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39180Fed Policymakers Divided Over Stimulus Unwind8/16/2017 6:26:39 PM"Several Fed policymakers were prepared to announce a start date for the shrinking of the US central bank’s balance sheet at the latest rate-setting meeting, but most preferred to wait for additional information on the economic outlook and developments potentially affecting financial markets, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/united-states/interest-rate
39171US Crude Oil Stocks Fall Much More than Expected8/16/2017 2:34:22 PM"Stocks of crude oil in the United States fell by 8.945 million barrels in the week ended August 11th, 2017, following a 6.451 million drop in the previous period and above market expectations of a 3.058 million decline. It is the biggest fall since September last year. Meanwhile, gasoline stocks increased by 0.022 million, compared to expectations of a 1.078 million decrease."United StatesCrude Oil Stocks ChangeUNITEDSTACRUOILSTOCH/united-states/crude-oil-stocks-change
39162US Housing Starts Unexpectedly Fall in July8/16/2017 12:35:36 PM"Housing starts in the United States slumped 4.8 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1155 thousand in July of 2017, following a downwardly revised 1213 thousand in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 0.5 percent rise. Starts declined in the Northeast, Midwest and the West."United StatesHousing StartsUNITEDSTAHOUSTA/united-states/housing-starts
39161US Building Permits Fall More Than Expected in July8/16/2017 12:34:19 PM"Building permits in the United States dropped 4.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1,223 thousand in July 2017 from 1,275 thousand in June while markets were expecting a 2 percent fall to 1,250 thousand. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more declined by 12.1 percent to 377 thousand while single-family permits were unchanged at 811 thousand. Among regions, building permits fell in the Midwest (-17.4 percent), the West (-7.9 percent) and the South (-1.4 percent), but rose in the Northeast (19.2 percent)."United StatesBuilding PermitsUNITEDSTABUIPER/united-states/building-permits
39155US Mortgage Applications Rise Slightly in Latest Week8/16/2017 11:04:19 AM"Mortgage applications in the United States edged up 0.1 percent in the week ending August 11th, 2017, following a 3 percent rise in the previous period, data from the Mortgage Bankers Association showed. Refinance applications went up 1.6 percent while applications to purchase a home fell 1.5 percent. The average fixed 30-year mortgage rate declined by 2bps to 4.12 percent, reaching the lowest since November."United StatesMortgage ApplicationsUNITEDSTAMORAPP/united-states/mortgage-applications
39114Foreign Investors Buy $7.7 Billion of US Assets in June8/15/2017 8:06:17 PM"Overseas investors bought USD 7.7 billion of US assets, including short-dated instruments in June 2017 after buying a downwardly revised USD 54.7 billion in May. Meanwhile, foreigners bought USD 34.4 billion of long-term US securities, including government and corporate, after buying USD 91.9 billion in the previous month. Foreign investors bought USD 19.7 billion of US treasuries, after buying USD 46.4 billion in May."United StatesCapital FlowsUNITEDSTACAPFLO/united-states/capital-flows
39095US Business Inventories Post Biggest Gain in 7 Months8/15/2017 2:10:09 PM"Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the United States rose by 0.5 percent month-over-month in June 2017, following a 0.3 percent gain in May and beating market expectations of 0.4 percent. It was the biggest increase in inventories since November last year, mainly driven by a rise in inventories at manufacturers (0.2 percent from -0.2 percent in May). Also, stocks rose at retailers (0.6 percent, the same as in May), and wholesalers (0.7 percent from 0.6 percent)."United StatesBusiness InventoriesUNITEDSTABUSINV/united-states/business-inventories
39094US August NAHB Housing Market Index Above Expectations8/15/2017 2:04:58 PM"The NAHB Housing Market Index in the United States rose to 68 in August 2017 from 64 in the previous month, above market expectations of 65. The index of current single-family home sales went up 4 points to 74; sales expectations over the next six months increased 5 points to 78; and buyer traffic edged up 1 point to 49."United StatesNahb Housing Market IndexUNITEDSTANAHHOUMARIN/united-states/nahb-housing-market-index
39086US Export Prices Rise The Most In 7 Months8/15/2017 12:47:21 PM"Prices for US exports increased 0.4 percent month-over-month in July of 2017, recovering from a 0.2 percent drop in June and above market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain. It is the strongest rise in export prices since December as cost grew for both agricultural (2.1 percent from -1.4 percent in June) and non-agricultural goods (3 percent from a flat reading). Year-on-year, export prices advanced 0.8 percent after rising 0.6 percent in June."United StatesExport PricesUNITEDSTAEXPPRI/united-states/export-prices
39085US Import Prices Inch Up 0.1% in July8/15/2017 12:37:07 PM"US import prices went up 0.1 percent on the month in July of 2017, recovering from a 0.2 percent drop in June and in line with market expectations. It was the first gain in import prices since April as recovery in fuel prices (0.5 percent from -2.6 percent in June) more than offset a drop in non-fuel prices (-0.1 percent from 0.1 percent). While cost declined for non-fuel industrial supplies and materials and automotive vehicles; prices rose for foods, feeds, beverages and capital goods. Year-on-year, import price inflation was steady at 1.5 percent."United StatesImport PricesUNITEDSTAIMPPRI/united-states/import-prices