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28156Week Ahead7/19/2019 8:06:42 PM"Next week the advance estimate of US Q2 GDP growth will be in the spotlight, alongside flash Markit PMIs, durable goods orders, and existing and new home sales; UK CBI factory orders and distributive trade surveys; and Eurozone, Japan and Australia flash PMIs. The ECB policy meeting is likely to signal monetary easing as soon as in September while Turkey's central bank is seen cutting interest rates by 250bps. Investors will also react to the outcome of the Conservative leadership election."Country ListCalendar/calendar?article=28156&g=top&importance=2&startdate=2019-07-19
28155US Consumer Sentiment Slightly Below Forecasts7/19/2019 2:11:05 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the US came in at 98.4 in July 2019, little-changed from the previous month's 98.2 and slightly below market consensus of 98.5, a preliminary estimate showed."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/united-states/consumer-confidence
28154Chile Keeps Interest Rate at 2.50%7/19/2019 9:29:19 AM"The Central Bank of Chile kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 2.50 percent at its July 18th 2019 meeting. Policymakers noted higher risks associated with the timely convergence of inflation to the target over the policy horizon, mainly due to cost of services and surrounding the future evolution of activity and demand, amid external uncertainty. The Committee said that will extend the current monetary stimulus, if necessary, and added that they will continue to conduct monetary policy with flexibility, so that projected inflation stands at 3 percent in the two-year horizon."ChileInterest RateCHOVCHOV/chile/interest-rate
28153Japan Inflation Rate Unchanged at 0.7% in June7/19/2019 8:28:42 AM"Japan's consumer price inflation came in at 0.7 percent year-on-year in June 2019, unchanged from the previous month and matching market expectations. A faster rise in cost of food and housing was offset by a steeper decline in prices of transport and communication."JapanInflation RateJNCPIYOY/japan/inflation-cpi
28152South Africa Trims Repo Rate to 6.5%7/18/2019 1:29:59 PM"The South African Reserve Bank cut its benchmark repo rate by 25 bps to 6.5 percent on July 18th 2019, as widely expected. It was the first rate cut since March last year. Policymakers noted that inflation expectations continued to moderate and said that they will continue to focus on anchoring it near the mid-point of the inflation target range. The Committee added that future policy decisions are highly data dependent, sensitive to the assessment of the balance of risks to the outlook."South AfricaInterest RateSARPRT/south-africa/interest-rate
28151US Jobless Claims Rise in Latest Week7/18/2019 12:39:42 PMThe number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits increased by 8 thousand to 216 thousand in the week ended July 13th 2019 from the previous week’s revised level of 208 thousand and in line with market expectations.United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/united-states/jobless-claims
28145Japan Trade Surplus Shrinks as Exports Fall Further7/18/2019 11:59:19 AMJapan's trade surplus narrowed to JPY 589 billion in June 2019 from JPY 728 billion in the same month a year earlier and compared to market expectations of a JPY 420 billion surplus. Exports declined for a seventh straight month while imports fell for the second month in a row.JapanBalance Of TradeJNTBAL/japan/balance-of-trade
28149Indonesia Cuts Rates for 1st Time in Almost 2 Years7/18/2019 10:22:15 AM"Bank Indonesia lowered its 7-day reverse repo rate by 25bps to 5.75 percent during its July meeting, the first interest rate cut since September 2017, in an attempt to support growth amid low inflation expectations. The overnight deposit and lending facilities were also trimmed by the same amount to 5.00 percent and 6.50 percent, respectively."IndonesiaInterest RateIDBIRATE/indonesia/interest-rate
28147Australia Jobless Rate Steady at Highest Since August 20187/18/2019 10:15:20 AM"Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.2 percent in June 2019, remaining at its highest level since August last year and matching market expectations."AustraliaUnemployment RateAULFUNEM/australia/unemployment-rate
28150Hong Kong Jobless Rate Steady at Over 21-Year Low7/18/2019 8:47:36 AM"The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Hong Kong was unchanged at 2.8 percent in the three months to June 2019, remaining the lowest jobless rate since January 1998. Also, the underemployment rate stood at 1.0 percent, the same as in the previous period."Hong KongUnemployment RateHKUERATE/hong-kong/unemployment-rate
28148Swiss Trade Surplus Largest in Nearly 2-1/2 Years7/18/2019 7:14:04 AM"The Swiss trade surplus widened sharply to CHF 3.3 billion in June 2019 from a downwardly revised CHF 1.5 billion in the previous month. This was the largest trade surplus since January 2017, as exports rose while imports fell."SwitzerlandBalance Of TradeSZTBAL/switzerland/balance-of-trade
28146South Korea Unexpectedly Cuts Key Rate by 25 Bps to 1.5%7/18/2019 5:19:22 AM"The Bank of Korea unexpectedly lowered its base rate by 25 basis points to 1.5 percent on July 18th 2019. This was the first adjustment in benchmark rate since November last year and the bank's first rate cut in three years, amid efforts to spur economic growth on the back rising global uncertainties following trade dispute with Japan and tariff war between US and China."South KoreaInterest RateKORP7DR/south-korea/interest-rate
28144Russia Jobless Rate at Record Low in June7/17/2019 1:49:20 PMRussia unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent in June 2019 from 4.5 percent in the previous month and below market consensus of 4.5 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since series began in 1992.RussiaUnemployment RateRUUER/russia/unemployment-rate
28142Canada Inflation Rate Slows to 2% in June7/17/2019 1:03:12 PM"The annual inflation rate in Canada decreased to 2 percent in June of 2019 from 2.4 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations, as cost slowed for shelter and transportation and energy prices fell further. Excluding energy, the inflation dropped to 2.6 percent in June from 2.7 percent in May."CanadaInflation RateCACPIYOY/canada/inflation-cpi
28143US Housing Starts Fall in June7/17/2019 12:56:04 PM"US housing starts dropped 0.9 percent from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,253 thousand units in June 2019, compared to market expectations of 1,261 thousand and following a revised 0.4 percent fall in May."United StatesHousing StartsUNITEDSTAHOUSTA/united-states/housing-starts
28141Eurozone June Inflation Rate Revised Up to 1.3%7/17/2019 9:15:50 AM"The annual inflation rate in the Euro Area rose to 1.3 percent in June 2019, slightly above a preliminary and market expectations of 1.2 percent. Cost advanced at a faster pace for food, alcohol & tobacco and services."Euro AreaInflation RateECCPEMUY/euro-area/inflation-cpi
28140UK June Inflation Rate Steady at 2%7/17/2019 8:48:17 AM"The annual inflation rate in the United Kingdom was at 2 percent in June 2019, unchanged from the previous month and matching market expectations. Cost of food and-non-alcoholic beverages rose further while prices slowed for transport and housing & utilities."United KingdomInflation RateUKRPCJYR/united-kingdom/inflation-cpi
28139US Industrial Output Flat in June7/16/2019 1:20:35 PM"US industrial output was unchanged in June 2019, following a 0.4 percent growth in May and missing market forecasts of a 0.1 percent gain. Increases for both manufacturing and mining offset a decline for utilities. For the second quarter as a whole, industrial production declined at an annual rate of 1.2 percent, its second consecutive quarterly decrease."United StatesIndustrial Production MomUNITEDSTAINDPROMOM/united-states/industrial-production-mom
28138US Retail Sales Beat Expectations7/16/2019 12:47:04 PM"US retail trade rose 0.4 percent from a month earlier in June 2019, the same pace as in May and above market expectations of 0.1 percent, boosted by purchases of motor vehicles and a variety of other goods."United StatesRetail Sales MomRSTAMOM/united-states/retail-sales
28132New Zealand Annual Inflation Rate Rises to 1.7% in Q27/16/2019 10:02:29 AM"The annual inflation rate in New Zealand climbed to 1.7 percent in the second quarter of 2019 from 1.5 percent in the previous period, matching market expectations. Prices rose further mainly due to cost of petrol."New ZealandInflation RateNZCPIYOY/new-zealand/inflation-cpi