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69846Colombia Retail Sales Rise the Most since 20141/18/2019 3:43:00 PM"Retail sales in Colombia jumped 10.8 percent year-on-year in November 2018, up from a 6.5 percent rise in the previous month. It is the strongest gain in retail sales since December 2014. In November, of the 16 product segments, a total of 13 registered gains in sales. The biggest increases in retail sales were recorded for motor vehicles and motorcycles (43.4%); electronic products for personal or domestic use (15.5%); food products (6.4%) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (24.5%). Considering the first eleven months of 2018, retail sales advanced 6.0 percent over a year ago. On a monthly basis, retail trade jumped 11.5 percent compared to a 2 percent rise in the prior month."ColombiaRetail Sales YoYCOLRetailSalesYoY/colombia/retail-sales-annual
69845Colombia Factory Output Grows 4.7% YoY in November1/18/2019 3:29:00 PM"Manufacturing production in Colombia rose 4.7 percent year-on-year in November, following a downwardly revised 5.4 percent increase in the previous month. In November, of the 39 surveyed activities, a total of 25 posted gains, mainly the production of: coke and refined oil products (11.6%); beverages (6.6%); clothing (11.8%); paper & paper products (15.5%); iron & steel (5.7%); machinery & equipment (12.9%); motor vehicles and their engines (12.6%) and body of the cars (45.1%). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, manufacturing output went down 0.5 percent, after an upwardly revised 0.3 percent fall in the previous month. Considering the first eleven months of 2018, manufacturing production grew 3.3 percent over a year ago."ColombiaIndustrial ProductionCOIPEYOY/colombia/industrial-production
69844US Consumer Sentiment Lowest since Trump was Elected1/18/2019 3:06:00 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the US fell to 90.7 in January of 2019 from 98.3 in December, well below market expectations of 97. It is the lowest reading since October of 2016. The decline was primarily focused on prospects for the domestic economy, with the year-ahead outlook for the national economy judged the worst since mid 2014."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/united-states/consumer-confidence
69843US Stocks Likely to Finish the Week on Positive Note1/18/2019 2:30:00 PM"Wall Street opened in the green on Friday amid hopes of a trade deal between China and the US following news that US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin proposed lifting some or all tariffs imposed on Chinese imports ahead of the latest round of trade talks in Washington on January 30th-31st. Investors' mood also improved after better-than-expected industrial production figures and after Fed official Williams called for ‘patience and good judgement’ before raising rates. The Dow Jones went up 0.6%, the S&P 500 rose 0.7% and the Nasdaq traded 0.6% higher around 6 minutes after the opening bell."United StatesStock MarketINDU/united-states/stock-market
69842Stocks in Euro Area Hit 6-week High1/18/2019 2:28:10 PMEuro Stoxx 50 increased to a 6-week high of 3129Euro AreaStock MarketSX5E/euro-area/stock-market
69841US Industrial Production Rises More than Expected1/18/2019 2:18:00 PM"US industrial output rose 0.3 percent from a month earlier in December 2018, following a downwardly revised 0.4 percent growth in November and beating market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain. Manufacturing production increased by the most in 10 months and mining activity continued to rise while utilities output contracted sharply."United StatesIndustrial Production MomUNITEDSTAINDPROMOM/united-states/industrial-production-mom
69839Canada Foreign Stock Investment Hits 4-Month High1/18/2019 1:32:00 PM"Foreign investment in Canadian securities totalled 9.5 billion in November 2018, up from a CAD 4.0 billion in October, mainly bonds. It is the highest monthly investment since July, as non-resident investors added CAD 7.8 billion of Canadian bonds to their portfolio, with federal government bonds reaching CAD 3.0 billion. Foreign investors also acquired private corporate bonds (CAD 3.0 billion) and provincial government bonds (CAD 2.3 billion), mainly new bonds placed abroad and denominated in foreign currencies. At the same time, foreign investment in Canadian debt securities reached CAD 7.4 billion in November, mainly federal government instruments; and that in equities rose for the sixth straight month to CAD 2.1 billion. In contrast, activity in the money market resulted in a foreign divestment of CAD 409 million. Also, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by CAD 4.1 billion, amid a significant divestment in US shares."CanadaForeign Stock InvestmentCANADAFORSTOINV/canada/foreign-stock-investment
69838Canada Annual Inflation Rate Rises to 2% in December1/18/2019 1:31:00 PM"The annual inflation rate in Canada rose to 2.0 percent in December 2018 from 1.7 percent in the previous month. Figures came above market expectations of 1.7 percent, mainly driven by higher prices of fresh vegetables and various services, including air transportation, telephone services and travel tours."CanadaInflation RateCACPIYOY/canada/inflation-cpi
69837Russia Trade Surplus Widens in November1/18/2019 1:05:52 PM"Russia’s trade surplus widened to USD 19.0 billion in November 2018 from USD 11.5 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year. Exports jumped 21.0 percent to USD 40.5 billion, as sales to non-CIS countries climbed 24.8 percent to USD 35.7 billion while those to CIS countries fell 1.6 percent to USD 4.8 billion. Meanwhile, imports declined 1.9 percent to USD 21.5 billion, as purchases from non-CIS countries dropped 2 percent to USD 19.2 billion and those from CIS countries went down 1.6 percent to USD 2.3 billion."RussiaBalance of TradeRUTBAL/russia/balance-of-trade
69835Stocks in Brazil Hit All-time High1/18/2019 12:24:38 PMiBovespa increased to an all-time high of 95796BrazilStock MarketIBOV/brazil/stock-market
69834Slovakia Current Account Swings to Deficit in November1/18/2019 12:02:46 PM"Slovakia posted a current account gap of EUR 416.5 million in November of 2018, compared to a EUR 8.1 million surplus in the corresponding month of the previous year. The goods account recorded a deficit of EUR 183.0 million, switching from a EUR 220.7 million surplus a year ago. In addition, the services surplus advanced to EUR 67.5 million from EUR 46.6 million and the primary income shortfall fell to EUR 207.8 million from EUR 214 million. On the other hand, the secondary income deficit widened to EUR 93.2 million from EUR 45.2 million in November of 2017."SlovakiaCurrent AccountSlovakiaCA/slovakia/current-account
69833Sri Lanka Services Growth Rebounds1/18/2019 11:49:27 AM"The services sector PMI in Sri Lanka rose to 54.7 in December of 2018 from 52.6 in November which was the lowest reading since the series began in May of 2015. Faster increases were seen in new business (55.4 from 53.4) and business activity (64.5 from 57.4) as wholesale & retail trade and accommodation, food & beverage sub sectors posted a strong growth due to the festive season and peak season for tourism. Transportation of goods also went up with increased transshipment volumes while other personal services such as leisure activities also improved with the holiday season. Growth in new businesses were observed across financial services, insurance and professional services due to favourable demand conditions. Expectations for activity also increased (62.4 from 55.1) while employment declined (44.1 from 52.3) due to delays in filling open positions."Sri LankaServices PmiSRILANKASERPMI/sri-lanka/services-pmi
69832Sri Lanka Factory Growth Slows to 8-Month Low1/18/2019 11:39:00 AM"The Manufacturing PMI in Sri Lanka fell to 53.7 in December of 2018 from 54.3 in November, pointing to the slowest growth in factory activity since a contraction in April. Smaller increases were seen in production (51.5 from 54) and employment shrank (46.5 from 55), especially in manufacturing of textiles, wearing apparels, leather and related activities. A significant decline in employment was experienced as some employees moved to seasonal jobs for better salaries. This partly impacted on decrease in production. On the other hand, new orders (57 from 54) rose faster, namely food and beverages related with the continued festival season demand and stocks of purchases (60.5 from 57.5) increased due to intended accumulation of stocks to fulfil the future requirements anticipating supply disruptions due to upcoming Chinese new year festival. As a result, suppliers’ delivery time also lengthened (55.5 from 52.5)."Sri LankaManufacturing PmiSRILANKAMANPMI/sri-lanka/manufacturing-pmi
69831Belarus Economy Grows 3% YoY in 20181/18/2019 11:32:00 AM"The gross domestic product in Belarus expanded 3.0 percent year-on-year in the January to December period of 2018. It is the fastest expansion since 2011. Output rose primarily in manufacturing (5.4%); wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (5.8%); transportation & storage (3.7%); construction (4.2%) and electricity, gas, steam, hot water and air conditioning supply (7.0%). In contrast, activity contracted in agriculture, forestry and fishing (-4%)."BelarusLeading Economic IndexBELARUSLEAECOIND/belarus/leading-economic-index
69830Canada 10Y Bond Yield Hits 4-week High1/18/2019 11:30:23 AMCanada 10 Year Government Bond Yield increased to a 4-week high of 2.006%canadaGovernment Bond 10YGCAN10YR/canada/government-bond-yield