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25256US New Home Sales Fall Less than Expected5/23/2018 2:26:18 PM"Sales of new single-family houses in the United States shrank 1.5 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 662 thousand in April of 2018, compared to market expectations of a 2 percent drop. It follows a downwardly revised 2 percent jump in March."United StatesNew Home SalesUNITEDSTANEWHOMSAL/united-states/new-home-sales
25255US Manufacturing Growth Highest since 20145/23/2018 1:54:08 PM"The IHS Markit US Manufacturing PMI edged up to 56.6 in May of 2018 from 56.5 in April, slightly above market expectations of 56.5, preliminary estimates showed. The reading pointed to the strongest growth rate in factory activity since September of 2014 amid faster rises in production and incoming new business due to improving economic conditions and a continued recovery in domestic sales."United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/united-states/manufacturing-pmi
25254Mexico Annual GDP Growth Revised Up to 1.3% in Q15/23/2018 1:52:14 PM"The Mexican economy expanded 1.3 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2018, above a preliminary figure of 1.2 percent, following a 1.5 percent growth in the previous quarter and slightly below market expectations of 1.35 percent. It was the weakest growth rate since the last quarter of 2013, mainly due to industrial and services sector."MexicoGdp Annual Growth RateMXGCTOT/mexico/gdp-growth-annual
25253Mexico GDP Growth Revised Up to 1.1% QoQ in Q15/23/2018 1:41:35 PM"The Mexican gross domestic product advanced 1.1 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2018, compared to an upwardly revised first estimate of 0.9 percent and market forecasts of a 0.95 percent rise. It was the strongest expansion since the third quarter of 2016, mainly boosted by gains in services and industry while the agricultural sector grew less."MexicoGdp Growth RateMXGPQTR/mexico/gdp-growth
25249Singapore Inflation Rate at 3-Month Low of 0.1%5/23/2018 11:18:20 AM"Consumer prices in Singapore edged up 0.1 percent year-on-year in April of 2018, easing from a 0.2 percent rise in the prior month while market estimated a 0.3 percent gain. It is the lowest inflation rate since January, as inflation of food was steady while both housing and transport prices fell more than in a month earlier."SingaporeInflation RateSICPIYOY/singapore/inflation-cpi
25248Malaysia April Inflation Rate Rises to 1.4%5/23/2018 10:18:12 AM"Malaysia's consumer price inflation edged up to 1.4 percent year-on-year in April of 2018 from 1.3 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 1.6 percent. Prices rebounded for transport and rose more for restaurants & hotels and recreation and culture. Conversely, cost eased for food & non-alcoholic beverages and inflation was steady for housing & utilities."MalaysiaInflation RateMACPIYOY/malaysia/inflation-cpi
25251UK Inflation Rate Eases to 2.4% in April5/23/2018 9:47:45 AM"Annual inflation in the UK edged down to 2.4 percent in April of 2018 from 2.5 percent in March, below market expectations of 2.5 percent. It is the lowest rate since March of 2017, mainly due to a slowdown in cost of transport amid a drop in air fares."United KingdomInflation RateUKRPCJYR/united-kingdom/inflation-cpi
25252South Africa Inflation Rate Rises to 4-Month High in April5/23/2018 9:27:08 AM"The annual inflation rate in South Africa rose to 4.5 percent in April of 2018 from 3.8 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 4.7 percent. It was the highest inflation rate since December last year, mainly due to prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages and housing and utilities."South AfricaInflation RateSACPIYOY/south-africa/inflation-cpi
25250French Q1 Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Rises to 9.2%5/23/2018 6:33:18 AMThe unemployment rate in France unexpectedly increased to 9.2 percent in the three months to March of 2018 from an upwardly revised 9 percent in the previous period and missing market consensus of 8.8 percent.FranceUnemployment RateUMRTFR/france/unemployment-rate
25247Nigeria Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged at 14%5/22/2018 6:23:42 PM"The Central Bank of Nigeria left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 14 percent on May 22nd 2018, as widely expected. The last time policymakers changed rates was in July 2016, when they lifted the monetary rate by 200 bps. The Committee said the decision is consistent with achieving the single-digit inflation target rate. The annual inflation rate fell to 12.48 percent in April from 13.34 percent in March, mainly due to lower prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages."NigeriaInterest RateNigeriaIntRate/nigeria/interest-rate
25246Russia Unemployment Rate Edges Down to 4.9%5/22/2018 1:18:45 PM"Russian unemployment rate declined to 4.9 percent in April of 2018 from 5.3 percent in the same month of the previous year, beating market expectations of 5 percent. In March, the jobless rate was 5 percent."RussiaUnemployment RateRUUER/russia/unemployment-rate
25245Spanish Trade Gap Lowest in Over a Year5/22/2018 9:13:56 AM"The Spanish trade deficit narrowed 43.1 percent to EUR 0.83 billion in March of 2018 from EUR 1.46 million in the same month a year earlier. It was the smallest trade gap since July of 2016, mainly due to seasonal effects as in 2018 Holy Week was in March while in 2017 took place in April. Exports dropped 2.4 percent year-on-year and imports declined 4.5 percent."SpainBalance Of TradeSPTBEUBL/spain/balance-of-trade
25242Thailand Q1 GDP Growth Strongest in 5 Years5/21/2018 11:20:20 AM"Thailand's gross domestic product grew by 4.8 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2018, following a 4 percent expansion in the previous period and beating market consensus of 4 percent. It was the strongest growth since the first quarter 2013, as government spending, investment, and private consumption rose at faster paces."ThailandGdp Annual Growth RateTHG PQY/thailand/gdp-growth-annual
25244Hong Kong Inflation Rate Slows to 1.9% in April5/21/2018 10:16:29 AM"Inflation Rate in Hong Kong fell to 1.9 percent in April of 2018 from 2.6 percent in March, mainly due to smaller increases in prices for package tours and fresh vegetables. Netting out the effects of all Government's one-off relief measures, the inflation was 2.2 percent, also lower than 2.6 percent in March."Hong KongInflation RateHKCPIY/hong-kong/inflation-cpi
25243Nigeria GDP Growth Slows to 1.9% in Q15/21/2018 9:29:05 AM"The economy of Nigeria expanded 1.9 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2018, easing from an upwardly revised 2.1 percent growth in the previous period. It is the fourth consecutive quarter of expansion, as the oil sector continued to rise while the non-oil output growth slowed."NigeriaGdp Annual Growth RateNigeriaGDPYoY/nigeria/gdp-growth-annual
25240Japan Trade Surplus Widens 30.9% in April5/21/2018 7:23:14 AMJapan's trade surplus widened 30.9 percent to JPY 626 billion in April 2018 from JPY 478 billion in the same month a year earlier and far above market expectations of a JPY 405.6 billion surplus.JapanBalance Of TradeJNTBAL/japan/balance-of-trade
25241Thailand Economy Expands 2% QoQ in Q15/21/2018 4:21:27 AM"Thailand's economy advanced 2 percent quarter-on-quarter in the March quarter of 2018, following a 0.5 percent growth in the previous period and easily beating market consensus of a 1.05 percent expansion. It is the strongest quarterly growth since the fourth quarter 2012, mainly supported by faster rises in private consumption and fixed investment."ThailandGdp Growth RateTHG PQQ/thailand/gdp-growth
25239Week Ahead5/18/2018 2:45:35 PM"Next week the Federal Reserve will be publishing the minutes of its last monetary policy meeting. Other important releases include: US new and existing home sales, durable goods orders and flash Markit PMIs; UK second estimate of Q1 GDP growth, business investment, consumer and producer inflation rates, and retail trade; Eurozone flash Markit PMIs and consumer confidence; Japan trade balance and preliminary Nikkei Manufacturing PMI."Country ListCalendar/calendar?article=25239&g=top&importance=2&startdate=2018-05-18
25238Chile Q1 Annual GDP Growth Strongest Since 20135/18/2018 1:33:58 PM"The gross domestic product of Chile expanded 4.2 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2018, quickening from a 3.3 percent advance in the previous period and slightly above market expectations of a 4.0 percent growth. It was the fastest expansion since the third quarter of 2013, as household spending, fixed investment and exports rose significantly. Among economic activities, the mining sector was the main contributor to growth."ChileGdp Annual Growth RateCLGDPNAPCT/chile/gdp-growth-annual
25237Canada Inflation Rate Slows to 2.2%5/18/2018 12:55:37 PM"The annual inflation rate in Canada eased to 2.2 percent in April of 2018 from 2.3 percent in March, which was the highest reading since October of 2014. Figures came below market expectations of 2.3 percent amid a slowdown in gasoline cost and a fall in travel services."CanadaInflation RateCACPIYOY/canada/inflation-cpi