK GDP monthly release showed 0.1% contraction in August versus 0.0% expected and +0.4% previous. Meanwhile, Index of services (August) arrived at +0.4% 3m/3m vs. +0.1% expected and +0.3% last. The Gross Domestic Product released by the National Statistics is a measure of the total value of all goods and services produced by the UK. The GDP is considered as a broad measure of the UK economic activity. Generally speaking, a rising trend has a positive effect on the GBP, while a falling trend is seen as negative (or bearish). Source : FXstreet

U.S. Payrolls Miss Estimates as Wages Cool in Sign of Downshift
Friday, 4 October 2019 19:46 WIB | Ekonomi AS Data Payroll Non-Farm Employment

U.S. private hiring was less than forecast in September as wage gains cooled, offering a warning that the record-long expansion may be starting to falter even as the jobless rate fell to a half-century low. Private payrolls expanded by 114,000 after an upwardly revised 122,000 advance the prior month, according to a Labor Department report Friday that missed the median estimate of economists for a 130,000 gain. Total nonfarm payrolls climbed a below-forecast 136,000, which was boosted by 1,000 temporary government workers to prepare for the 2020 Census count. Average...

Service side of economy grows at slowest pace in 3 years
Thursday, 3 October 2019 21:31 WIB | ISM AS

Service-oriented companies that employ the vast majority of Americans registered the weakest growth in September in three years, adding to a cacaphony of reports showing a broad slowdown in the U.S. economy. The Institute for Supply Management's said its non-manufacturing index fell to 52.6 last month from 56.4 in August. Economists polled by Marketwatch had forecast a 55.3% reading. Numbers over 50% indicates business conditions are getting better, but the index has fallen 8 points below its postrecession peak of 60.8% achieved last fall. The lackluster results of the ISM's services...

U.S. Private Sector Adds 135,000 Jobs in September
Wednesday, 2 October 2019 19:29 WIB | Ekonomi AS

U.S. private sector hiring slowed more than expected in September a report by a payrolls processor ADP showed Wednesday. Private sector payrolls increased by 135,000, vs 140,000 forecast, prior month revised down to 157,000 from 195,000. Data a day earlier pointing to a shock drop in U.S. factory activity last month fueled concerns that a slowdown in the manufacturing sector could spread to the broader economy. The Labor Department's more comprehensive nonfarm payrolls report on Friday is expected to show jobs growth of 145,000 last month, while the unemployment rate is expected to hold...

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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,"...