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28948Canada Inflation Rate Steady at 2.2% in December1/22/2020 1:57:59 PM"The annual inflation rate in Canada was at 2 percent in December 2019, unchanged from the previous month and matching market expectations. It remained the highest inflation rate since May, as transport prices rose further boosted by gasoline while cost of food slowed mainly due to lettuce. Considering 2019 as a whole, the inflation rate was at 1.9 percent, compared to 2.3 percent in 2018."CanadaInflation RateCACPIYOY/canada/inflation-cpi
28946Malaysia Inflation Rate Inches Higher in December1/22/2020 10:14:13 AMMalaysia's annual inflation rate edged up to 1.0 percent in December 2019 from a six-month low of 0.9 percent in the previous month and in line with market estimates. Prices rose primarily for food while transport cost fell less.MalaysiaInflation RateMACPIYOY/malaysia/inflation-cpi
28947Malaysia Cuts Key Rate to 2.75% Unexpectedly1/22/2020 9:27:43 AM"Bank Negara Malaysia unexpectedly lowered its overnight policy rate by 25 bps to 2.75 percent during its January meeting, bringing borrowing costs to the lowest since May 2011, in an attempt to boost economic growth amid price stability. For 2020, growth is expected to gradually improve supported by resilient private spending and better export performance, while private investment is projected to remain modest. Meantime, inflation is expected to average higher but remain modest. The ceiling and floor rates of the corridor of the overnight policy rate trimmed to 3 percent and 2.50 percent, respectively."MalaysiaInterest RateMAOPRATE/malaysia/interest-rate
28945South Korea GDP Growth Gains Steam1/21/2020 11:24:32 PM"South Korea’s quarterly GDP growth climbed to 1.2 percent in the three months to December 2019, accelerating from 0.4 percent in the previous quarter and beating market expectations of a 0.8 percent increase, advanced data showed."South KoreaGdp Growth RateKOGDPQOQ/south-korea/gdp-growth
28944"BoJ Holds Rates, Revises Up GDP Growth Forecasts"1/21/2020 8:32:33 AM"The Bank of Japan left its key short-term interest rate unchanged at -0.1% and kept the target for the 10-year Japanese government bond yield at around 0% during its January meeting, by a 7-2 vote. At the same time, policymakers revised up their growth projection for the 2019 fiscal year beginning in April to 0.9% from an estimate of 0.7% made in October, supported by fiscal stimulus and easing trade tensions. The central bank also upgraded its growth estimate for fiscal 2021, while price forecasts were held steady, showing inflation will remain under the 2% target at least until early 2022."JapanInterest RateBOJDTR/japan/interest-rate
28943Week Ahead1/17/2020 7:00:29 PM"It will be a light week on the US economic calendar, with investor focus turning to flash Markit PMIs, existing home sales and corporate earnings. Elsewhere, flash PMI surveys for the UK, Eurozone, Japan and Australia will also be in the spotlight, alongside UK unemployment and wage data; Eurozone consumer confidence; and Japan trade balance and inflation rate. The PBoC, ECB and BoJ will provide an update on monetary policy, while traders will also keep an eye on WEF annual meeting that will take place in Davos."Country ListCalendar/calendar?article=28943&g=top&importance=2&startdate=2020-01-17
28942Nigeria December Inflation Rate Rises Further to 11.98%1/17/2020 1:36:02 PM"The annual inflation rate in Nigeria increased to 11.98 percent in December of 2019 from 11.85 percent in the prior month, remaining at the highest level since April 2018. Prices rose for all categories, especially food, amid the country’s ongoing border closures and increased seasonal demand during the Christmas season."NigeriaInflation RateNigeriaIR/nigeria/inflation-cpi
28941Italy December Inflation Rate Confirmed at 6-Month High of 0.5%1/17/2020 12:42:35 PM"The annual inflation rate in Italy rose to 0.5 percent in December 2019 from 0.2 percent in November and matching the preliminary estimate. It was the highest inflation rate since June, boosted by prices of transport and food & non-alcoholic beverages."ItalyInflation RateITCPNICY/italy/inflation-cpi
28937China Economy Expands 1.5% QoQ in Q41/17/2020 12:42:21 PM"The Chinese economy expanded by a seasonally adjusted 1.5 percent on quarter in the three months to December 2019, following a downwardly revised 1.4 percent growth in the previous quarter and matching market consensus."ChinaGdp Growth RateCNGDPQOQ/china/gdp-growth
28940Italy Trade Surplus Widens in November1/17/2020 12:13:22 PM"Italy's trade surplus increased to EUR 4.872 billion in November 2019 from EUR 3.975 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year but missing market estimates of a EUR 6.106 billion surplus. Imports slipped 5.9 percent, mainly dragged by lower purchases of transport equipment, namely vehicles, basic metals & metal products and chemicals. Exports fell at a softer 3.2 percent, amid lower sales of machinery & equipment, transport equipment, mostly other transport equipment, basic metals & metal products and coke & petroleum products."ItalyBalance Of TradeITTRBSAT/italy/balance-of-trade
28939Eurozone Inflation Rate Confirmed at 6-Month High1/17/2020 10:16:43 AM"Eurozone inflation rate was confirmed at 1.3 percent year-on-year in December 2019, the highest level since June and compared to November's 1.0 percent."Euro AreaInflation RateECCPEMUY/euro-area/inflation-cpi
28936South Korea Holds Key Rate Unchanged at 1.25%1/17/2020 4:55:01 AM"The Bank of Korea kept its base rate unchanged at 1.25 percent on January 17th 2020, as widely expected, amid easing global trade tensions and signs of domestic economic recovery following efforts from the government to step up fiscal spending. Policymakers said they will maintain accommodative monetary policy stance ahead as pressures on the demand side will remain low and the economy will grow moderately. In this process, they will judge whether to adjust monetary policy accommodation, while carefully monitoring developments in global trade disputes, the overseas countries and geopolitical risks."South KoreaInterest RateKORP7DR/south-korea/interest-rate
28938China 2019 GDP Growth Weakest in Near Three Decades1/17/2020 4:07:51 AM"The Chinese economy advanced 6.0 percent year-on-year in the December quarter of 2019, the same as in the previous quarter and matching market expectations. This remained the weakest growth rate since the first quarter of 1992, amid trade pressure from the US and sluggish demand from home and abroad. Considering full 2019, the economy grew by 6.1 percent, the slowest pace in 29 years but still within the government's target of 6 to 6.5 percent."ChinaGdp Annual Growth RateCNGDPYOY/china/gdp-growth-annual
28935South Africa Unexpectedly Cuts Repo Rate to 6.25%1/16/2020 3:06:41 PM"The South African Reserve Bank voted unanimously to trim its benchmark repo rate to 6.25 percent during its first policy meeting of 2020, while markets had expected it to be kept steady. It was the first rate cut since July, bringing borrowing costs to the lowest level since November 2015. The decision came amid lower inflation forecasts and the country's persistent economic vulnerability."South AfricaInterest RateSARPRT/south-africa/interest-rate
28934US Retail Sales Rise 0.3% in December1/16/2020 2:13:37 PM"Retail sales in the United States increased 0.3 percent month-over-month in December of 2019, following an upwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in the previous month and matching market expectations. Sales rebounded for food and drinks, clothes, and electronics and appliances and rose faster for gasoline. In contrast, sales of motor vehicles declined. Considering full 2019, retail sales went up 3.6 percent, after a near 5 percent gain in 2018 which was the largest in six years and reflected a boost from tax cuts."United StatesRetail Sales MomRSTAMOM/united-states/retail-sales
28933"ECB More Upbeat on Economic, Inflation Outlook: Minutes"1/16/2020 1:03:13 PM"ECB officials agreed that there were some signs of stabilisation in the Eurozone growth slowdown, and that downside risks to the outlook had become somewhat less pronounced, the accounts of the December meeting showed. Policymakers also noted that measures of underlying inflation remained generally subdued, although there were some indications of a mild increase, while some members voiced concerns about the possible side effects of the September monetary policy measures, including the potential impact of negative interest rates on households savings and consumption dynamics."Euro AreaInterest RateEURR002W/euro-area/interest-rate
28932Irish December Inflation Rate at 8-Month High of 1.3%1/16/2020 12:12:39 PM"The annual inflation rate in Ireland rose to 1.3 percent in December 2019 from 1.1 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since last April, mainly pushed up by prices of housing & utilities, restaurants & hotels, transport and alcoholic beverages & tobacco."IrelandInflation RateIECPIYOY/ireland/inflation-cpi
28931Turkey Surprises with 75bps Rate Cut1/16/2020 11:12:36 AM"The Central Bank of Turkey slashed its one-week repo auction rate by another 75bps to 11.25 percent during its first policy meeting of 2020, defying market expectations of a 50bps cut. Policymakers have lowered rates for five consecutive times since July last year, bringing borrowing costs to the lowest level since May 2018, saying the inflation outlook continued to improve and inflation expectations sustained their wide-spread decline."TurkeyInterest RateTUIBON/turkey/interest-rate
28930German December Inflation Confirmed at 5-Month High1/16/2020 9:28:57 AM"Germany's consumer price inflation was confirmed at 1.5 percent year-on-year in December 2019, the highest level since July."GermanyInflation RateGRBC20YY/germany/inflation-cpi
28929UK Inflation Rate Drops Unexpectedly to 3-Year Low1/15/2020 5:38:29 PM"The consumer price inflation in the UK slowed to 1.3 percent year-on-year in December 2019, the lowest reading since November 2016 and below market consensus of 1.5 percent."United KingdomInflation RateUKRPCJYR/united-kingdom/inflation-cpi