26926South Korea Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged10/18/2018 5:44:24 AM"The Bank of Korea held its base rate steady at 1.5 percent on 17th October 2018, as expected, amid new signs of a slowdown in the economy, meager job growth and risks from global trade tensions."South KoreaInterest RateKORP7DR/south-korea/interest-rate
26925Australia Jobless Rate Falls to 6-1/2-Year Low of 5%10/18/2018 2:05:27 AM"Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 5 percent in September 2018 from 5.3 percent in the previous month while markets estimated 5.3 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since April 2012, as the economy added 5,600 jobs while the number of unemployed declined by 37,200."AustraliaUnemployment RateAULFUNEM/australia/unemployment-rate
26924Further and Gradual Rate Hikes Likely to Continue10/17/2018 6:22:42 PM"The Fed considered that further gradual increases in the target range for the federal funds rate would be necessary to achieve a sustained economic expansion, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed. Some Fed officials said policy would need to become modestly restrictive for a time and other judged that it would be necessary to temporarily raise rates above the normalization level to prevent inflation from overshooting the 2 percent target."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/united-states/interest-rate
26923Ghana Economy Grows 5.4% YoY in Q210/17/2018 3:58:37 PM"Ghana’s economy expanded 5.4 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018, the same pace as in the previous period. It remained the weakest growth rate since the third quarter of 2016, mostly due to a slowdown in the services sector. On a quarterly basis, the gross domestic product grew 1.3 percent. The country rebased its nationals accounts from 2006 prices to 2013."GhanaGdp Annual Growth RateGhanaGDPYoY/ghana/gdp-growth-annual
26920US Housing Starts Fall More than Expected10/17/2018 2:03:03 PM"Housing starts in the US dropped 5.3 percent from a month earlier to an annualized rate of 1,201 thousand in September of 2018, following a 7.1 percent gain in August and compared with market expectations of a 4.5 percent fall. Starts in the South declined the most since October 2015 mainly due to Hurricane Florence, which hit North and South Carolina in September."United StatesHousing StartsUNITEDSTAHOUSTA/united-states/housing-starts
26921Russian Jobless Rate Falls to New Record Low in September10/17/2018 1:51:08 PM"Russian unemployment rate dropped to a fresh record low of 4.5 percent in September 2018 from 5 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year, below market expectations of 4.7 percent. In August, unemployment rate was higher at 4.6 percent."RussiaUnemployment RateRUUER/russia/unemployment-rate
26922Ghana Annual Inflation Rate Slows to 9.8% in September10/17/2018 1:41:04 PM"The annual inflation rate in Ghana fell to 9.8 percent in September of 2018 from 9.9 percent in the previous month, mainly due to a slowdown in non-food prices."GhanaInflation RateGhanaIR/ghana/inflation-cpi
26919Eurozone September Inflation Rate Confirmed at 2.1%10/17/2018 9:27:40 AM"The annual inflation rate in the Euro Area was confirmed at 2.1 percent in September of 2018, slightly above 2.0 percent in the previous month. Main upward pressure came from prices of energy and unprocessed food."Euro AreaInflation RateECCPEMUY/euro-area/inflation-cpi
26918UK Inflation Rate Falls to 3-Month Low of 2.4%10/17/2018 8:57:13 AM"Annual inflation rate in the United Kingdom eased to 2.4 percent in September of 2018 from 2.7 percent in August, below market expectations of 2.6 percent. It is the lowest reading in three months, mainly due to a slowdown in cost of food, transport and recreation and culture and a fall in clothing prices. Still, it remains above the BoE's target of 2 percent."United KingdomInflation RateUKRPCJYR/united-kingdom/inflation-cpi
26917US Industrial Output Growth Beats Forecasts10/16/2018 1:39:19 PM"Industrial production in the United States increased 0.3 percent month-over-month in September of 2018, following a 0.4 percent rise in August and slightly higher than market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain. Both manufacturing and mining went up while utilities were flat. Still, output growth in September was held down slightly by Hurricane Florence, with an estimated effect of less than 0.1 percentage point. Industrial output went up an annualized 3.3 percent in the third quarter of 2018, below a 5.3 percent rise in the second quarter."United StatesIndustrial Production MomUNITEDSTAINDPROMOM/united-states/industrial-production-mom