Economic Data

Spotlight: Europe’s economic recovery stumbles despite encouraging signs – Xinhua

Xinhua File Photo by Shen Zhonghao FRANKFURT, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) — Given positive economic data over the past year or so, Europe is recovering from the worst financial crisis in decades. However, despite encouraging signs that have become increasingly visible since the beginning of this year, observers said it is largely related to a cyclical recovery rather than strong, balanced ...

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Jim O’Neill: The economic view from the Alps

I recently took a trip to Switzerland – a remarkable country that I have been fortunate to visit many times over the past 40 years. In addition to having a good time, I found a Swiss perspective useful to reflect on the state of the world and its economic vitality. Aside from its wealth — or perhaps because of it ...

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Jim O’Neil: The economic view from the Alps

I recently took a trip to Switzerland – a remarkable country that I have been fortunate to visit many times over the past 40 years. In addition to having a good time, I found a Swiss perspective useful to reflect on the state of the world and its economic vitality. Aside from its wealth — or perhaps because of it ...

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JSE may track firmer global markets on Wednesday

If the JSE takes its cue from global markets on Wednesday, it could track higher, following fresh records on Wall Street overnight. Asian markets retreated from a decade high, though, ahead of the JSE’s open on Wednesday, while a mixed picture is expected from local economic data. Statistics SA reports retail trade sales for July at 1pm. Economists are expecting ...

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Markets: Sensex, Nifty open flat over macro economic data

Key indices on Wednesday open flat over release of macro economic data. According to the data released by the Central Statistics Office on Tuesday, the industrial output has gone up by 1.2% in July from a year earlier. Factory output, measured in terms of Index of Industrial Production, the cumulative growth for the period April-July this year stood at 1.7% ...

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USDA to study soybean and spring wheat production practices and costs

U.S. Department of Agriculture St. Paul, MN – In September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will begin contacting Minnesota growers to learn about their production practices during the 2017 growing season for soybeans and spring wheat. NASS and USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) jointly conduct the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS), which gathers data on ...

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Yen Down for Second Day, Dollar Steady as N. Korea Tensions Ease

The yen weakened past 110.00 per dollar for the first time in more than a week amid easing tensions with North Korea, as model-driven funds and other near-term trading accounts rebuilt shorts after a washout late last week. The dollar advanced about 0.1 percent on the back of improving risk sentiment, better-than-expected economic data and rebalancing interest-rate expectations. The pound ...

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Dollar Trading Mixed On Light Data Day

WASHINGTON (Alliance News) – The dollar is turning in a mixed performance against its major rivals Tuesday afternoon. The buck is losing ground against the British pound after the bigger than expected increase in UK inflation. The data will put further pressure on the Bank of England to consider raising interest rates. The continued lack of US economic data is ...

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Harvey Will Reflect In Economic Data As Growth: That Might Mislead The Fed Into Another Policy Error – Forbes

Forbes Harvey Will Reflect In Economic Data As Growth: That Might Mislead The Fed Into Another Policy ErrorForbesHurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on South Texas and Louisiana. As a lifelong Texan, I have many friends in that region. They’ve lived through many storms and normally take what nature throws at them in stride. Not this time. I am seeing headlines calling … ...

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