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Ipreo Global ECM Review: The Week Ended February 16, 2018

In U.S. economic news, housing starts for the month of January registered at 1,326,000, above consensus estimates of 1,240,000, and above the upwardly revised prior month’s reading of 1,209,000. Elsewhere, U.K. retail sales rose 0.1% month-on-month during January, coming in lower than the expected 0.5% rise, and reversing course from the 1.4% drop in the prior month. Finally, China’s new loans for January registered CNY 2,900.00 billion, higher than the consensus estimates of CNY 2,000.00 billion.

Ipreo Global ECM Review: The Week Ended February 9, 2018

The U.S. MBA mortgage applications index rose 0.7% for the week ended February 3rd, higher than the dip of 2.6% in the prior week. Elsewhere, the industrial output of France grew by 0.5% sequentially in December, positively reversing the 0.3% fall seen in November. Finally, Malaysia’s unemployment rate remained constant at 3.3% in December, the same rate that was reported in November.

Ipreo Global ECM Review: The Week Ended February 2, 2018

In U.S. economic news, personal spending in December rose 0.4%, missing consensus estimates of 0.5% and below prior month’s 0.8% growth. Elsewhere, Eurozone producer price inflation increased 2.2% year-over-year for December, slowing from November’s 2.8% increase, and was lower than economists’ expectation of 2.3%. Finally, Australia’s producer prices rose 0.6% on-quarter in the fourth-quarter of 2017, higher than the 0.2% gain it witnessed in the prior-quarter.

Ipreo Global ECM Review: The Week Ended January 26, 2018

In U.S. economic news, fourth-quarter GDP came in at 2.6%, below both the prior reading of 3.2%, and estimates of 2.9%. Elsewhere, Eurozone consumer confidence index more than doubled in January, to 1.3, over December’s 0.5. Japan’s producer prices rose 0.8% on-year during December, which was unchanged from the prior month and matched economists’ expectations.

Ipreo Global ECM Review: The Week Ended January 19, 2018

In U.S. economic news, Philadelphia Fed Index for January read at 22.2, below the upwardly-revised prior-month’s reading of 27.9, and short of consensus estimates of 24.5. Elsewhere, Eurozone inflation slowed to 1.4% in December following November’s 1.5% record, and is in-line with economists’ estimates. Meanwhile, the gross domestic product for China during 2017 expanded for the first time in seven years, as the year-end figure reported by the National Bureau of Statistics came in at 6.9%.

Ipreo Global ECM Review: The Week Ended December 29, 2017

In U.S. economic news the Case-Shiller Home Price Index registered 6.4% growth for October, beating both September’s growth of 6.2% and consensus estimates of 6.3%. The Consumer Confidence Index showed a December reading of 122.1, below both November’s downwardly revised figure of 128.6 and analysts’ estimates of 128.0.

Ipreo Global ECM Review: The Week Ended December 15, 2017

In U.S. economic news, CPI for the month of November was reported as a 0.4% growth, higher than the 0.1% gain seen in the prior month and matching economists’ estimates. November’s core CPI dipped slightly to a 0.1% rise, coming in slightly less than the prior month’s reading and economists’ estimates of a 0.2% jump.

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