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27468"Australia Jobless Rate Unchanged at 5%, Matches Estimates"2/21/2019 11:20:44 AM"Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5 percent in January 2019, the same as in the prior month and matching market expectations. The economy added 39,100 jobs while the number of unemployed went up by 6,600."AustraliaUnemployment RateAULFUNEM/australia/unemployment-rate
27475Spain Trade Deficit Widens in December as Exports Drop2/21/2019 10:53:01 AM"The Spanish trade deficit widened to EUR 3.25 billion in December 2018 from EUR 2.05 billion in the same month of the previous year. Imports rose 1.6 percent year-on-year while exports declined 3.7 percent. On a quarterly basis, the trade shortfall advanced to EUR 9.65 billion in the last quarter of 2018 from EUR 9.60 in the previous period. Considering 2018 as a whole, the country's trade gap increased to EUR 33.84 billion, the largest since 2011, from EUR 26.29 billion in 2017."SpainBalance Of TradeSPTBEUBL/spain/balance-of-trade
27470German January Inflation Rate Confirmed at 11-Month Low2/21/2019 10:42:12 AM"Germany's annual inflation rate was confirmed at 1.4 percent in January 2019, the lowest since April last year and below December's revised figure of 1.6 percent, mainly due to a slowdown in energy inflation."GermanyInflation RateGRBC20YY/germany/inflation-cpi
27474Indonesia Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged2/21/2019 10:08:30 AM"Bank Indonesia left its benchmark 7-day reverse repo rate unchanged at 6 percent on 21th February 2019, as widely expected. Policymakers said the decision was consistent with efforts to reduce the current account gap towards a range of 2.5% of GDP in 2019 and maintaining the attractiveness of domestic financial markets for foreign investors. The lending and the deposit facility rates were also kept steady at 6.75 percent and 5.25 percent respectively. For 2019, the central bank expects Indonesia economy to grow between 5.0-5.4 percent."IndonesiaInterest RateIDBIRATE/indonesia/interest-rate
27473Italy Inflation Rate Confirmed at 9-Month Low2/21/2019 9:27:58 AM"Consumer prices in Italy increased 0.9 percent year-on-year in January of 2019, below 1.1 percent in December and matching preliminary estimates. It is the lowest inflation rate in nine months, mainly due to a slowdown in energy prices."ItalyInflation RateITCPNICY/italy/inflation-cpi
27472Hong Kong Jobless Rate Unchanged at 21-Year Low2/21/2019 9:07:37 AM"The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Hong Kong stood at 2.8 percent in the three months to January 2019, remaining the lowest jobless rate since January 1998. The underemployment also remained unchanged at 1.1 percent in the November-January period."Hong KongUnemployment RateHKUERATE/hong-kong/unemployment-rate
27471French January Inflation Rate Confirmed at 11-Month Low2/21/2019 8:23:43 AM"France's inflation rate stood at 1.2 percent in January 2019, unrevised from the preliminary estimate and below December's final reading of 1.6 percent. It was the lowest inflation rate since last February, mainly due to a deceleration in energy prices."FranceInflation RateFRCPIYOY/france/inflation-cpi
27467Fed Policymakers Unsure on Future Rate Hikes: Minutes2/20/2019 7:38:38 PM"Many Fed officials suggested that it was not yet clear what adjustments to the target range for the federal funds rate may be appropriate later this year, minutes of the January meeting showed. Policymakers also noted that some risks to the downside had increased and pledged to end reductions to its balance sheet before the end of 2019."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/united-states/interest-rate
27465Japan Trade Gap Largest in Near 5 Years2/20/2019 5:00:45 PM"Japan posted a trade deficit of JPY 1.42 trillion in January 2019, compared to a gap of JPY 0.95 trillion in the same month a year earlier and market expectations of a deficit of JPY 1.01 trillion. It is the fourth consecutive monthly gap and the widest since March 2014, as exports fell 8.4 percent, the most since October 2016, to JPY 5.57 trillion, while imports edged down 0.6 percent to JPY 6.99 trillion."JapanBalance Of TradeJNTBAL/japan/balance-of-trade
27466South Africa Inflation Rate at Near 1-Year Low of 4%2/20/2019 3:10:23 PMThe annual inflation rate in South Africa declined to 4.0 percent in January of 2019 from 4.5 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 4.3 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate since March last year mainly due to falling fuel prices.South AfricaInflation RateSACPIYOY/south-africa/inflation-cpi