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28564Japan Trade Balance Swings to Deficit in September10/21/2019 9:10:01 AM"Japan unexpectedly posted a trade deficit of JPY 123 billion deficit in September 2019, shifting from a JPY 124.1 billion surplus in the same month a year earlier and missing market expectations of a JPY 54 billion surplus. This was the third straight month of shortfall, as exports slumped 5.2 percent, falling for the tenth month in a row, while imports decreased at a softer 1.5 percent, the fifth consecutive month of drop."JapanBalance Of TradeJNTBAL/japan/balance-of-trade
28563Week Ahead10/19/2019 1:20:05 PM"Next week, in the US investors will be focused on the earnings reports, flash Markit PMIs, durable goods orders and housing data. Elsewhere, the ECB will meet but no changes are expected in the monetary policy and the People's Bank of China will provide an update on its new loan prime rate. Other important releases include: UK CBI factory orders distributive trade surveys; and Eurozone, Japan and Australia flash PMIs. Also in the spotlight will be central banks' decisions in Turkey, Sweden, Norway and Russia as well as Canadian federal election."Country ListCalendar/calendar?article=28563&g=top&importance=2&startdate=2019-10-18
28559Japan Inflation Falls to 7-Month Low10/18/2019 10:10:47 AM"Japan's consumer price inflation fell to 0.2 percent year-on-year in September 2019 from 0.3 percent in the previous month and well below market expectations of 0.4 percent. It was the lowest inflation rate in seven months, mainly pushed down by lower gasoline prices. The latest reading raises the chances of further stimulus after the Bank of Japan decided to leave policy unchanged during its September meeting but left the window wide open for easing, calling for a review of prices and the economy in October."JapanInflation RateJNCPIYOY/japan/inflation-cpi
28560China Q3 GDP Growth Weakest in 27-1/2 Years10/18/2019 9:41:44 AM"The Chinese economy advanced 6.0 percent year-on-year in the September quarter of 2019, slowing from a 6.2 percent expansion in the previous quarter and compared with market expectations of 6.1 percent. It was the weakest growth rate since the first quarter of 1992, amid persistent trade tensions with the US, weakening global demand and alarming off-balance-sheet borrowings by local governments."ChinaGdp Annual Growth RateCNGDPYOY/china/gdp-growth-annual
28562Hong Kong Jobless Rate Steady at Over 1-1/2-Year High10/18/2019 8:47:33 AM"The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Hong Kong was at 2.9 percent in the three months to September 2019, unchanged from the previous period and in line with market expectations. It remained the highest jobless rate since the three months to March 2018. Also, the underemployment rate held steady at 1 percent."Hong KongUnemployment RateHKUERATE/hong-kong/unemployment-rate
28561China Economy Grows 1.5% QoQ in Q310/18/2019 3:50:32 AM"The Chinese economy expanded by a seasonally adjusted 1.5 percent on quarter in the three months to September 2019, following a 1.6 percent growth in the previous period and matching market consensus."ChinaGdp Growth RateCNGDPQOQ/china/gdp-growth
28558Russia Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Rises to 4.5%10/17/2019 3:59:26 PMRussian unemployment rate rose to 4.5 percent in September 2019 from an all-time low of 4.3 percent in the prior month while markets had expected it to remain steady.RussiaUnemployment RateRUUER/russia/unemployment-rate
28557US Industrial Output Falls More than Expected10/17/2019 1:39:40 PM"US industrial output dropped 0.4 percent from a month earlier in September 2019, following an upwardly revised 0.8 percent gain in August and compared with market consensus of a 0.1 percent fall. That was the sharpest decline in industrial output since April, as manufacturing production fell due to a strike at General Motors. For the third quarter as a whole, industrial production rose at an annual rate of 1.2 percent following declines of about 2 percent in both the first and the second quarters."United StatesIndustrial Production MomUNITEDSTAINDPROMOM/united-states/industrial-production-mom
28556US Housing Starts Fall from 12-Year High10/17/2019 12:51:58 PM"US housing starts fell 9.4 percent from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,256 thousand units in September 2019, compared to market expectations of 1,320 thousand and following an upwardly revised 15.1 percent jump in August."United StatesHousing StartsUNITEDSTAHOUSTA/united-states/housing-starts
28555US Jobless Claims Rise in Latest Week10/17/2019 12:41:36 PMThe number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits increased by 4 thousand to 214 thousand in the week ended October 12 from the previous week's unrevised level of 210 thousand and compared with market expectations of 215 thousand.United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/united-states/jobless-claims
28553Switzerland Posts Largest Trade Surplus in 3 Months10/17/2019 9:21:49 AM"The Swiss trade surplus widened sharply to CHF 2.88 billion in September 2019 from a downwardly revised CHF 1.11 billion in the previous month. This was the largest trade surplus since June, as exports rose while imports fell."SwitzerlandBalance Of TradeSZTBAL/switzerland/balance-of-trade
28554Italy Trade Surplus Widens Less than Expected10/17/2019 8:46:02 AM"Italy’s trade surplus rose to EUR 2.585 billion in August 2019 from EUR 2.491 billion in the same month a year ago, missing market expectations of EUR 4.732 billion. Exports fell 3.4 percent to EUR 29.790 billion while imports dropped at a faster 4.1 percent to EUR 27.204 billion. Both, exports and imports declined to its lowest since August of 2017."ItalyBalance Of TradeITTRBSAT/italy/balance-of-trade
28552Australia Jobless Rate Below Estimates in September10/17/2019 1:09:55 AM"Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate unexpectedly edged down to 5.2 percent in September 2019 from a year-high of 5.3 percent in the previous month and less than market expectations of 5.3 percent. The number of unemployed decreased by 8,100 while employment rose 14,700."AustraliaUnemployment RateAULFUNEM/australia/unemployment-rate
28549Canada Inflation Rate Steady at 5-Month Low of 1.9%10/16/2019 3:14:01 PM"The annual inflation rate in Canada stood at 1.9 percent in September 2019, its lowest level since March, unchanged from August and below market expectations of 2.1 percent. Price growth was held back by a further decline in gasoline prices."CanadaInflation RateCACPIYOY/canada/inflation-cpi
28551Ghana Inflation Rate at Over 6-Year Low of 7.6%10/16/2019 2:44:02 PM"The annual inflation rate in Ghana eased to 7.6 percent in September 2019, its lowest level since August 2013, from 7.8 percent in the previous month. Prices continued to slow for non-food products while rose further for food."GhanaInflation RateGhanaIR/ghana/inflation-cpi
28550US Retail Sales Post Biggest Drop in 7 Months10/16/2019 1:04:47 PM"US retail trade fell 0.3 percent from a month earlier in September 2019, after an upwardly revised 0.6 percent gain in August and missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent increase. It was the first and biggest decline in retail trade since February, mainly due to lower sales at motor vehicles, building materials, hobbies and online purchases."United StatesRetail Sales MomRSTAMOM/united-states/retail-sales
28544South Korea Cuts Key Rate by 25 Bps to 1.25%10/16/2019 9:52:00 AM"The Bank of Korea lowered its policy rate by 25 basis points to its lowest level in two years of 1.25 percent in a 5-2 vote. This was the second rate cut in three months, amid mounting deflationary pressures and a slowdown in the economy, with consumption growth weakening and sluggishness in exports and facilities investment persisting. The bank added that growth this year is expected to fall below the 2.2 percent projection made in July, amid the prolonged US-China trade dispute and the heightened geopolitical risks. Policymakers left the door open for further easing although a split vote on the latest move suggested the next reduction may not be imminent."South KoreaInterest RateKORP7DR/south-korea/interest-rate
28543New Zealand Annual Inflation Rate Slows to 1.5% in Q310/16/2019 9:44:39 AMThe annual inflation rate in New Zealand decreased to 1.5 percent in the third quarter of 2019 from 1.7 percent in the previous period but above market expectations of a 1.4 percent gain. The slowdown was mainly due to a fall in cost of transport.New ZealandInflation RateNZCPIYOY/new-zealand/inflation-cpi
28547Euro Area Trade Surplus Below Expectations10/16/2019 9:34:53 AM"The Euro Area trade surplus rose to EUR 14.7 billion in August 2019 from EUR 11.9 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year but below market expectations of EUR 17.5 billion. Exports fell 2.2 percent from a year earlier to EUR 177.4 billion and imports slumped 4.1 percent to EUR 162.6 billion. Both, exports and imports fell to their lowest level since December 2018."Euro AreaBalance Of TradeXTTBEZ/euro-area/balance-of-trade
28548Italy Inflation Rate Revised Down to Near 3-Year Low10/16/2019 9:30:32 AMThe annual inflation rate in Italy fell to 0.3 percent in September of 2019 from 0.4 percent in the previous month and below preliminary estimates of 0.4 percent. It was the lowest inflation since November of 2016.ItalyInflation RateITCPNICY/italy/inflation-cpi