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27888Nigeria Holds Interest Rate Steady at 13.5%5/21/2019 4:17:52 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
27885Thailand Quarterly GDP Growth Below Forecasts in Q15/21/2019 11:31:27 AM"Thailand's economy expanded 1.0 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to March 2019, little-changed from an upwardly revised 0.9 percent growth in the previous period and missing market estimates of a 1.4 percent advance. Private consumption growth was steady while fixed investment slowed markedly despite a faster rise in government spending. Meantime, net exports contributed negatively to the GDP growth."ThailandGdp Growth RateTHG PQQ/thailand/gdp-growth
27884Singapore Annual GDP Growth Slowest since 20095/21/2019 10:58:56 AM"The economy of Singapore grew an annual 1.2 percent in the first quarter of 2019, following a 1.3 percent expansion in the previous three-month period and missing market expectations of 1.5 percent, final data showed. It was the weakest growth rate since Q2 2009, when GDP shrank 1.7 percent."SingaporeGdp Annual Growth RateSGDPYOY/singapore/gdp-growth-annual
27886Thailand Q1 GDP Annual Growth Weakest in Over 4 Years5/21/2019 10:19:41 AM"Thailand's gross domestic product grew by 2.8 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, following a downwardly revised 3.6 percent expansion in the previous period and below market consensus of 3.0 percent. It was the weakest GDP growth rate since the fourth quarter 2014, as both private consumption and investment rose softer, and net external contributed negatively to GDP growth"ThailandGdp Annual Growth RateTHG PQY/thailand/gdp-growth-annual
27887Spain Posts Largest March Deficit in 7 Years5/21/2019 8:59:29 AM"The Spanish trade deficit widened sharply to EUR 2.35 billion in March 2019 from EUR 0.83 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year. It was the largest trade gap for a March month since 2012, as imports increased 5.2 percent year-on-year while exports dropped 0.5 percent."SpainBalance Of TradeSPTBEUBL/spain/balance-of-trade
27883Chile Q1 GDP Growth Weakest in Nearly 2 Years5/20/2019 1:16:31 PM"The economy of Chile advanced 1.6 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, easing from a 3.6 percent expansion in the previous period and missing market expectations of 1.8 percent. It was the weakest growth rate since the second quarter of 2017, as mining; fishing and agricultural activity shrank."ChileGdp Annual Growth RateCLGDPNAPCT/chile/gdp-growth-annual
27881Japan Economy Unexpectedly Grows in Q15/20/2019 9:37:01 AM"The Japanese economy grew by 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to March 2019, easily beating market expectations of a 0.1 percent contraction and following a downwardly revised 0.4 percent advance in the previous period, a preliminary estimate showed."JapanGdp Growth RateJGDPAGDP/japan/gdp-growth
27882Nigeria Q1 GDP Growth Slows More than Expected5/20/2019 8:36:28 AM"Nigeria’s gross domestic product advanced 2.0 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, easing from a 2.4 percent expansion in the previous period and below market expectations of 2.1 percent, mainly due to a steeper contraction in the country's oil sector."NigeriaGdp Annual Growth RateNigeriaGDPYoY/nigeria/gdp-growth-annual
27880Week Ahead5/18/2019 10:40:38 AM"Next week minutes from the Fed, RBA and ECB policy meetings will be keenly watched, alongside US durable goods orders, housing data and flash Markit PMIs; UK inflation and retail trade; Eurozone flash consumer confidence and Markit PMIs; Germany business morale; Japan Q1 GDP growth, trade balance, inflation, machinery orders and Nikkei Manufacturing PMI. Investors will also react to European parliamentary elections, as well as Indian general election results."Country ListCalendar/calendar?article=27880&g=top&importance=2&startdate=2019-05-17
27879US Consumer Sentiment Hits 15-Year High5/17/2019 2:21:26 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the US rose to 102.4 in May 2019 from 97.2 in the previous month, easily beating market consensus of 97.5, a preliminary estimate showed. That was the highest reading since January 2004."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/united-states/consumer-confidence
27878Russia GDP Growth Slows to Over 2-Year Low in Q15/17/2019 1:24:02 PM"Russia's gross domestic product grew by 0.5 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, easing from a 2.7 percent expansion reported in the previous period, preliminary data showed. That was the weakest growth rate since the last quarter of 2016."RussiaGdp Annual Growth RateRUDPRYOY/russia/gdp-growth-annual
27877Hong Kong Q1 GDP Growth at Near 10-Year Low5/17/2019 9:26:15 AM"The Hong Kong economy advanced 0.6 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, higher than an advance estimate of 0.5 percent but easing from a 1.2 percent expansion in the previous period, a final estimate showed. It was the weakest growth rate since the third quarter of 2009, when the economy contracted 1.7 percent. Private consumption and government spending slowed and fixed investment shrank further."Hong KongGdp Annual Growth RateHKGDYOY/hong-kong/gdp-growth-annual
27876Eurozone April Inflation Rate Confirmed at 5-Month High5/17/2019 9:15:19 AM"The annual inflation rate in the Euro Area rose to 1.7 percent in April 2019 from 1.4 percent in the previous month and in line with the preliminary estimate and market expectations, final data showed. It is the highest inflation rate in five months, mainly driven by cost of services."Euro AreaInflation RateECCPEMUY/euro-area/inflation-cpi
27874US Jobless Claims at 1-Month Low in Latest Week5/16/2019 1:31:08 PM"The number of Americans filling for unemployment fell by 16 thousand to 212 thousand in the week ending May 11th 2019 from the previous week's unrevised level of 228 thousand while markets had expected a smaller drop to 220 thousand. This is the lowest level for initial claims since the week ended April 13th of 2019, as seasonal effects from the timing of Easter have faded."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/united-states/jobless-claims
27873Ghana Inflation Rate Rises Further to 9.5% in April5/16/2019 1:30:29 PM"The annual inflation rate in Ghana rose to 9.5 percent in April 2019 from 9.3 percent in the prior month. It is the highest inflation rate since last October, as prices advanced faster for non-food products (10.4 percent vs 9.7 percent in March) while food cost slowed (7.3 percent vs 8.4 percent)."GhanaInflation RateGhanaIR/ghana/inflation-cpi
27875US Housing Starts Rise Above Forecast5/16/2019 1:02:03 PM"Housing starts in the US rose 5.7 percent from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,235 thousand units in April 2019, more than an expected 1,205 thousand and following a revised 1.7 percent advance in March."United StatesHousing StartsUNITEDSTAHOUSTA/united-states/housing-starts
27867Malaysia GDP Growth Above Expectations in Q15/16/2019 11:20:32 AM"The Malaysian economy advanced 4.5 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, following a 4.7 percent expansion in the previous three-month period but beating market expectations of 4.3 percent. Growth was mainly supported by private consumption, government spending and net external demand while fixed investment contracted. On the industry side, a recovery in the agricultural sector led the expansion, while growth in other major sectors slowed."MalaysiaGdp Annual Growth RateMAGDHIY/malaysia/gdp-growth-annual
27866Australia Jobless Rate Rises to 8-Month High of 5.2%5/16/2019 11:03:35 AM"Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up to 5.2 percent in April 2019 from an upwardly revised 5.1 percent in the previous month and slightly above market expectations of 5.1 percent. It was the highest jobless rate since August last year, as the economy added 28,400 jobs while the number of unemployed increased by 21,200."AustraliaUnemployment RateAULFUNEM/australia/unemployment-rate
27872Italy Trade Surplus Larger than Expected in March5/16/2019 10:06:33 AMThe trade surplus in Italy rose to EUR 4.625 billion in March of 2019 from EUR 4.525 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year and compared with market expectations of EUR 4.24 billion. Exports were unchanged from a year earlier and imports edged down 0.3 percent.ItalyBalance Of TradeITTRBSAT/italy/balance-of-trade
27871Italy Inflation Rate Confirmed at 1.1% in April5/16/2019 10:01:39 AM"Italy’s annual inflation rate came in at 1.1 percent in April of 2019, following a 1.0 percent rise in the previous month and in line with preliminary estimates. It was the highest inflation rate since December 2018, as prices advanced faster for transport."ItalyInflation RateITCPNICY/italy/inflation-cpi