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Japan Manufacturing PMI Accelerates In October – Jibun

The manufacturing sector in Japan continued to expand in October, and at a faster pace, the latest survey from Jibun Bank showed on Friday with a manufacturing PMI score of 53.0. That’s up from 51.5 in September, and it moves further above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

UK Retail Sales Fall Unexpectedly In September

UK retail sales declined unexpectedly in September, data published by the Office for National Statistics showed on Friday. The retail sales volume including auto fuel decreased 0.2 percent month-on-month in September, after easing by revised 0.6 percent in August. Sales were forecast to grow 0.5 percent. Due to falls in...

Australia Manufacturing PMI Climbs To 57.3 In October – Markit

The manufacturing sector in Australia continued to expand in October, and at a faster pace, the latest survey from Markit Economics showed on Friday with a manufacturing PMI score of 57.3. That’s up from 56.8 in September, and it moves further above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

Germany's Private Sector Expansion Loses Momentum

Germany’s private sector growth weakened to an eight-month low in October, flash survey results from IHS Markit showed on Friday. The headline composite output index fell more-than-expected to 52.0 in October from 55.5 in the previous month. The expected level was 54.0. The index has fallen in each month since...

Taiwan Jobless Rate Declines In September

Taiwan’s unemployment rate decreased in September, data from the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics showed on Friday. The unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 3.92 percent in September from 4.08 percent in August. On an unadjusted basis, the jobless rate declined to 3.96 in September from 4.24...

Ireland Wholesale Prices Fall Further In September

Ireland’s wholesale prices declined further in September, data from the Central Statistics Office showed on Friday. Wholesale prices decreased 1.9 percent annually in September, following a 1.4 percent decline in August. On a monthly basis, wholesale prices remained unchanged in September, after a 0.8 percent drop in the previous month.

Malaysia Inflation Rises In September

Malaysia’s consumer prices inflation rose in September, data from the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. Consumer price inflation rose to 2.2 percent in September from 2.0 percent in August. Economists had expected the inflation rise 2.1 percent. The annual growth was largely driven by the rise in prices of...

Canadian Dollar Climbs On Higher Oil Prices

The Canadian dollar advanced against its most major counterparts in the European session on Friday, amid a rise in oil prices due to persistent worries about a tight supply at the U.S. storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma. Crude for December delivery rose $0.84 to $83.34 per barrel. Crude oil inventories...

Russia Raises Rates Again

Russia’s central bank hiked the key interest rate further, citing substantially high inflation and significant upside risks to the outlook, and signaled more hikes if price pressures remain high in future. The Board of Directors decided to raise the key interest rate by 75 basis points to 7.50 percent, the...

Norway Industrial Confidence Weakens In Q3

Norway’s industrial confidence weakened in the third quarter, data from Statistics Norway showed on Friday. The industrial confidence index fell to 8.8 in the third quarter from 11.0 in the second quarter. The sub-index for the total volume of production increased to 55.3 in the third quarter from 54.1 in...

France Private Sector Growth At 6-Month Low

France’s private sector grew at the slowest pace in six months in October, flash survey results from IHS Markit showed on Friday. The composite output index fell to 54.7 in October, as economists’ expected, from 55.3 in September. A reading above 50.0 indicates expansion in the sector. The growth was...

Oil Prices Rise On Tight US Supply

Oil prices rose on Friday, reversing part of Thursday’s losses on expectations that tightness in global oil markets will likely continue. Benchmark Brent crude futures rose 42 cents, or half a percent, to $85.03 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up 34 cents, or 0.4 percent, at $82.84.

Australian, New Zealand Dollars Rise Amid Evergrande’s Bond Payment

The Australian and New Zealand dollars climbed against their major counterparts in the Asian session on Friday, as property developer China Evergrande made payments on dollar bonds to avert a default, easing some of the worries about a wide spread contagion. Sentiment lifted up after China’s Securities Times reported that...

Japan Overall Inflation Rises 0.2% On Year In September

Overall inflation in Japan was up 0.2 percent on year in September, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication said on Friday. That exceeded expectations for an increase of 0.1 percent following the 0.4 percent drop in August. Core CPI, which excludes volatile food prices, was up 0.1 percent on...

Pound Slightly Recovers After U.K. Composite PMI Data

UK Markit/CIPS composite PMI data has been published at 4.30 am ET Friday. The pound recovered slightly against its major rivals after the data. The pound was trading at 1.3797 against the greenback, 157.19 against the yen, 1.2644 against the franc and 0.8438 against the euro around 4:32 am ET.

Lithuania Industrial Production Increases In September

Lithuania’s industrial production increased in September, figures from Statistics Lithuania showed on Friday. Industrial production rose a working-day adjusted 19.6 percent year-on-year in September. Manufacturing output grew 20.2 percent annually in September. Excluding refined petroleum, manufacturing increased 18.0 percent. Production of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply grew 14.9...

Gold Extends Gains On Softer Dollar

Gold prices rose for a fourth straight session on Friday and headed for a weekly gain, propped by a softer dollar and global inflation concerns. Spot gold climbed 0.6 percent to $1,793.90 and was up 1.4 percent so far this week. U.S. gold futures were up 0.7 percent at $1,794.85.

Hong Kong Inflation Slows In September

Hong Kong’s consumer price inflation eased in September, data from the Census and Statistics Department showed on Thursday. The composite consumer price index rose 1.4 percent year-on-year in September, after a 1.6 percent increase in August. Economists had expected 3.0 percent rise. Excluding the effects of all government one-off relief...

Oil Futures Pares Early Gains, Settle Notably Lower

Crude oil prices declined sharply on Thursday, weighed down by a forecast that U.S. weather this winter will likely be warmer than average. Profit taking after recent strong gains, and lower coal and natural gas prices contributed as well to oil’s fall today. Oil’s reversal after early gains was also...

Eurozone Consumer Confidence Weakens Less Than Expected

Euro area consumer confidence deteriorated less than expected in October, after improving in the previous month, preliminary data from the European Commission showed Thursday. The flash consumer confidence index dropped to -4.8 from -4.0 in September. Economists had forecast a score of -5.0. In August, the reading was -5.3. The...