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Dollar Steady Ahead Of U.S. Retail Sales

The U.S. weekly jobless claims for the week ended February 9, retail sales for December and producer price index for January are due at 8:30 am ET Thursday. Ahead of these data, the greenback held steady against its major counterparts. The greenback was worth 111.03 against the yen, 1.0091 against the franc, 1.1270 against the…

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Dollar Declines After Dismal U.S. Retail Sales Data

The U.S. dollar drifted lower against its major counterparts in the European session on Thursday, following a slew of downbeat data on U.S. retail sales, producer prices and initial jobless claims that added to concerns over an economic slowdown in the world’s largest economy. Data from the Commerce Department showed a significant decrease in retail…

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Ireland Inflation Stable In January

Ireland’s consumer price inflation remained steady in January, after rising slightly in November, data from the Central Statistics Office showed on Thursday. The consumer price index rose 0.7 percent year-on-year in January, the same as in December. In November, inflation was 0.6 percent. The biggest increase was in the price of housing, water, electricity, gas…

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U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise To 239,000

A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased in the week ended February 9th. The report said initial jobless claims rose to 239,000, an increase of 4,000 from the previous week’s revised level of 235,000. Economists had expected jobless claims to drop to 225,000 from…

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German Economy Narrowly Avoids Recession In Q4

Germany’s economy stagnated in the fourth quarter of 2018, thus skirting a technical recession, as trade failed to support growth amid the global trade tensions and the uncertainty linked to Brexit. Gross domestic product was unchanged from the third quarter, when the economy shrunk 0.2 percent, preliminary data from the Federal Statistical Office showed on…

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U.S. Producer Prices Unexpectedly Dip 0.1% In January

Reflecting steep drops in food and energy prices, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing producer prices in the U.S. unexpectedly edged lower in the month of January. The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand slipped by 0.1 percent for the second straight month in January. Economists had expected…

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U.S. Retail Sales Unexpectedly Slump 1.2% In December

Retail sales in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a significant decrease in the month of December, according to delayed data released by the Commerce Department on Thursday. The Commerce Department said retail sales tumbled by 1.2 percent in December after inching up by a revised 0.1 percent in November. Economists had expected retail sales to rise…

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U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Increase

A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased in the week ended February 9th. The report said initial jobless claims rose to 239,000, an increase of 4,000 from the previous week’s revised level of 235,000. Economists had expected jobless claims to drop to 225,000 from…