128360UK House Prices Rise the Most Since 201510/30/2020 7:16:59 AM"The Nationwide House Price Index in the UK increased 5.8 percent year-on-year in October 2020, the highest since January 2015 and beating market consensus of a 5.2 percent rise.“ “Data suggests that the economic recovery has lost momentum in recent months with economic growth slowing sharply to 2.1% in August, down from 6.4% in July, despite a strong boost to the hospitality sector from the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which has since expired."" Robert Gardner, Nationwide's Chief Economist, said. “The outlook remains highly uncertain and will depend heavily on how the pandemic and the measures to contain it evolve as well as the efficacy of policy measures implemented to limit the damage to the wider economy. Behavioural shifts as a result of Covid-19 may provide support for housing market activity, while the stamp duty holiday will continue to provide a near term boost by bringing purchases forward."", he added. On a monthly basis, the index rose 0.8 percent."United KingdomNationwide Housing PricesUNITEDKINNATHOUPRI/united-kingdom/nationwide-housing-prices
128359Germany Retail Sales Fall More than Expected10/30/2020 7:15:21 AM"Retail sales in Germany shrank 2.2 percent month-over-month in September of 2020, following a 3.1 percent rise in August and much worse than market expectations of a 0.8 percent decline. Year-on-year, retail sales jumped 6.5 percent, compared to forecasts of 6.6 percent. Sales increased for food, beverages and tobacco (6.8 percent), supermarkets, self-service department shops and hypermarkets (7 percent), non-food (6.5 percent), namely internet and mail order business (21.2 percent), furniture, household appliances and building materials (11.1 percent). In contrast, trade in textiles, clothing, shoes and leather goods as well as the retail trade in department stores did not yet return to the previous year's level (-7.3 percent). Sales were 2.8 percent higher than in February, before the pandemic."GermanyRetail Sales MoMDEURetailSalesMoM/germany/retail-sales
128358New Zealand Dollar Falls10/30/2020 7:11:04 AM"The New Zealand Dollar moved 0.00181 points or 0.27% lower to 0.66101 against the US Dollar Friday. Risk sentiment weakened throughout Asian trade ahead of the US presidential election, while surging novel coronavirus infection rates across the globe raised concerns about the pace of economic recovery. However, local data proved optimistic as the ANZ Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence index lifted 9 points to 108.7 in October, with inflation expectations rising to 8-month highs of 3.8%."New ZealandCurrencyNZDUSD/new-zealand/currency
128357Romania Jobless Rate Falls to 4-Month Low10/30/2020 7:10:54 AM"Romania's seasonally adjusted unemployment ticked down to 5.2 percent in September 2020 from 5.3 percent in the previous month. This was the lowest jobless rate since May, as the number of unemployed fell by 8,000 to 471 thousand. Meanwhile, the jobless rate for men fell (5.7 percent vs 5.0 percent in August) while that for women inched higher(4.6 percent vs 4.5 percent)."RomaniaUnemployment RateRomaniaUR/romania/unemployment-rate
128356Japanese Shares Drop 1.52%10/30/2020 7:02:29 AM"The Nikkei 225 moved 354.81 points or 1.52% lower to 22977.13 on Friday, posting the biggest weekly loss in three months, shedding 2.45% amid mixed earnings and uncertainty over the US presidential election, while soaring virus cases in Europe and the United States forced fresh lockdowns. Among individual stocks, Kyocera Corp fell 9.95%, followed by Oki Electric Industry Co Ltd losing 7.03%, and trading company Mitsui & Co Ltd lost 6.32% after posting disappointing earnings. In local data, housing starts tumbled 9.9% year-on-year in September following a 9.1% drop a month earlier, pointing to the 15th consecutive month of decline. The jobless rate was at 3% in September, the highest since May 2017 while preliminary data showed that industrial production rose by 4% from the previous month in September, compared with a 1.0% advance in the prior month."JapanStock MarketNKY/japan/stock-market