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Shares gained more than one percent on Friday as a swath of positive data, easing pressure on the country’s otherwise bleak economic outlook, boosted economically sensitive sectors, dealers said. Stronger-than-expected remittances, double-digit growth in large-scale manufacturing, and reports of additional AfDB funding for fiscal support lifted investor sentiment. Securing a gain of 588.02 points or …

The Dow Jones and S&P 500 fell, but the tech-savvy Nasdaq rallied to end the mixed session on Thursday, May 12, after a vital economic indicator showed demand for manufactured goods slowed in April. The S&P 500 fell 0.13% to 3,930.08. The Dow Jones fell 0.33% to 31,730.30. The NASDAQ Composite rose 0.06% to 11,370.96, …

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These influences are yet to be fully felt by China – exports to the United States rose 9.4% in April and its trade surplus with the United States rose 14.7% year-on-year. above – but will add to the challenges facing the Chinese economy. and in turn will exacerbate the threat to global growth. Chinese Premier …

On the macro It’s a calmer week ahead on the economic calendarwith 47 stats targeted in the week ending May 13. In the previous week, 62 stats were targeted. For dollars: Inflation is back in the spotlight, with consumer and wholesale price inflation figures due out on Wednesday and Thursday. Another spike in inflation would …

European stocks closed mostly lower on Monday amid falling consumer confidence in the eurozone as investors continued to watch inflation and monetary policy data. The French CAC fell by 1.7%, the Stoxx Europe 600 by 1.5%, the Swiss Market Index by 1.3% and the German DAX by 1.1%. London’s FTSE 100, meanwhile, rose 0.5%. German …

The MBA’s index of mortgage application activity for the past week is scheduled to be released at 7:00 a.m. ET. A preliminary U.S. international merchandise trade report for March will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. The US goods deficit is expected to narrow to $105.0 billion in March after widening to $106.3 billion in …

Monday, April 25, 2022 We’re about to embark on the busiest week of the first quarter earnings season, with some of the best-known names – Microsoft (MSFT Quick QuoteMSFT – Free report) , Meta (born Facebook) (FB Quick QuoteFacebook – Free report) and Amazon (AMZN Quick QuoteAMZN – Free report) , among hundreds of others. …

On the macro It’s a calmer week ahead on the economic calendar, with 49 stats coming out in the week ending April 29. The previous week, 57 statistics were in focus. For dollars: Core numbers on durable goods and consumer confidence will be in focus on Tuesday. Expect consumer confidence to have a greater influence. …

Beijing – Facing its worst COVID-19 outbreak to date, China has imposed an increasing number of mass quarantines, strict lockdowns and border controls. The measures may still work, but official data released on Monday shows they are weighing heavily on the world’s second-largest economy. China’s economy grew 4.8% in the first three months of this …

SINGAPORE — Asian markets struggled to orient themselves on Monday as investors reacted to the release of Chinese economic data, including first-quarter gross domestic product figures. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 fell 1.08% to close at 26,799.71 as shares of Fast Retailing fell 1.25%. The Topix index fell 0.86% to 1,880.08. Mainland China shares closed …

Turkey appears set to impose prison terms of up to three years for economic researchers who publish unofficial data on inflation and other indicators without first obtaining government approval. country’s statistics agency. Bloomberg reported on April 14 that he had seen a bill to that effect. A thorn in the side of the Erdogan administration …

After rising sharply in the previous two sessions, Treasuries showed a substantial bearish comeback in Thursday’s session. Bond prices fell steadily for much of the trading day before closing firmly in negative. As a result, the yield on the benchmark 10-year note, which moves opposite to its price, jumped 14.1 basis points to 2.828%. The …

NEW DELHI: Oil prices fell on Wednesday, giving up earlier gains, after China and Japan reported weak economic data, fueling concerns over growth and oil demand among major global consumers. Brent crude futures fell 34 cents, or 0.3%, to $104.30 a barrel at 0501 GMT, while US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 46 …

The GBP/EUR exchange rate was down -0.14% on Monday after the latest economic data turned worse than expected. GDP growth data was better than analysts had expected, but construction and trade were weaker. The day ahead brings German inflation and UK employment numbers. GBP against EUR is trading at 1.1965 after a two-day rejection of …

Sunday, April 10, 2022 11:03 a.m. The capital’s premier FTSE 100 index had a strong week last week, gaining 1.75% (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) The City will be watching for a series of headline economic announcements this week that will send ripples through major London indexes. The capital’s leading FTSE 100 index had a …

Ringgit banknotes are seen at a currency exchange office in Kuala Lumpur on June 20, 2018. – Bernama pic KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 – The ringgit extended its downtrend against the US dollar to open lower today as the greenback strengthened amid positive US economic data, an analyst said. At 9am, the local rating weakened …

Statistics It’s been a busier week on the economic calendar for the week ending 01-April 2022. A total of 64 stats were monitored, following 43 stats the previous week. Of the 64 statistics, 30 are ahead of forecasts, with 29 economic indicators below forecasts. 5 stats were in line with the forecast for the week. …

SHANGHAI, April 1 (Reuters) – Chinese stocks rose on Friday on expectations of stronger economic stimulus after data showed factory activity fell at the fastest pace in two years in March, while that tourism-related stocks led the gains ahead of the upcoming holiday. The CSI300 index rose 1.1% to 4,270.89 points in late morning trading, …

Stanlib’s chief economist, Kevin Lings, said he was not aware of any country regularly producing economic data with a higher unemployment rate than South Africa. Lings was commenting on South Africa’s unemployment rate which passed the 35% threshold in the fourth quarter. Statistics South Africa reported on Tuesday that unemployment in South Africa rose by …

Monday, March 28, 2022 We have a big week ahead of us on Monday morning, after a pretty much rudderless week with information to push or pull the market: after interest rates were expected to rise by a quarter of a percent mid-month, the indices have breathed a clear sigh of relief: the Dow Jones …

Outside the United States It was a mixed week on the economic data front. Core durable goods and consumer confidence were disappointing, while private sector PMI and labor market data were upbeat. According to preliminary figures, the services PMI in the United States fell from 56.5 to 58.9, with the manufacturing PMI falling from 57.3 …

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KARACHI: Pakistani stocks showed a rally on Monday on upbeat data regarding the reduction in the current account deficit in February 2022, the surge in global equities and the rise in global crude oil prices. An analyst from Arif Habib Limited said the index remained in the green zone as the current account deficit (CAD) …

U.S. stocks rose on Thursday afternoon on a string of positive economic data as talks between Russia and Ukraine continue a day after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised its key federal funds rate for the first time since 2018. The S&P 500 rose 1.2% to 4,411.67, the Nasdaq Composite rose 1.3% to 13,614.78 and the …

DUBAI: Gulf markets ended higher on Wednesday, with Saudi Arabia’s main index posting a gain after five consecutive sessions of losses as its gross domestic product rate rose. Saudi Arabia’s gross domestic product rose 6.7% in the fourth quarter, while overall growth last year rose 3.2%, official statistics showed, broadly in line with estimates previous …

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Sunday March 13, 2022 10:40 a.m. Last week was extremely volatile for London’s leading FTSE 100 index, rising from a low of 6,674 to a high of 7,672. It eventually ended up 2.41% Investors’ attention to developments in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict could be diverted by a jam-packed week of headline economic data and announcements. Last …

European stocks ended the week higher as investors scrutinized a slew of economic data from the region while assessing the European Central Bank’s decision to scale back its asset purchase program faster than expected, but in leaving rates unchanged in a rising inflation environment. The German DAX closed 1.4% higher, the Stoxx Europe 600 rose …

KARACHI: The Pakistani stock market showed a slight recovery on Thursday led by certificates selected on optimistic data of exports of 22.55 billion dollars (July-February) of 2022 as well as the Prime Minister’s relief program and incentives for a new industry. “The rally in global equities and the surge in global crude oil prices acted …

Economic data released today confirms the resilience of the Australian economy, but we will have to work hard to sustain long-term growth, said Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott. “Today’s national accounts figures are great news for the country. This positive result is driven overwhelmingly by states that reopened their economies after the Delta outbreak. …

Outside the United States The private sector PMI and consumer confidence figures caught the eye earlier this week. While consumer confidence weakened in February, private sector activity picked up. According to preliminary figures, the all-important services PMI fell from 51.2 to 56.7. In the 2n/a mid-week, fourth-quarter GDP, unemployment insurance claims, inflation, personal spending and …

© Reuters By Peter Nurse Investing.com — Russian troops continued to advance on Ukraine’s capital Kyiv as Moscow defied new sanctions imposed by Western powers. European stocks rebounded, but Wall Street is expected to open lower ahead of a deluge of economic data that could guide the Federal Reserve at next week’s policy-setting meeting. Crude …

The fourth quarter gross domestic product report is scheduled for release at 8:30 a.m. ET. The country’s GDP is expected to grow by 7% in the fourth quarter, according to the second estimate. Data on initial jobless claims for the past week will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. Analysts expect jobless claims to fall …

The gas sector sparked a capital market rally on Friday, cheering new legislation to reduce circular debt, amid upbeat FDI and industrial production figures, dealers said. The benchmark Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) KSE-100 Shares Index closed at 45,675 points at the end of Friday’s session against 45,441 points, gaining almost 235 points or 0.52%. A …

Statistics It’s been a busy week on the economic calendar in the week ending 18and February. A total of 66 stats were monitored, following 31 stats the previous week. Of the 66 statistics, 33 are ahead of forecasts, with 26 economic indicators below forecasts. There were 7 stats that were in line with the forecast …

(RTTNews) – European markets closed weak on Friday, extending recent losses, as an escalation in tensions between Russia and Ukraine hurt sentiment. The growing possibility of Russia invading Ukraine made the mood extremely cautious, and the major markets, despite a period in positive territory, failed to hold onto their gains and ended on a negative …

EUR/GBP has been on a downtrend since the start of 2021, with GBP significantly stronger than the EUR. GBP/USD made bigger gains than EUR/USD during the bullish period following the start of the pandemic, until last summer, and since then EUR/USD has become more bearish than the cable. This shows that the GBP has had …

Early in the day: The start of the Asian session was busier. The Japanese yen and Australian dollar were in action in the early hours of the day. Entering the Asian open, markets also responded to the FOMC meeting minutes overnight. For the Japanese yen In January, Japan’s trade deficit widened from 583.3 billion yen …

US retail sales exceeded expectations, but Canadian inflation exceeded the 5% threshold. Market sentiment shifted to risk aversion following US Secretary of State Blinken’s remarks that Russia is moving troops to the Ukrainian border. USD/CAD is neutral on the upside, but USD/CAD buyers need to recover 1.2700. In the North American session, USD/CAD extended its …

Huntington Private Bank CIO John Augustine joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the state of the stock market as geopolitical tensions persist and U.S. retail sales report data for January. Video transcript AKIKO FUJITA: We see the Dow falling again today in this session after breaking a three-day losing streak. At present, it is down …

Early in the day: It’s a busier start to the Asian session. In the early morning, 4and Japan’s quarterly GDP figures sparked interest. Later in the morning, the minutes of the RBA meeting and final Japanese industrial production figures are also due to be released. Expect the RBA meeting minutes to be critical as markets …

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Early in the day: The start of the Asian session was busier. The Kiwi Dollar was in action this morning as markets reacted further to Thursday’s US inflation data. For the kiwi dollar In January, the business PMI fell from 53.7 to 52.1. However, the electronic card retail sales figures had a greater influence. In …

Early in the day: It’s a particularly quiet start to the Asian session on the economic calendar. There are no major statistics for the markets to consider at the start of the day. The Majors At the time of writing, the kiwi dollar fell 0.04% to $0.6681, with the japanese yen down 0.01% to ¥115.530 …

Economic data: error or truth? Financial analysts, rating agencies and national governments are often obsessed with analyzing the next set of economic data, especially the highs and lows of GDP – a key macroeconomic indicator – which usually reflects the health of a economy. The reason for this obsession is that many local investment decisions …

On the macro It’s a quiet week ahead on the economic calendar, with the XX stats at the center of the week ending on the 11th.and February. The previous week, 76 statistics had been developed. For dollars: At the beginning of the week, the statistics are limited to December trade data which will have a …

The world’s second-largest economy saw some slowdown in factory activity in January. According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the official Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector stood at 50.1 in the first month of 2022, down from 50.3 in December. However, analysts projected the reading at 50. Notably, any …

European stocks ended the first day of February in the green, continuing their rally from Monday, as investors closely watched economic data from the region. The French CAC increased by 1.4%, the Stoxx Europe 600 and the Swiss Market Index each increased by 1.1%. The FTSE 100 in the UK and the DAX in Germany …

Markets are heavy today with a rush of data ahead with gross domestic product data from the Eurozone and Italy, the Spanish consumer price index and construction data from Japan coming arrive today. Precious metals extended their gains in another session while oil joined them up more than 0.7%. Natural gas continues another session in …

Early in the day: It’s a relatively busy start to the day on the economic calendar this morning. The Japanese yen and the Australian dollar will be in action in the early hours of the morning. In Japan, industrial production and retail sales numbers will be the focus ahead of private sector credit numbers in …

European stock markets closed the week lower after a slew of economic data from the region, including a contraction in the German economy in the fourth quarter, amid lingering tensions in Ukraine. Germany’s DAX was down 1.3%, the UK’s FTSE 100 was down 1.2% and the Stoxx Europe 600 was down 1%. The French CAC …

Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) the data hit the tape, in all its digital boredom. Yet, within these tea leaves is a lot of useful data for the Fed in its monetary policy decision-making, among other things. So while they may be harder to track than, say, the monthly employment numbers (next week, by the way), …

Major Wall Street indexes jumped at Thursday’s open on upbeat data from Washington that pointed to a strengthening economic recovery. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained more than 550 points, or 1.6% in morning trade, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq also each climbed higher after a rocky session on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve …

Florida businesses added 479,300 total jobs, up 5.6% year-on-year VIDEO ABOVE: Governor DeSantis is announcing more than $10 million in funds for Sarasota on Friday to help with resilience and mitigation. TALLAHASSEE, FL – Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida’s December 2021 economic data topped the nation with 20 straight months of job growth and …

Early in the day: It’s a relatively busy start to the day on the economic calendar this morning. The Japanese yen and the kiwi dollar were in action in the early morning. For the Japanese yen Inflation figures for December were the main concern this morning. According to Ministry of Interior and Communication, Japan’s annual …

• Unemployment insurance claims, home sales data disappoints • Jump in cryptocurrencies NEW YORK: The dollar pared its earlier gains on Thursday as the bullish trajectory for US Treasury yields this week took a break. The greenback edged lower after weekly jobless claims unexpectedly hit a three-month high. A separate report showed that US second-hand …

It was a busier day on the Eurozone economic calendar. The final December inflation figures for the Eurozone and German headline inflation figures were the focus of concern. Eurozone inflation In December, the euro zone’s annual inflation rate rose from 4.9% to 5.0%, which was in line with preliminary figures. On a monthly basis, consumer …

(RTTNews) – European equities closed broadly higher on Thursday as investors engaged in some cross-border buying, shrugging off concerns over inflation and concerns over impending interest rate hikes. Investors also digested a flurry of earnings announcements and economic data from the region, and watched for updates on tensions between Russia and Ukraine. The pan-European Stoxx …

© Reuters. By Gina Lee Investing.com – Asia-Pacific stocks were mostly up on Monday morning as investors digested news from China and the additional steps the country will take to spur economic growth. China was up 0.29% at 9:28 p.m. ET (0228 GMT) and up 0.77%. Data released earlier today showed GDP grew 4% and …

The Dow Jones retreated on Friday, January 14, led by declines in some financial heavyweights after reporting their quarterly results, while gains in technology stocks fueled gains in the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 index. Meanwhile, retail sales plunged in December, indicating shortages of goods and the impact of the outbreak of the Omicron variant …

The tech saw a massive sell-off this week It’s been a volatile week on Wall Street, with technology in the spotlight for most of it. On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) recorded its fourth consecutive defeat, and the S&P 500 (SPX) its fifth, while the Nasdaq went into the black late in the …

Early in the day: It was a quiet start to the day on the economic calendar this morning. There were no major stats to guide the majors at the start of the Asian session. Later this morning, however, trade data from China will be of great interest as economies grapple with pressure from Omicron. The …

Indian markets were on a bullish momentum at the start of Wednesday’s trading session as investors await key third quarter corporate results and macroeconomic data. With the exception of IT stocks, all other sector indices traded higher. Energy, banking, metals, oil and gas, and consumer durables stocks outperformed. In the opening bell, Sensex recovered over …

Statistics It has been a particularly busy week on the economic calendar, the week ending on the 7the January. A total of 63 statistics were monitored, up from 15 the previous week. Of the 63 statistics, 34 are ahead of expectations, with 23 economic indicators below expectations. There are 6 stats that were in line …

(RTTNews) – European stocks closed lower on Friday as rising eurozone inflation and disappointing US employment data weighed on sentiment. Data showing a decline in German industrial production and lingering concerns about the outbreak of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus are also hurting. The pan-European Stoxx 600 lost 0.39%. The German DAX lost 0.65% …

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U.S. stocks were mixed on Tuesday with the biggest names in tech pulling the Nasdaq Composite down, as investors looked to major economic data this week, as well as earnings from large-cap companies like Walgreens (WBA ), Conagra (CAG) and Constellation Brands (STZ). The S&P 500 fell less than 0.1% to 4,793.54 and the Nasdaq …

Early in the day: It’s a particularly calm start to the day on the economic calendar this morning. There are no major statistics for the markets to consider during the Asian session. Major At the time of this writing, the Kiwi Dollar was up 0.16% to $ 0.6841, and the Australian Dollar 0.10% to $ …

The Christmas holidays mean the UK and EU are unwilling to release major economic data this week, while the US only has a handful. we Tuesday, after Boxing Day, marks the start of any major data release in the United States, as the Housing Price Index is released. This is an important indicator because the …

The S&P 500 closed at a record high Thursday in a pre-holiday rally with the Dow and Nasdaq, supported by positive data suggesting the Omicron variant was less likely to lead to hospitalizations. The indices recouped losses from the start of the week after investors shrugged off fears that the variant would delay the economic …

Johannes Eisele / Getty Images US stocks rise Thursday before investors leave for the Christmas holidays. A lot of economic data has arrived, including weekly jobless claims which hold steady at 205,000. The Fed’s preferred inflation indicator was ahead of expectations. US stocks rose on Thursday, hitting a third straight day of gains as investors …

The three main landmarks are higher before the bell Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) futures are up 80 points at last check, while futures on the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and S&P 500 Index (SPX) are also on the rise, with all three benchmarks looking to add further gains to their consecutive wins. Core inflation rose …

Major It was another bullish day for European majors on Wednesday. The CAC40 appreciated by 1.24%, with the DAX30 and EuroStoxx600 increasing by 0.95% and 0.92% respectively. As of midweek, investors continued to dismiss Omicron updates as tech stocks were on the move. On the economic data front, upward revisions to US GDP figures and …

The U.S. stock market finished higher for the second straight session on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, as consumer confidence and better-than-expected GDP growth data reinforced feelings of risk. At the close of trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 261.19 points, or 0.74%, to 35,753.89. The S & P500 Index added 47.33 points, or 1.02%, …

German consumer confidence figures and the euro zone did not weigh on the European majors. Rising consumer prices and the reintroduction of COVID-19 restrictions have resulted in lower consumer confidence. From the United States, there were no major statistics that day to provide guidance at the end of the semester, leaving the US majors to …

Early in the day: It was a quiet start to the day on the economic calendar this morning. The Kiwi dollar was in action early this morning. On the monetary policy front, the PBoC also set loan prime rates for the last time this year. While leaving the 5yr unchanged at 4.65%, the PBoC lowered …

On the macro It’s a quiet week ahead on the economic calendar, with 32 stats at a glance during the week ending 24e December. During the previous week, 87 statistics had been finalized. For the dollar: Finalized 3e GDP for the quarter and weekly jobless claims will be the focus of concerns mid-week. Expect unemployment …

Early in the day: It was a quiet start to the day on the economic calendar this morning. The Kiwi dollar was in action early this morning. Later this morning, the BoJ will also be the center of attention, making its final monetary policy decision of the year. For the Kiwi Dollar In December, the …

The indices continue to ride the post-Fed meeting wave of the upside in pre-market activity today, as the acceleration in asset purchases in early 2022 was greeted with understanding and relief yesterday afternoon. “Understanding” because this Fed decision was indicated weeks ago by Fed Chairman Powell; “Relief” because the Fed bothered yesterday to say that …

Sunday 12 December 2021 5:12 pm Sentiment is more confused due to uncertainty as to the extent to which the reintroduction of stricter Covid-19 prevention measures in the UK could hurt economic growth in the coming months Once again, the Omicron news is expected to spark sudden reactions from investors amid a busy week of …

New Delhi: Amid profits made by cryptocurrency investors, Bitcoin and Ethereum prices fell on December 10. Crypto traders have been cautious of key economic data, which resulted in Bitcoin being priced at $ 48,000. In addition, due to this fact, the global cryptocurrency market has suffered losses as well. Bitcoin was trading at $ 49,130.51 …

In yesterday’s trading, the market remained with the optimistic news of Pfizer here. US stocks saw pushes and pulls, but the S&P 500 closed just below record highs at the end. Meanwhile, Treasury yields kept the rebound on with 10-year yields now above 1.50%. The general atmosphere today is however slightly warmer. US futures are …

Urand, bonds; add actions JOHANNESBURG, December 7 (Reuters) – The South African rand weakened on Tuesday, with data showing the economy contracted more than expected in the third quarter after civil the July unrest hit production. At 14:30 GMT, the rand ZAR = D3 was trading at 15.9750 against the dollar, 0.28% weaker than its …

Early in the day: The start of the day on the economic calendar was particularly calm this morning. There were no major statistics to provide the majors with early morning direction. The lack of statistics left markets to respond to Friday’s NFP figures from the United States and the latest COVID-19 news updates. On the …

(RTTNews) – European stocks closed lower on Friday as concerns over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus and disappointing US employment data hurt sentiment and prompted investors to remain cautious. The World Health Organization said today that the new strain, which was first spotted in South Africa, has now been detected in 38 countries. The …

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) – The state of Illinois is seeing an increase in tourism this year, and it’s a breath of fresh air after people were urged to stay home as the coronavirus was starting. Taxes generated by tourism dollars fell last year, but the Visit Champaign County group said it was already seeing …

While researchers have yet to confirm the theory that Covid-19 will become a seasonal virus, growing evidence suggests that a small seasonal effect could likely contribute to larger epidemics in winter. In fact, Europe is once again experiencing a surge in coronavirus infections, to levels not seen in months. A new mutation; the Omicron variant, …