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UK retail sales in April beat expectations amid warm weather
Thu, 21 May 2015 13:20:03 GMT
 
Britain's retail sales in the last month rose strongly as sunny weather surged clothing demand. The sales jumped in April 1.2% on a monthly basis, well above the expected increase >>
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Japan factory PMI in May back above 50
Thu, 21 May 2015 13:09:04 GMT
 
Industrial activity in Japan, measured by manufacturing PMI, jumped in May to 50.9 from April's 49.9, as new orders and output rose with improvement in domestic and foreign demand. The >>
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German ZEW at a five-month low
Tue, 19 May 2015 13:38:04 GMT
 
Economic sentiment in Germany declined in May to 41.9 and hit a five-month low, while a decrease to 49 from 53.3 in the prior month was expected. Investors are pessimistic >>
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Inflation in UK falls below zero
Tue, 19 May 2015 11:00:06 GMT
 
Britain's consumer prices dropped 0.1% in April on the annual basis and missed the forecast of 0.0%. Negative inflation rate is seen in the UK for the first time since >>
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Expected inflation in New Zealand rises, Kiwi gains
Tue, 19 May 2015 10:49:04 GMT
 
New Zealand inflation expectations  for next two years increased to 1.85 % from the 1.8% expected in February, while year-ahead forecast jumped to 1.32% from the previous 1.11%. Expectations of >>
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China new home prices dip, long way to recovery
Mon, 18 May 2015 14:07:04 GMT
 
Average China's property prices fell 6.1% in April on the annul basis, by posting the same decline as in the previous month, while prices calculated on month-on-month remained steady and >>
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Oil prices drop amid strong Greenback, bombing, and record inventories
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:06:06 GMT
 
On Thursday, the oil prices dropped amid Yemen's revived bombing, stronger Greenback, and higher-than-expected crude inventory in the US. The WTI futures slipped 0.59% to $55.83 a barrel, when Brent >>
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UK retail sales fall more than expected
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:55:05 GMT
 
The UK retail sales dropped -0.5%, failing to meet expectations of a 0.4% growth in March, amid the fall in fuel sales of 6.2%. Elsewhere, the BOE's MPC members agreed >>
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French PMI drops in March
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:44:04 GMT
 
French PMI for services and manufacturing sectors dipped to 50.2 in March, down from 51.5 month ago. Services sector sank to 50.8 compared to 52.4 in February, while the measure >>
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Franc rises, Swiss GDP drops
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:42:04 GMT
 
The Franc has appreciated 17% against the Euro since the SNB abandoned the currency cap on January 15. Meanwhile, Swiss GDP shrank 0.1% during Q1 and may drop additional 0.2% >>
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Foreign companies are less interested in Switzerland on politics decisions
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:01:08 GMT
 
In 2014, there were the least registrations of companies in Switzerland in the last 10 years. This is deemed to be the result of implementation of laws aimed to curb >>
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Industrial stocks spurred gains for Chinese shares
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:39:03 GMT
 
Stock market in China expanded the most in almost three months on advance in nuclear and consumer-staples industries. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 2.7%, reaching a seven year high of >>
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Australian jobless rate falls to 6.1% in March
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:06:04 GMT
 
Australia's unemployment rate dropped to 6.1%, since the economy added a surprisingly strong number of jobs. At the same time, an unexpected plunge in jobless rate stimulated a jump of >>
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Vehicle sales in Europe advanced on improving economy
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:55:04 GMT
 
European auto sales increased at the fastest pace in one year and a half, since the improving economy stimulated demand for the Volkswagen AG and Renault SA cars. According to >>
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Unilever shares hit record on strong sales growth
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:44:04 GMT
 
The stocks of famous British–Dutch consumer goods company, Unilever, announced an unexpectedly high first quarter sales growth, pushing the company's shares to a record heights. Current revenue climbed 2.8%, compared >>
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