In U.S. economic news, consumer confidence for September came in at 119.8, lower than August’s downwardly-revised reading of 120.4, but above economists’ estimates of 119.4. Separately, the Eurozone economic sentiment index increased to 113.0 in September, following the prior-month’s report of 111.9 and was higher than economists’ estimates of 112. Finally, Japan’s housing starts decreased 2.0% year-on-year in August, missing expectations of an increase of 0.6% but ahead of July’s 2.3% decline.
In U.S. economic news, the Philadelphia Fed Index for September closed higher at 23.8, above both Augusts’ 18.9 reading and estimates of 17.1. Separately, France’s GDP for Q2 expanded 0.5% sequentially, matching that of the first quarter and in-line with economists’ estimates. Finally, the jobless rate in Taiwan fell to 3.76% in August from the 3.78% drop seen in July, missing economists’ expectations of a 3.80% rise.
In U.S. economic news, CPI for the month of August was released as a 0.4% increase, above the prior period’s 0.1% increase, and besting consensus estimates of a 0.3% gain. Separately, U.K. jobless rate fell to 4.3%, lower than the economists’ estimate of 4.4%, and marks the lowest since 1975. Finally, The surplus trade balance grew in Indonesia to $1.72 billion in August from the $274.4 million deficit reported in July, topping forecasts of a $548.0 million increase.
In U.S. economic news, the second estimate for Q2 GDP was reported as a 3.0% expansion, higher than the prior estimate of 2.6% and economists’ estimates of a 2.7% increase. Separately, Greece’s GDP advanced 0.5% sequentially in the Q2, matching the same rate of the upwardly-revised first-quarter. Finally, South Korea’s consumer prices for August grew 2.6%, exceeding last month’s reading and economists’ forecasts for a 2.2% increase.
In U.S. economic news, durable orders in July fell 6.8%, reversing course from the prior month’s downwardly-revised 6.4% increase, and missing economists’ forecasts of a 6.0% loss. Separately, the U.K.’s GDP increased 0.3% sequentially during the second quarter, in line with estimates and expanding from the 0.2% increase reported during the first quarter. Finally, Japan’s Consumer Prices Index increased 0.4% on year in July, matching economists’ estimates and remaining unchanged from the prior reading.
In U.S. economic news, retail sales for July grew by 0.6%, rising from June’s upwardly-revised results and estimates of 0.3%. Separately, Switzerland’s broad monetary aggregate M3 grew 4.0% year-on-year in July, the same rate as seen in June. Finally, Switzerland’s broad monetary aggregate M3 grew 4.0% year-on-year in July, the same rate as seen in June.
In U.S. economic news, CPI grew 0.1% in July, higher than June’s flat reading, and missing consensus estimate of a 0.2% gain. Meanwhile, German industrial production descended 1.1% month-over-month in June, reversing course from the 1.2% rise seen in the prior month. Finally, Japan’s core machine orders fell 1.9% in June, shy of forecasts of a 3.6% increase following May’s 3.6% decrease.
In U.S. economic news, June’s existing home sales totaled 5.52M, lower than the 5.62M posted in May and forecasts of 5.58M. Meanwhile, the Eurozone’s Economic Sentiment Index marginally increased to 111.2 in July following June’s 111.1 reading, and surpassed analysts’ expectations of 110.8. Finally, Consumer prices in Japan increased 0.4% on year in June, matching economists’ estimates, and remaining unchanged from the prior month.
In U.S. economic news, import prices excluding oil for June rose 0.1%, coming in ahead of last month’s flat reading, while export prices excluding agriculture for the same month reported a flat reading, rising from the upwardly-revised 0.4% decrease seen in May. Elsewhere, Spain’s trade deficit climbed to EUR 1.43 billion for the month of May from EUR 0.94 billion reported in the prior-year period. Finally, Japan announced a merchandise trade surplus of ¥439.907 billion in June, down 35.9% on year and below expectations for a surplus of ¥488.0 billion following the ¥204.2 billion deficit in May.
In U.S. economic news, retail sales for May fell 0.3%, reversing course from last month’s 0.4% gain, and coming in lower than estimates of a 0.1% increase. Elsewhere, U.K. retail sales including auto fuel for May fell 1.2% month-on-month, reversing the 2.5% increase in April, and below economists’ estimates of of a 0.8% decline. Finally, GDP in New Zealand increased 0.5% on quarter in the first-quarter of 2017.