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Friday, 13 October 2017 19:57 WIB

A spike in energy prices in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey boosted the U.S. cost of living by the most since January, while inflation excluding food and fuel was below estimates, a Labor Department report showed Friday. Highlights of Consumer Price Index (September) : Consumer price index rose 0.5% m/m (est. 0.6% rise) after 0.4% advance the prior month; up 2.2% y/y (est. 2.3%). Excluding food and energy, so-called core CPI rose 0.1% m/m (est. 0.2% rise), following 0.2% gain; up 1.7% y/y (est. 1.8%). Shelter index up 0.3% after 0.5% gain; prices fall for new and used vehicles,...

RECENT NEWS
U.S. Retail Sales Climb Most Since 2015 on Storm-Related Boost
Friday, 13 October 2017 19:53 WIB | Retail Sales Ekonomi AS

U.S. retail sales jumped last month by the most in more than two years as motor vehicles lost to hurricanes were quickly replaced and higher prices lifted receipts at gasoline stations, Commerce Department figures showed Friday. Overall sales surged 1.6% (est. 1.7% gain), the most since March 2015, after a revised 0.1% decline in prior month. Purchases at car dealers rose 3.6%, also the largest advance since March 2015, after 2.1% decrease. So-called retail-control group sales, which are used to calculate GDP and exclude food services, auto dealers, building materials stores and...

Gain in U.S. Wholesale Prices Driven by Jump in Energy Costs
Thursday, 12 October 2017 19:51 WIB | Ekonomi AS PPI

A spike in gasoline costs following Hurricane Harvey boosted U.S. wholesale prices in September by the most in five months, a Labor Department report showed Thursday in Washington. Producer-price index rose 0.4% (matching est.) after 0.2% increase the previous month. PPI advanced 2.6% from a year earlier, the largest advance since February 2012, after 2.4% gain in prior 12-month period. Excluding food and energy, core gauge rose 0.4% from prior month and was up 2.2% from September 2016 . The PPI reflected a 0.7 percent gain in the cost of goods and a 0.4 percent increase in services...

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since Before Hurricanes
Thursday, 12 October 2017 19:48 WIB | Ekonomi AS Klaim Pengangguran US Jobless Claims

Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits declined last week to the lowest level since late August, before major hurricanes sent jobless claims soaring, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Highlights of Jobless Claims (Week ended Oct. 7) : Jobless claims decreased by 15k to 243k (est. 250k) Continuing claims dropped by 32k to 1.89m in week ended Sept. 30, the lowest since December 1973 Four-week average of initial claims, a less-volatile measure than the weekly figure, fell to 257.5k from 267k Jobless claims have returned to levels seen before hurricanes Harvey and Irma...

U.K. Shows Mixed Picture as Output Rises, Trade Deficit Widens
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 16:02 WIB | Ekonomi inggris

A picture of an economy struggling to gain momentum emerged in U.K. figures published Tuesday. Industrial production rose 0.2 percent in August, boosted by a better-than-expected manufacturing performance, and construction clawed back some of the losses sustained in July, the Office for National Statistics said. But the trade deficit unexpectedly widened to the most in almost a year as imports jumped. The British economy has dropped to the bottom of the Group of Seven growth league since the vote to leave the European Union last year as political uncertainty and inflation took their toll...

U.S. employment drops 33,000 in September; jobless rate 4.2%
Friday, 6 October 2017 19:45 WIB | Ekonomi AS Pengangguran Non-Farm Employment Payroll AS U.S.Unemployment

The U.S. workforce shrank by 33,000 jobs in September as employment was undercut by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. It was the first contraction in seven years. Economists polled by MarketWatch had predicted a 75,000 increase in nonfarm jobs, but estimates were all over the map because of uncertainty about the effects of the storms. The unemployment rate, which was not impacted by the storms, fell to 4.2% from 4.4%. That's the lowest level since December 2000. Wages increased by 12 cents, or 0.5%, to an average of $26.55 an hour, the government said Friday. Hourly pay increased 2.9%...

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China stocks ended little changed on Tuesday as investors awaited key mainland economic data and a major leadership summit later in the week, though resources firms posted losses on concerns the sector™s recent rally may be over. The blue-chip...

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ASIA
Japan's industrial output bounces back in August
Friday, 29 September 2017 08:25 WIB

Japanese industrial production rose in August, continuing its patchy performance this year, government data showed Friday. Industrial output increased 2.1% on month, according to the Ministry of...

UNITED STATES
U.S. Inflation Picks Up on Fuel Costs While Core Gauge Slows
Friday, 13 October 2017 19:57 WIB

A spike in energy prices in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey boosted the U.S. cost of living by the most since January, while inflation excluding food and fuel was below estimates, a Labor...

EUROPE
U.K. Shows Mixed Picture as Output Rises, Trade Deficit Widens
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 16:02 WIB

A picture of an economy struggling to gain momentum emerged in U.K. figures published Tuesday. Industrial production rose 0.2 percent in August, boosted by a better-than-expected manufacturing...