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28046Fed is Insulated from Politics: Powell6/25/2019 5:56:41 PM"The Fed is ""insulated from short-term political pressures"", Chair Jerome H. Powell said in a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, as policymakers face heavy criticism by President Donald Trump for having raised interest rates last year."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/united-states/interest-rate
28045US New Home Sales Fall Unexpectedly to 5-Month Low6/25/2019 2:14:41 PM"Sales of new single-family houses in the United States dropped 7.8 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 626 thousand in May 2019, while markets had forecast a 1.9 percent increase to 680 thousand. That was the lowest level since December despite lower mortgage rates."United StatesNew Home SalesUNITEDSTANEWHOMSAL/united-states/new-home-sales
28043New Zealand Trade Surplus Widens in May6/25/2019 9:39:30 AMNew Zealand trade surplus widened to NZD 264 million in May 2019 from NZD 199 million in the same month of the previous year and compared to market expectations of a NZD 200 million surplus. Exports jumped 8.5 percent year-on-year to a record high and imports rose 7.6 percent. The twelve-month trade balance recorded a NZD 5.5 billion gap compared to a NZD 3.7 billion shortfall a year earlier.New ZealandBalance Of TradeNZMTBAL/new-zealand/balance-of-trade
28044Hong Kong Trade Deficit Narrows in May6/25/2019 8:49:53 AMThe trade deficit in Hong Kong narrowed to HKD 34.7 billion in May 2019 from HKD 43.3 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year. Exports fell 2.4 percent year-on-year to HKD 343.1 billion and imports dropped at a faster 4.3 percent to HKD 377.8 billion.Hong KongBalance Of TradeHKETBOT/hong-kong/balance-of-trade
28041Indonesia Unexpectedly Posts Trade Surplus in May6/24/2019 10:34:59 AM"Indonesia unexpectedly posted a trade surplus USD 0.21 billion in May 2019, swinging from USD 1.45 billion gap in the same month a year earlier and against market consensus of an USD 1.38 billion gap, as exports fell less than imports."IndonesiaBalance Of TradeIDBALTOL/indonesia/balance-of-trade
28042Dutch Q1 GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.5%6/24/2019 6:14:42 AMThe Dutch quarterly economic growth was confirmed grew at 0.5 percent in the three months to March of 2019 the same as in the previous three-month period. Growth was mainly driven by fixed investment which offset a negative foreign demand.NetherlandsGdp Growth RateNEGDPEQ/netherlands/gdp-growth
28040Singapore Inflation Rate Hits 2 Year-High in May6/24/2019 6:14:34 AM"Singapore's annual inflation rate edged up unexpectedly to a two year-high of 0.9 percent in May 2019 from 0.7 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of 0.7 percent. Both prices of food and transport rose faster, with cost of housing declining less."SingaporeInflation RateSICPIYOY/singapore/inflation-cpi
28039Week Ahead6/22/2019 8:56:47 AM"Next week the final estimate of US Q1 GDP growth will be keenly watched, alongside personal income and outlays, and housing data. Elsewhere, important releases include: UK final Q1 GDP growth, consumer sentiment and current account; Eurozone flash inflation rate and business survey; Germany consumer and business morale; Japan industrial output, retail sales and jobless rate; and central bank decisions in New Zealand, Thailand and Mexico. Investors will also react to trade negotiations as US President Trump will be meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the upcoming G20 summit in Japan."Country ListCalendar/calendar?article=28039&g=top&importance=2&startdate=2019-06-21
28038US Factory Activity Growth at Over 10-Year Low: Markit6/21/2019 2:01:43 PM"The IHS Markit US Manufacturing PMI fell to 50.1 in June 2019 from 50.5 in the previous month and below market expectations of 50.4, a flash estimate showed. The latest reading pointed to the weakest expansion in factory activity since September 2009."United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/united-states/manufacturing-pmi
28037Hong Kong Inflation Rate Edges Down to 2.8% in May6/21/2019 11:04:29 AM"The annual inflation rate in Hong Kong dropped to 2.8 percent in May 2019 from 2.9 percent in the previous month. Prices slowed mostly for housing, transport and miscellaneous services."Hong KongInflation RateHKCPIY/hong-kong/inflation-cpi
28035Japan Inflation Rate Slows to 0.7% in May6/21/2019 10:24:03 AM"Japan's consumer price inflation fell to 0.7 percent year-on-year in May 2019 from a six month-high of 0.9 percent in the prior month and in line with market consensus. The slowdown in headline inflation was mainly led by electricity, transportation & communication and housing. Meanwhile, prices of food rose for the second straight month."JapanInflation RateJNCPIYOY/japan/inflation-cpi
28036Spain Trade Gap Shrinks Sharply in April6/21/2019 9:21:57 AM"The Spanish trade deficit narrowed sharply to EUR 1.61 billion in April of 2019 from EUR 3.01 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year, as exports advanced 3.8 percent and imports slumped 2 percent."SpainBalance Of TradeSPTBEUBL/spain/balance-of-trade
28034Ghana GDP Annual Growth Rate at 6.7% in Q16/20/2019 2:43:36 PM"The economy of Ghana advanced 6.7 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, following a 6.8 percent growth in the previous period, mainly boosted by services and the industrial sector."GhanaGdp Annual Growth RateGhanaGDPYoY/ghana/gdp-growth-annual
28033Russia Jobless Rate Falls to 8-Month Low of 4.5%6/20/2019 1:23:46 PMRussia unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent in May 2019 from 4.7 percent in the previous month and below market consensus of 4.6 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since September last year.RussiaUnemployment RateRUUER/russia/unemployment-rate
28028Switzerland Trade Surplus Smallest in 4 Months6/20/2019 12:57:03 PM"The Swiss trade surplus narrowed to CHF 1.7 billion in May 2019 from CHF 1.9 billion in the previous month. This was the smallest trade surplus since January, as exports fell while imports rose."SwitzerlandBalance Of TradeSZTBAL/switzerland/balance-of-trade
28032US Jobless Claims Fall More than Expected6/20/2019 12:51:05 PM"The number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits decreased to 216 thousand in the week ended June 15 2019, from the previous week's unrevised level of 222 thousand and compared with market expectations of 220 thousand."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/united-states/jobless-claims
28031"BoE Holds Rates, Cuts Q2 Growth Forecast"6/20/2019 11:19:06 AM"The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to hold the Bank Rate at 0.75 percent during its June policy meeting and reaffirmed its pledge to gradual and limited rate rises over the forecast period, despite ongoing Brexit concerns and global trade tensions. The central bank lowered its outlook for the economy to zero on the second quarter of the year from its previous estimate of 0.2 percent growth."United KingdomInterest RateUKBRBASE/united-kingdom/interest-rate
28030Philippines Holds Key Interest Rate Steady at 4.5%6/20/2019 11:09:37 AM"The central bank of the Philippines left its key overnight reverse repurchase facility rate unchanged at 4.5% on its June 20th 2019 meeting, while markets had expected it at 4.25%. Policymakers said the decision remains consistent with the manageable inflation outlook and firm domestic growth prospects, unveiling that a prudent pause allows it to observe and assess the impact of prior monetary adjustments. The bank noted the uptick in inflation to 3.2% in May from 3% in April, which is likely to be temporary and still within the 2-4% target range. Also, the BSP cut its inflation forecasts for 2019 to 2.7% from 2.9% and for 2020 to 3% from 3.1%, amid declining oil prices and the prospect of a stronger peso."PhilippinesInterest RatePhilippinesIntRate/philippines/interest-rate
28029Indonesia Holds Key Interest Rate at 6%6/20/2019 7:45:32 AM"Bank Indonesia held its benchmark 7-day reverse repo rate at 6 percent on June 20th 2019, as widely expected. Policymakers said the decision is directed to ensure the availability of liquidity on the money market. The Committee added that will continue to monitor global financial market conditions and the external stability of the Indonesian economy in considering a reduction in policy rates. The lending and the deposit facility rates were also left unchanged at 6.75 percent and 5.25 percent respectively."IndonesiaInterest RateIDBIRATE/indonesia/interest-rate
28027"BoJ Holds Rates, Warns of Heightening Global Risks"6/20/2019 5:38:35 AM"The Bank of Japan left its key short-term interest rate unchanged at -0.1 percent at its June meeting, as widely expected, hours after the Federal Reserve signalled possible interest rate cuts later this year. Policymakers also kept the target for the 10-year Japanese government bond yield at around zero percent, but warned that downside risks regarding overseas economies were likely to be significant so that close attention should be paid to their impacts on firms' and households' sentiment."JapanInterest RateBOJDTR/japan/interest-rate