77582Eurozone Consumer Morale Rises to 7-Month High5/21/2019 2:12:09 PM"The consumer confidence indicator for the Euro Area rose by 0.8 points to -6.5 in May 2019, the highest reading since last October and above market expectations of -7.7, a preliminary estimate showed. Considering the European Union as a whole, consumer sentiment increased by 1.1 points to -6.2. Both indicators are well above their respective long-term averages of -10.7 (euro area) and -10.0 (EU)."Euro AreaConsumer ConfidenceEUCCEMU/euro-area/consumer-confidence
77581US Existing Home Sales Unexpectedly Fall5/21/2019 2:03:00 PM"Sales of previously owned houses in the US fell 0.4 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.19 million in April 2019. It follows an unrevised 5.21 million and compares to market expectations of 5.35 million. Sales of single family homes dropped 1.1 percent to 4.62 million, after a 4.9 percent decline in March, while sales of condos rose 5.6 percent to 0.57 million, rebounding from a 5.3 percent fall in the prior month.The median house price increased to $267,300 from $259,700 in March and $257,900 a year earlier. The months' worth of supply went up to 4.2 from 3.8 in March. Year-on-year, existing home sales declined 4.4 percent."United StatesExisting Home SalesUNITEDSTAEXIHOMSAL/united-states/existing-home-sales
77579Nigeria Holds Interest Rate Steady at 13.5%5/21/2019 1:34:00 PM"The Central Bank of Nigeria left its benchmark interest rate steady at 13.5% on May 21st 2019, as widely expected, following a surprise 0.5 percentage point cut at the previous meeting. The decision came as headline inflation edged up to 11.37% in April from 11.25% in the prior month, moving further above the bank's target range of 6%-9%. Policymakers also mentioned that growth remains fragile as economy expanded only 2.01% in Q1 2019 compared to 2.38% in the prior quarter, amid a slump in the country's oil sector."NigeriaInterest RateNigeriaIntRate/nigeria/interest-rate
77577Slovenia Jobless Rate Falls to 7.9% in March5/21/2019 11:44:19 AM"The unemployment rate in Slovenia dropped to 7.9 percent in March of 2019 from 8.6 percent in the same month of the previous year. The number of unemployed persons declined by 4,687 from a year earlier to 76,533 while employment jumped by 26,834 to 890,007. By genders, the jobless rate was lower for men (7.2 percent) than for women (8.8 percent). In the first quarter of the year, a total of 21,544 persons were officially registered as newly unemployed, 0.3 percent less than in the corresponding period in 2018. Among the newly unemployed 13,299 were applying due to expiration of the fixed-term employment, 1,895 were seeking for a first job and 3,006 were jobless due to permanent redundancies and bankruptcies. In January, the jobless rate was higher at 8.4 percent."SloveniaUnemployment RateSVUER/slovenia/unemployment-rate
77576Montenegro Current Account Deficit Widens in Q15/21/2019 11:10:00 AM"Montenegro's current account deficit widened to EUR 317.6 million in the first quarter of 2019 from EUR 303.6 million in the same period of the previous year. The goods shortfall increased to EUR 409.2 million from EUR 389.3 million a year earlier and the primary income surplus narrowed to EUR 9.4 million from EUR 11.9 million. On the other hand, the services surplus rose to EUR 25.8 million from EUR 18.0 million and the secondary income surplus advanced to EUR 56.4 million from 55.9 million."MontenegroCurrent AccountMONEGROCURCOUNT/montenegro/current-account
77575Portugal Current Account Swings to Deficit5/21/2019 10:48:21 AM"Portugal posted a current account deficit of EUR 325 million in March 2019, compared to a EUR 301 million surplus in the same month of the previous year, as the trade gap widened sharply to EUR 1,485 million from EUR 1,082 million. In addition, the primary income account posted a EUR 228 million deficit, compared to a EUR 164 million surplus last year, while the services surplus increased to EUR 1,085 million from EUR 972 million on the back of tourism revenues and the secondary income surplus rose to EUR 304 million from EUR 247 million. Considering the first quarter as a whole, the current account deficit almost quadrupled to EUR 1,591 million."PortugalCurrent AccountPTCUEURO/portugal/current-account
77574Lebanon Inflation Rate Eases to 4% in April5/21/2019 10:40:31 AM"Consumer prices in Lebanon increased 4.01 percent year-on-year in April 2019, easing from a 4.08 percent gain in the previous month. Prices rose at a softer pace for housing & utilities (4.18 percent vs 4.65 percent in March); food and non-alcoholic beverages (5.62 percent vs 6.86 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (2.19 percent vs 2.39 percent); furnishings & household equipment (4.82 percent vs 4.85 percent); recreation & culture (6.65 percent vs 6.86 percent); restaurant & hotels (1.58 percent vs 1.88 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.87 percent vs 0.96 percent). In addition, cost continued to decline for health (-2.23 percent vs -1.96 percent) and communication (-0.32 percent, the same as in March). On the other hand, transport cost rebounded (0.83 percent vs -0.17 percent) while inflation was steady for education (at 5.08 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.47 percent, following a 1.73 percent rise in March."LebanonInflation RateLEBANONINFNRATE/lebanon/inflation-cpi
77573Zimbabwe Hikes Gasoline Prices by 47%5/21/2019 10:30:00 AM"The Zimbabwe government hiked the price of petrol by 47 percent to RTGS$4.97 per liter on May 21st, equivalent to USD 1.42 per liter, following a 150 percent increase in January amid persistent fuel shortages and the country's worst economic crisis in a decade."ZimbabweGasoline PricesZIMBABWEGASPRI/zimbabwe/gasoline-prices
77572UK Factory Orders Gauge Falls to 2-1/2-Year Low: CBI5/21/2019 10:12:00 AM"The Confederation for British Industry's monthly factory orders balance fell five points from a month earlier to -10 in May 2019, its lowest level since October 2016 and below market expectations of -5. Stocks of finished goods were the highest since May 2009 (+25 vs +9 in April), following the recent increase ahead of the original Brexit deadline, while export orders fell at the fastest rate since July 2016 (-16 vs -5). On the other hand, output expectations for the next three months increased (+3 vs -2) while domestic price outlook eased (-1 vs +1)."United KingdomFactory OrdersUNITEDKINFACORD/united-kingdom/factory-orders
77571Armenia GDP Growth Rate Accelerates to 7.1% in Q15/21/2019 9:56:59 AM"The Armenian economy advanced 7.1 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, following a downwardly revised 3.1 percent growth in the previous quarter. Output advanced further in the wholesale & retail trade sector (11.8 percent vs 5.8 percent in Q4); financial & insurance activities (26.5 percent vs 19.5 percent) and information & communication (8.2 percent vs 7.9 percent) while production rebounded for construction (9.2 percent vs -3.6 percent) and agriculture, hunting, forestry & fishing (0.8 percent vs -13.7 percent). On the other hand, output slowed for manufacturing (5.1 percent vs 9.3 percent); real estate activities (0.2 percent vs 6.7 percent) and education (1.0 percent vs 2.0 percent) while fell for electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (-3.6 percent vs 14.8 percent) and transport ( -0.1 percent vs 7.4 percent)."ArmeniaGDP Annual Growth RateARMENIAGDPATE/armenia/gdp-growth-annual
77570Russian Shares Hit New Record High5/21/2019 9:51:00 AM"The MOEX Russia Index broke a new record high of 2,601 during morning trade on Tuesday, amid rising oil prices and a stronger Russian rouble. On Tuesday, the Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin kept GDP growth outlook for 2019 at 1.3% and said technical recession in Q2 is not expected. At the same time, the OCDE revised higher its forecast for Russia economic growth to 1.5% in 2019 from 1.4% estimated in March."RussiaStock MarketINDEXCF/russia/stock-market
77568Portugal 10Y Bond Yield Hits All-time Low5/21/2019 9:42:51 AMPortugal 10 Year Government Bond Yield decreased to an all-time low of 1.033%portugalGovernment Bond 10YGSPT10YR/portugal/government-bond-yield
77567Bahrain Inflation Rate Slows to 1% in April5/21/2019 9:18:10 AM"Bahrain's annual inflation rate edged down to 1.0 percent in April of 2019 from 1.2 percent in the previous month. Cost went up at a softer pace for transport (2.5 percent vs 2.7 percent in March) while prices fell for clothing & footwear (-4.1 percent vs -2.5 percent); recreation & culture (-10.1 percent, the same as in March) and furniture & household equipment (-1.6 percent vs 2.0 percent). Meanwhile, inflation was steady for food & non-alcoholic beverages (at 2.2 percent); housing & utilities (at 4.0 percent) and restaurants (at 1.3 percent) while prices rose faster for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (9.4 percent vs 8.6 percent) and for miscellaneous goods & services (2.0 percent vs 0.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.8 percent, after increasing 0.8 percent in March."BahrainInflation RateBAHRAININFNRATE/bahrain/inflation-cpi
77566Australia 10Y Bond Yield Hits Record Low5/21/2019 8:52:00 AM"The yield on the Australia 10-year Treasury note fell to an all-time low of 1.646% on Tuesday, amid rising expectations of a rate cut during next RBA policy meeting in June and as demand for safe-haven assets increased on an escalated trade dispute between the US and China."australiaGovernment Bond 10YGACGB10/australia/government-bond-yield
77565Slovenia Producer Inflation Rate Edges Up to 1.2%5/21/2019 8:48:55 AM"Producer prices in Slovenia increased 1.2 percent year-on-year in April of 2019, following a 1.1 percent rise in March. Prices advanced faster for electricity, gas, steam & air conditioning supply (15.3 percent from 10.9 percent in March) and for water supply (9.0 percent from 6.2 percent). Meanwhile, prices went up at a softer pace for manufacturing (0.5 percent from 0.7 percent) and for mining & quarrying (1.7 percent from 1.8 percent). On a monthly basis, producer prices were unchanged for the second straight month."SloveniaProducer Prices ChangeSLOVENIAPROPRICHA/slovenia/producer-prices-change