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Japan All Industry Activity Index Due On Monday

Japan will on Monday see August numbers for its all industry activity index, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In July, the index showed a flat reading on month. Also, the stock markets in New Zealand are closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day; they will re-open on Tuesday. The material has…

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Dutch Consumer Confidence Weakens For Third Month

Dutch consumer confidence eroded for a third straight month in October, as households’ economic expectations weakened, leading to a diminished willingness to buy, survey data from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Friday. The consumer confidence index declined to 15 from 19 in September. However, the score was well above the average of -3…

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Belgium Consumer Confidence At 6-month High

Belgium’s consumer confidence advanced to a six-month high in October after deteriorating for the past two months, survey data from the National Bank of Belgium showed Friday. The consumer confidence index rose to 1 in October, after a flat reading in September. In August, the reading was -3. The latest reading was the highest since…

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UK Sep Budget Deficit Lowest Since 2007

The UK budget deficit reached its lowest September level in 11 years, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Friday. Public sector net borrowing excluding public sector banks was GBP 4.1 billion, which was GBP 0.8 billion less than in September 2017. This was the lowest September deficit since 2007. Further, data showed that…

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Pound Little Changed After U.K. Public Sector Finance Data

At 4.30 am ET Friday, the Office for National Statistics has published public sector finance data. Following the data, the pound changed little against its major rivals. The pound was trading at 1.3028 against the greenback, 146.41 against the yen, 0.8782 against the euro and 1.2990 against the franc around 4:32 am ET. The material…

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UK Retail Sales Decline In September

UK retail sales dropped more-than-expected on food store sales in September, figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed Thursday. Retail sales including auto fuel fell 0.8 percent month-on-month in September, due mainly to a large fall of 1.5 percent in food stores. Economists had forecast sales to decrease 0.4 percent after rising 0.4 percent…