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27326Week Ahead1/18/2019 4:54:55 PM"Next week the US will be publishing existing home sales and flash Markit PMIs, while the ECB and the BoJ will hold their first policy meetings of 2019. Other important releases include: UK unemployment and wage growth; Eurozone consumer confidence and flash Markit PMIs; Germany business and investor morale; China Q4 GDP growth, industrial production, retail sales and fixed asset investment; Japan foreign trade and flash Nikkei Manufacturing PMI; Australia employment figures; New Zealand Q4 inflation rate; and South Korea and the Philippines Q4 GDP growth rates."Country ListCalendar/calendar?article=27326&g=top&importance=2&startdate=2019-01-18
27325US Consumer Sentiment Lowest since Trump was Elected1/18/2019 3:07:10 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
27324US Industrial Production Rises More than Expected1/18/2019 2:37:53 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
27323Canada Annual Inflation Rate Rises to 2% in December1/18/2019 2:03:08 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 various services, including air transportation, telephone services and travel tours."CanadaInflation RateCACPIYOY/canada/inflation-cpi
27322Japan Inflation Rate Slows to 14-Month Low1/18/2019 10:23:58 AM"Japan's consumer price inflation eased to 0.3 percent year-on-year in December 2018 from 0.8 percent in the previous month, in line with market expectations. It was the lowest inflation rate since October 2017, mainly due to declines in cost of food, housing and transport. In 2018, the average inflation rate was 1 percent."JapanInflation RateJNCPIYOY/japan/inflation-cpi
27321US Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Fall 2nd Week1/17/2019 3:04:01 PM"The number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits decreased by 3 thousand to 213 thousand in the week ending January 12 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 216 thousand. It was the second straight week of declines, bringing initial claims to the lowest level since the week ending December 8. It compares with market expectations of 220 thousand."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/united-states/jobless-claims
27320South Africa Holds Interest Rate Steady at 6.75%1/17/2019 1:34:10 PM"The South African Reserve Bank left its benchmark repo rate unchanged at 6.75 percent on January 17th 2019 after hiking it by 25 bps in the previous meeting, as widely expected. Policymakers said the decision is accommodative and monetary policy actions will continue to focus on anchoring inflation near to the mid-point of the target range in the interest of sustainable growth. The Committee noted international developments including oil prices and the exchange rate depreciation as the key drivers of an improved inflation outlook."South AfricaInterest RateSARPRT/south-africa/interest-rate
27319Eurozone December Inflation Confirmed at 8-Month Low1/17/2019 10:16:08 AM"The annual inflation rate in the Euro Area came in at 1.6 percent in December 2018, unchanged from the preliminary estimate and below November's final reading of 1.9 percent. It was the lowest rate since April."Euro AreaInflation RateECCPEMUY/euro-area/inflation-cpi
27318Italy Trade Surplus Larger than Expected1/17/2019 9:44:59 AM"Italy’s trade surplus fell to EUR 3.84 billion in November of 2018 from EUR 4.67 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year, but well above market expectations of EUR 2.89 billion. Imports advanced 3.4 percent from a year earlier while exports went up at a softer 1 percent."ItalyBalance Of TradeITTRBSAT/italy/balance-of-trade
27316Indonesia Leaves Rate Steady as Expected1/17/2019 9:38:31 AM"Bank Indonesia left its benchmark 7-day reverse repo rate unchanged at 6 percent on 17th January 2019, as widely expected. Policymakers said the decision was consistent with efforts to reduce the current account gap towards a range of 2.5% of GDP in 2019 and maintaining the attractiveness of domestic financial markets. Current account deficit in the first quarter of the year is expected to be smaller, in line with seasonal trend. The lending and the deposit facility rates were also kept steady at 6.75 percent and 5.25 percent respectively."IndonesiaInterest RateIDBIRATE/indonesia/interest-rate
27317Hong Kong Jobless Rate Steady at Near 21-Year Low1/17/2019 8:50:28 AM"The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Hong Kong was unchanged at 2.8 percent in the three months to December of 2018, remaining the lowest jobless rate since January of 1998. Also, the underemployment rate was steady at 1.2 percent, the same as in the previous period."Hong KongUnemployment RateHKUERATE/hong-kong/unemployment-rate
27315Turkey Holds Key Interest Rate at 24%1/16/2019 11:13:36 AM"The Central Bank of Turkey held its one week repo auction rate at 24 percent on January 16th as widely expected, saying risks on price stability continue to prevail although there was some improvement in the inflation outlook. The country's annual inflation rate fell to a four-month low of 20.3 percent in December, still way above the central bank's midpoint target of 5 percent."TurkeyInterest RateTUIBON/turkey/interest-rate
27314Italy Inflation Rate Confirmed at 7-Month Low of 1.1%1/16/2019 10:20:48 AM"The annual inflation rate in Italy decreased to 1.1 percent in December of 2018 from 1.6 percent in the previous month and in line with preliminary estimates. It is the lowest inflation rate since May, amid lower prices of processed food and transport."ItalyInflation RateITCPNICY/italy/inflation-cpi
27313UK Annual Inflation Rate at 23-Month Low of 2.1%1/16/2019 9:54:21 AM"The annual inflation rate in the United Kingdom declined to 2.1 percent in December 2018 from 2.3 percent in the previous month, in line with market expectations. It was the lowest inflation rate since January 2017, mostly due to lower cost of petrol and air fares."United KingdomInflation RateUKRPCJYR/united-kingdom/inflation-cpi
27312Nigeria December Inflation Rate at 7-Month High of 11.44%1/16/2019 9:07:24 AM"The annual inflation rate in Nigeria rose to 11.44 percent in December of 2018 from 11.28 percent in the previous month. It is the highest inflation rate since May, as prices continued to advance mainly for food and housing & utilities."NigeriaInflation RateNigeriaIR/nigeria/inflation-cpi
27311Germany December Inflation Confirmed at 8-Month Low1/16/2019 7:53:53 AMGermany's annual inflation rate slowed to an eight-month low of 1.7 percent in December 2018 from 2.3 percent in the previous month and in line with the preliminary estimates. Energy and food prices rose at a softer pace while services inflation was steady.GermanyInflation RateGRBC20YY/germany/inflation-cpi
27305Turkish Jobless Rate Rises to 11.6% in October1/15/2019 11:37:47 AMThe Turkish unemployment rate increased to 11.6 percent in October 2018 from 10.3 percent in the same month of the previous year.TurkeyUnemployment RateTUUNR/turkey/unemployment-rate
27310Irish Trade Surplus Rises in November1/15/2019 11:33:21 AMIreland’s trade surplus widened to EUR 4.80 billion in November of 2018 from EUR 3.62 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year. Exports surged 17.9 percent to a fresh record high of EUR 12.79 billion while imports went up at a softer 10.5 percent to EUR 7.98 billion.IrelandBalance Of TradeIETBALNS/ireland/balance-of-trade
27309Irish Inflation Rate Rises to 0.7% in December1/15/2019 11:27:08 AM"Ireland's annual inflation rate picked up to 0.7 percent in December 2018 from a five-month low of 0.6 percent in the previous month, mainly boosted by increases in prices of housing & utilities, restaurants & hotels and alcoholic beverages & tobacco."IrelandInflation RateIECPIYOY/ireland/inflation-cpi
27308Eurozone Trade Surplus Larger than Expected1/15/2019 10:15:27 AM"The Euro Area trade surplus narrowed to EUR 19.0 billion in November 2018 from EUR 23.4 billion in the same month of the previous year, still comfortably above market expectations of EUR 13.7 billion."Euro AreaBalance Of TradeXTTBEZ/euro-area/balance-of-trade