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Germany Wholesale Price Inflation Slows In December

Germany’s wholesale prices rose at a slower pace in December, data from Destatis revealed on Monday. Wholesale price inflation slowed to 2.5 percent from 3.5 percent in November. The wholesale price growth was largely influenced by an 10.9 percent surge in prices for petroleum products. The prices for cereals, raw tobacco, seeds and animal feed…

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Japan M2 Money Stock Climbs 2.4% On Year In December

The M2 money stock in Japan was up 2.4 percent on year in December, the Bank of Japan said on Tuesday – coming in at 1,014.2 trillion yen. That was in line with expectations following the 2.3 percent gain in November. The M3 money stock climbed an annual 2.1 percent to 1,011.9 trillion yen –…

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Dollar Weakens Amid U.S. Shutdown Worries, Rate-hike Pause Hopes

The U.S. dollar was lower against its most major counterparts in the European session on Monday, as U.S. government shutdown entered its fourth week, while mounting hopes that the Fed will pause its tightening cycle also weighed. The US government shutdown has become the longest in history, as Trump and the Democrats remained at loggerheads…

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Finland Inflation Slows In December

Finland consumer price inflation slowed for a second straight month in December, data from Statistics Finland showed on Monday. Consumer price inflation eased to 1.2 percent in December from 1.3 percent in November. The increase in consumer prices from a year ago level was driven the most by the rise in the prices of cigarettes,…

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New Zealand December Food Prices Rise Seasonally Adjusted 0.5%

Food prices in New Zealand advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent on month in December, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday. Unadjusted, food prices were down 0.2 percent last month. In December, fruit and vegetable prices fell 1.1 percent (down 0.6 percent after seasonal adjustment) on month; meat, poultry, and fish prices rose 0.2 percent;…

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Eurozone Industrial Production Declines More Than Expected

Eurozone’s industrial production decreased at a faster-than-expected pace in November, preliminary data from the statistical office Eurostat showed on Monday. Industrial production decreased a seasonally adjusted 1.7 percent from October, when it edged up 0.1 percent, revised from 0.2 percent. Economists had expected a 1.5 percent slump. Production of capital goods registered a 2.3 percent…

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Gold Rises As Equities Pullback After China Data

Gold prices inched higher on Monday, the dollar fell, and equities pulled back as a shock contraction in Chinese exports and imports following a weak November raised fresh concerns about global growth. The precious metal is also benefiting from expectations that the Federal Reserve will stop raising interest rates until it gets a clearer picture…