97101Canada Holds Interest Rate at 1.75%1/22/2020 3:04:00 PM"The Bank of Canada left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 1.75 percent on January 22nd 2020, as widely expected. It remained the highest rate since December 2008. Policymakers said that they will be closely monitoring the economy to see if the recent slowdown in growth is more persistent than forecast. The Committee noted that the growth slowdown was related to special factors including strikes, weather and inventory adjustments and projected that the GDP grows 1.6 percent this year and 2 percent in 2021. Policymakers added that the inflation rate is expected to remain around 2 percent over the projection horizon, with some fluctuations from volatility in energy prices. The Bank Rate and deposit rate were also left unchanged at 2.0 percent and 1.50 percent, respectively."CanadaInterest RateCCLR/canada/interest-rate
97100US Existing Home Sales Rise to Near 2-Year High1/22/2020 3:01:00 PM"Sales of previously owned houses in the US increased 3.6 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.54 million units in December 2019, above market expectations of a 1.3 percent rise. It is the highest level since February 2018. Sales of single family homes went up 2.7 percent to 4.92 million in December and sales of condos surged 10.7 percent to 0.620 million. The median house price stood at $274,500 in December, up 7.8 percent from last year's level and the most since January 2016. There were 1.40 million houses available; at December's sales pace, it would take 3.0 months to clear the current inventory, down from 3.7 months in November. In 2019, total existing-home sales ended at 5.34 million, the same level as in 2018, as sales in the South region (+2.2 percent) offset declines in the West (-1.8 percent) and Midwest (-1.6 percent), as the Northeast remained unchanged. House prices increased 4.8 percent in 2019."United StatesExisting Home SalesUNITEDSTAEXIHOMSAL/united-states/existing-home-sales
97099US Stocks Rebound as Focus Turn to Earnings1/22/2020 2:40:00 PM"Wall Street traded higher on Wednesday, with both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hitting record highs, as better-than-expected quarterly earnings from IBM lifted sentiment. Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson shares were under pressure after the firm posted a miss on quarterly revenue, while Netflix stocks turned negative as the company sees a tough start to 2020 despite strong fourth-quarter subscriber growth. The Dow Jones gained 98 points or 0.3%; the S&P 500 added 14 points or 0.4%; and the Nasdaq climbed 62 points or 0.7% around 10 minutes after the opening bell."United StatesStock MarketINDU/united-states/stock-market
97098Crude Oil is down by 2%1/22/2020 2:31:14 PMCrude Oil WTI decreased by 2% to 57.268 USD/BblcommoditycommodityCL1/commodity/crude-oil
97097US House Prices Rise 0.2% in November: FHFA1/22/2020 2:23:00 PM"The average prices of single-family houses with mortgages guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the United States went up 0.2 percent from a month earlier in November 2019, following an upwardly revised 0.4 percent advance in October and matching market expectations. Among Census divisions, the biggest increases were recorded in East South Central (0.8 percent), Pacific (0.2 percent), and West North Central (0.2 percent), while a decline was seen in Mountain (-0.1 percent). Year-on-year, house prices rose 4.9 percent, with prices ranging from 3.8 percent in the New England and the West South Central divisions to 6.3 percent in the Mountain division."United StatesHousing IndexUNITEDSTAHOUIND/united-states/housing-index