27739Ghana GDP Annual Growth Weakens to 6.8% in Q44/18/2019 11:05:21 AM"Ghana's economy advanced 6.8 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2018, slowing from a 7.4 percent expansion in the previous period, mainly hit by a sharp decline in the oil and gas sector. Considering the full year of 2018, the GDP grew 6.3 percent compared to 8.1 percent in 2017."GhanaGdp Annual Growth RateGhanaGDPYoY/ghana/gdp-growth-annual
27737Switzerland Posts Largest Trade Surplus in 4 Months4/18/2019 10:10:46 AMThe Swiss trade surplus widened to CHF 2.5 billion in March 2019 from CHF 2.0 billion in the previous month.SwitzerlandBalance Of TradeSZTBAL/switzerland/balance-of-trade
27735Australia Jobless Rate Rises to 5% in March4/18/2019 10:00:59 AM"Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up to 5.0 percent in March 2019 from a near eight-year low of 4.9 percent in the previous month and matching market expectations. The economy added 25,700 jobs while the number of unemployed increased by 17,100."AustraliaUnemployment RateAULFUNEM/australia/unemployment-rate
27736"South Korea Holds Rates, Lowers Outlook Forecasts"4/18/2019 9:22:24 AM"The Bank of Korea kept its base rate unchanged at 1.75 percent on April 18th 2019, as widely expected. Policymakers reiterated domestic economy will continue to grow at a rate that does not diverge significantly from its potential level and inflationary pressures on the demand side will not be high. That said, amid rising global headwinds and softening exports, the Bank of Korea lowered its economic growth forecast for 2019 to 2.5 percent from an earlier estimate of 2.6 percent made in January."South KoreaInterest RateKORP7DR/south-korea/interest-rate
27738Hong Kong Jobless Rate Unchanged at Over 21-Year Low4/18/2019 8:44:15 AM"The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Hong Kong stood at 2.8 percent in the three months to March 2019, remaining the lowest jobless rate since January 1998. Also, the underemployment rate was unchanged at 1.0 percent, the same as in the previous period."Hong KongUnemployment RateHKUERATE/hong-kong/unemployment-rate
27732Canada Inflation Rate Hits 3-Month High of 1.9%4/17/2019 1:32:49 PM"The annual inflation rate in Canada rose to 1.9 percent in March 2019 from 1.5 percent in the previous month and matching market expectations. It is the highest inflation rate since December. The transportation index drove headline inflation up, as gasoline prices declined less in March than in February."CanadaInflation RateCACPIYOY/canada/inflation-cpi
27733US Posts Smallest Trade Deficit in 8 Months4/17/2019 1:18:04 PM"The US trade deficit narrowed to USD 49.4 billion in February 2019, the smallest since June 2018, from USD 51.1 billion in the previous month and compared to market expectations of USD 53.5 billion. Exports surged 1.1 percent while imports rose at a softer 0.2 percent amid ongoing trade negotiations with China."United StatesBalance Of TradeUSTBTOT/united-states/balance-of-trade
27734Canada Trade Gap Narrows in February4/17/2019 1:03:31 PM"Canada’s merchandise trade deficit narrowed to CAD 2.90 billion in February 2019 from a downwardly revised CAD 3.09 billion in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a CAD 3.5 billion shortfall. Imports declined 1.6 percent month-over-month, led by lower purchases of gold and exports dropped 1.3 percent on lower sales of non-energy products."CanadaBalance Of TradeCATBTOTB/canada/balance-of-trade
27722Japan Trade Surplus Narrows in March4/17/2019 10:54:41 AMJapan posted a trade surplus of JPY 529 billion in March 2019 compared with a JPY 784 billion surplus in the same month a year earlier and beating market expectations of a JPY 372 billion surplus. Exports declined for a fourth straight month while imports increased below expectations.JapanBalance Of TradeJNTBAL/japan/balance-of-trade
27731New Zealand Q1 Inflation Rate Eases to 1.5%4/17/2019 10:51:54 AM"The annual inflation rate in New Zealand fell to 1.5 percent in the first quarter of 2019 from 1.9 percent in the previous period and below market expectations of 1.7 percent. The slowdown was mainly driven by a fall in cost of transport, communication and household contents and services."New ZealandInflation RateNZCPIYOY/new-zealand/inflation-cpi