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Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.8 percent in June from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday. The core consumer price index, which includes oil products but excludes fresh food prices, compared with economists''median estimate for a 0.8 percent annual gain. Stripping away the effect of fresh food and energy, consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in June from a year ago. Source: Reuters

UK retail sales dropped 0.5% m/m in June, a big miss on expectations
Thursday, 19 July 2018 16:13 WIB | Ekonomi inggris

The UK retail sales dropped 0.5% over the month in June, coming in way below the market expectations while core retail sales stripping the auto motor fuel sales dropped 0.6% m/m. On an annualized basis, the UK retail sales rose 2.9% in June versus 3.9% expected while the core retail sales rose 3.0% in the reported month versus 4.5% previous and 3.0% expectations. Commenting on todays retail sales figures, Office for National Statistics senior statistician, Rhian Murphy said: œRetail sales grew strongly across the three months to June 2018 as the warm weather encouraged shoppers to...

Australian Employment Surged in June as Participation Climbed
Thursday, 19 July 2018 08:50 WIB | Australia Ekonomi Australia

Australian employment surged by more than triple economists' estimates in June, bolstering the central bank's argument that strong economic growth will spur hiring. Jobs rose 50,900 from May; economists forecast 16,500 gain. Unemployment rate was 5.4%; estimate 5.4%. Full-time jobs gained 41,200; part-time employment rose 9,700. Participation rate climbed to 65.7%; economists predicted 65.5% . Aussie dollar jumped to 74.33 U.S. cents at 11:34 a.m. in Sydney from 74 cents pre-data. Australias jobs market hit a soft patch earlier this year despite economic growth...

Japan's exports rise in June, protectionism fears cloud the outlook
Thursday, 19 July 2018 08:02 WIB | Jepang Ekonomi Jepang Ekspor Jepang

Japan's exports rose in June thanks to increased shipments of electronics and car parts, but there are lingering worries that trade protectionism could sharply curb export demand. Japan's exports to the United States fell slightly, but the trade surplus rose, which could invite scrutiny from U.S. President Donald Trump. Overall exports rose 6.7 percent in June from the same period a year ago, less than the median estimate for a 7.0 percent annual increase expected by economists in a Reuters poll. Exports grew an annual 8.1 percent in May. Exports are likely to continue to grow because...

U.S. Housing Starts Plunge by Most Since 2016 to Nine-Month Low
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 20:16 WIB | perumahan

U.S. new-home groundbreaking and permits fell in June to the slowest pace in nine months, as higher mortgage rates and elevated costs for labor and materials pinch the housing market, government figures showed Wednesday. Highlights of Housing Starts (June) Residential starts fell 12.3% to a 1.17m annualized rate (est. 1.32m) after downwardly revised 1.34m pace in prior month; biggest drop since Nov. 2016 Single-family home starts dropped 9.1%; multifamily starts dropped 19.8% Permits, a proxy for future construction of all types of homes, fell 2.2% to 1.27m rate (est. 1.33m) after...

U.K. Inflation Unexpectedly Stays at 2.4% Amid Clothes Discounts
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 16:03 WIB | Ekonomi inggris UK Inflation

U.K. inflation unexpectedly held at 2.4 percent last month as cheaper clothing and computer games offset the rising cost of filling up a vehicle. Consumer prices were unchanged from May, the Office for National Statistics said on Wednesday. Annual inflation was expected to accelerate to 2.6 percent, according to a Bloomberg survey of economists. Core inflation slowed to 1.9 percent, a 15-month low. Clothing and footwear prices fell by 2.1 percent between May and June, the biggest decline for the month since 2012, with the ONS reporting a greater incidence of...

European stocks open lower as geopolitical, economic concerns rise

European markets open Monday's session on a negative note, mimicking weaker trading in markets overseas. The pan-European Stoxx 600 was off by 0.14 percent at 385.04 with almost every sector trading in red. A sea of red is expected in Europe on...

Tokyo stocks down for third straight day on strong yen

Tokyo stocks fell for a third straight trading day on Monday as the yen firmed against the dollar after US President Donald Trump accused China and the European Union of manipulating their currencies. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 1.33...

Oil Holds as Trade Fears Weighed Against US Rigs and Rhetoric

Oil traded near $68 a barrel as investors assessed the impact of escalating trade frictions between the world's two biggest economies against a decreasing number of American oil rigs and rising rhetoric between the U.S. and Iranian...

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Japan June core CPI rises 0.8 pct yr/yr
Friday, 20 July 2018 07:40 WIB

Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.8 percent in June from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday. The core consumer price index, which includes oil products but excludes fresh food...

Core inflation hits Fed's 2% target in May
Friday, 29 June 2018 19:46 WIB

Inflation moved higher in May while consumer spending continued to show strength, the government said Friday. The PCE index, the Federal Reserve's preferred inflation gauge, rose 0.2% as did the...

Euro-Area Inflation Hits 2% Level Amid Boost From Oil Prices
Friday, 29 June 2018 16:19 WIB

Euro-area inflation hit the symbolic 2 percent level in June for the first time in more than a year, supported by higher oil prices. The pickup in rate of price growth from 1.9 percent was in...

Australian Employment Rose 22,600 in April; Est. 20,000 Gain
Thursday, 17 May 2018 08:59 WIB

Australia's central bank is looking for a tightening labor market to drive wages higher and spur inflation before it considers raising interest rates. The statistics bureau released the data in...