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72929Ukraine Industrial Output Falls More than Expected3/22/2019 4:30:28 PM"Industrial production in Ukraine dropped 1.8 percent year-on-year in February of 2019, following a 3.3 percent decrease in the previous month and against market expectations of a 0.6 percent fall. It was the fourth straight monthly decline, as output went down at a softer pace for manufacturing (-2.5 percent from -5.5 percent in January) while production fell for electricity, gas, steam & air conditioning (-4.9 percent from 1.3 percent). On the other hand, output rebounded for mining & quarrying (1.7 percent from -1.6 percent). On a monthly basis, industrial output shrank 1.9 percent compared to a 13.8 percent drop in January."UkraineIndustrial ProductionUkraineIP/ukraine/industrial-production
72928Oil Prices Slump3/22/2019 3:11:06 PM"Oil prices fell from 2019-highs on Friday amid increasing global growth concerns after manufacturing PMIs for Japan, Europe and the US came lower-than-expected. The US crude went down 2.1% to $58.6 a barrel and the Brent crude decreased 1.8% to $66.7 a barrel around 10:00 AM NY time."CommodityCommodityCL1/commodity/crude-oil
72927French Budget Deficit Widens in January3/22/2019 2:46:00 PM"France's government budget deficit widened to EUR 17.3 billion in January 2019 from EUR 10.8 billion in the same month last year. Government spending fell 5.9 percent to EUR 31.6 billion, while revenues plunged 24.6 percent to EUR 19.3 billion. Meantime, the Treasury special accounts, which track the balance of inflows and outflows for targeted revenues and outlays, for example receipts from local government, posted a EUR 5.0 billion deficit in January, compared to a EUR 2.8 billion gap a year earlier."FranceGovernment Budget ValueFRANCEGOVBUDVAL/france/government-budget-value
72926US Stocks Fall after Weak PMIs3/22/2019 2:42:28 PM"Wall Street traded lower on Friday after weaker-than-expected manufacturing PMI data the US and Europe raised concerns over global growth. The Dow Jones lost 0.9%, the S&P 500 fell 0.8% and the Nasdaq traded 0.9% lower around 1 hour after the open."United StatesStock MarketINDU/united-states/stock-market
72925Kosovo Trade Gap Widens 14.1% YoY in February3/22/2019 2:18:27 PM"Kosovo trade deficit increased to EUR 209 million in February of 2019 from EUR 183 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. Imports rose 13.4 percent to EUR 233 million, boosted by higher purchases of mineral products (20.8 percent) and machinery, appliances & electric materials (4.5 percent). Among major trading partners, imports advanced from Germany (13.7 percent) and Turkey (28.8 percent). Meanwhile, exports went up 7.4 percent to EUR 24 million, as sales of plastics, rubber & articles thereof rose 26.7 percent. Shipments increased to Albania (28.4 percent) and Macedonia (6.7 percent) but fell to Switzerland (-12.8 percent)."KosovoBalance of TradeKOSSOVOBALRADE/kosovo/balance-of-trade
72924US Existing Home Sales Beat Forecasts3/22/2019 2:06:00 PM"Sales of previously owned houses in the US surged 11.8 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.51 million in February of 2019. It is the highest reading in eleven months and the biggest monthly rise since December of 2015. It follows a downwardly revised 4.93 million in January and compares with market expectations of 5.1 million. Sales of single family homes jumped 13.3 percent to 4.94 million (-2 percent to 4.36 million in January) while sales of condos were flat at 0.57 million. The median house price edged up to $249,500 from $249,300 in January and $240,800 a year earlier. The months' worth of supply went down to 3.5 from 3.9 in January. Year-on-year, existing home sales dropped 1.8 percent."United StatesExisting Home SalesUNITEDSTAEXIHOMSAL/united-states/existing-home-sales
72923US Wholesale Inventories Rise the Most in 15 Months3/22/2019 2:03:00 PM"Wholesale stocks in the United States rose 1.2 percent from a month earlier in January of 2019, following a 1.1 percent increase in the previous month and easily beating market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain. It was the biggest gain in wholesale inventories since October last year, when stocks fell by 0.5 percent. Stocks of nondurable goods advanced faster (1.6 percent from 0.1 percent in December), as stocks rebounded sharply for petroleum (10.7 percent from -5.2 percent) and drugs (1.3 percent from -1.2 percent). On the other hand, inventories of durable goods slowed (0.9 percent from 1.7 percent), namely automotive (1.4 percent from 1.6 percent); furniture (1.8 percent from 2.5 percent); hardware (1 percent from 1.7 percent) and machinery (1 percent from 1.5 percent) while electrical inventories went up faster (3 percent from 2.8 percent). Year-on-year, wholesale stocks advanced 7.7 percent."United StatesWholesale InventoriesUNITEDSTAWHOINV/united-states/wholesale-inventories
72922US Private Sector Output Growth Slows in March: Markit3/22/2019 1:55:52 PM"The IHS Markit US Composite PMI dropped to 54.3 in March 2019 from a seven-month high of 55.5 in the previous month and below market consensus of 55.2, a preliminary estimate showed. The latest reading pointed to the weakest upturn in private sector business activity since September 2018, as new work rose the least since April 2017 and employment growth eased to the weakest since June 2017. On the price front, input price inflation fell to a two-year low and prices charged by private sector firms increased at the softest pace since October 2017. Looking ahead, business optimism dipped to the lowest since June 2016."United StatesComposite PmiUNITEDSTACOMPMI/united-states/composite-pmi
72921US Factory Growth Lowest since 20173/22/2019 1:50:05 PM"The IHS Markit US Manufacturing PMI fell to 52.5 in March of 2019 from 53 in February and below market expectations of 53.6, preliminary estimates showed. The reading pointed to the lowest expansion in factory activity since June of 2017 amid softer rises in output, new orders and employment. Also, the latest expansion of production volumes was only modest and the least marked since June 2016."United StatesManufacturing PMIUNITEDSTAMANPMI/united-states/manufacturing-pmi
72920US Services Activity Growth Eases in March: Markit3/22/2019 1:47:27 PM"The IHS Markit US Services PMI fell to 54.8 in March 2019 from 56 in the previous month and below market expectations of 56, a preliminary estimate showed. Still, the latest reading signaled a solid overall upturn in business activity across the service economy. New work growth slowed and employment rose the least since May 2017."United StatesServices PMIUNITEDSTASERPMI/united-states/services-pmi
72919Brazil Business Confidence at 5-Month Low in March3/22/2019 1:21:46 PM"The Industrial Entrepreneur Confidence Index in Brazil fell to 61.9 in March 2019 from 64.5 in the previous month. It was the weakest reading since October, as the assessment for current conditions deteriorated (53.6 from 55.6 in January), namely regarding the country's economic situation (54.3 from 57.1) and the company's situation (53.3 from 55). Also, future expectations increased at a slower pace (66.1 from 69), of which the company's situation (66.7 from 69.2) and the country's economic situation (65 from 68.5). Among sectors, confidence weakened in construction (59.8 from 63.3); manufacturing (62.5 from 64.7) and mining (60.1 from 66.7)."BrazilBusiness ConfidenceBRLBC/brazil/business-confidence
72918Chile Producer Inflation at 3-Month High in February3/22/2019 12:46:08 PM"Producer prices in Chile rose 1.4 percent year-on-year in February 2019, following a 0.2 percent fall in the previous month. Cost of mining & quarrying rebounded (1.0 percent compared to -2.9 percent in January), mainly due to iron (30 percent) and gold (8.8 percent). Additionally, prices of electricity, gas and water supply dropped less (-2.5 percent compared to -2.8 percent). On the other hand, prices eased for manufacturing (3.0 percent compared to 4.1 percent. On a monthly basis, producer prices went up 0.7 percent, after declining 1.8 percent in the prior month."ChileProducer Prices ChangeCHILEPROPRICHA/chile/producer-prices-change
72917Slovakia Current Account Gap Shrinks in January3/22/2019 12:39:13 PM"Slovakia current account deficit narrowed to EUR 150.1 million in January of 2019 from EUR 334.1 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. The primary income gap declined to EUR 189 million from EUR 194.4 million a year earlier and the secondary income shortfall went down to EUR 55.5 million from EUR 71.4 million. In addition, the goods account posted a EUR 30.7 million surplus, switching from a EUR 125.1 million deficit and the goods surplus widened to EUR 63.7 million from EUR 56.8 million."SlovakiaCurrent AccountSlovakiaCA/slovakia/current-account
72916Canada Retail Sales Unexpectedly Drop 0.3% MoM in January3/22/2019 12:34:00 PM"Retail sales in Canada fell 0.3 percent month-over-month in January 2019, the same pace as in the previous month and missing market expectations of a 0.4 percent gain. It is the third straight decline in retail trade, as sales declined mostly at motor vehicle & parts dealers (-1.5 percent), namely at new car dealers (-2.4 percent) and used car dealers (-2.7 percent). Also, lower sales were registered at general merchandise stores (-2.4 percent) and at gasoline stations (-0.4 percent), amid lower prices at the pump. Conversely, sales grew at building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (1.4 percent); at health & personal care stores (1.1 percent) and at food & beverage stores (0.4 percent), with gains from supermarkets and other grocery stores (0.8 percent) and beer, wine and liquor stores (1.4 percent). Year-on-year, retail trade grew 1.1 percent, after a downwardly revised 1.5 percent gain in December."CanadaRetail Sales MoMCANRetailSalesMoM/canada/retail-sales
72915Canada Annual Inflation Rate Rises to 1.5% in February3/22/2019 12:32:00 PM"The annual inflation rate in Canada rose to 1.5 percent in February 2019 from 1.4 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of 1.4 percent. Prices increased further mainly driven by food and shelter. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.7 percent, after a 0.1 percent in January and higher than market consensus of 0.6 percent."CanadaInflation RateCACPIYOY/canada/inflation-cpi