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Loonie Little Changed After Canada Trade Data

Statistics Canada has released Canada trade data for November at 8:30 am ET Tuesday. The loonie changed little against its major opponents after the data. The loonie was trading at 1.5215 against the euro, 81.82 against the yen, 0.9484 against the aussie and 1.3299 against the greenback around 8:34 am ET. The material has been…

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Surprise Fall In German Industrial Production Worsens Recession Fears

Germany’s industrial production unexpectedly decreased for a third straight month in November, amid a sharp fall in consumer goods and energy output, worsening fears of a technical recession in the biggest euro area economy. Overall industrial production fell a calendar and seasonally adjusted 1.9 percent from October, when it decreased 0.8 percent, revised from 0.5…

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Crude Oil Futures Extend Gains To 7th Straight Session

Crude oil prices moved up sharply on Tuesday, extending gains to a seventh successive session, riding on optimism about U.S.-China trade discussions and reports about output reductions by oil producers. Crude oil futures for February ended up $1.26, or 2.6%, at $49.78 a barrel. On Monday, crude oil futures ended up $0.56, or 1.2%, at…

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Dollar Inching Higher In Cautious Trade

The dollar is up slightly against all of its major rivals Tuesday afternoon. While hopes for a trade deal between the U.S. and China have been driving equities higher, concerns over the continued partial government shutdown have left traders feeling cautious. Later tonight, President Trump is scheduled to deliver a national address on what his…

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Gold Futures Settle Lower

Gold prices edged lower on Tuesday as a stronger dollar and gains in stock markets amid optimism about U.S.-China trade talks took some shine off the yellow metal. The dollar, which had turned weak amid speculation the Federal Reserve might pause monetary tightening this year, gained ground against most major currencies today, after the euro…

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Chile Inflation At 6-month Low

Chile’s inflation slowed for a third consecutive month to its lowest level in six months in December, data from INE showed on Tuesday. The consumer price index climbed 2.6 percent annually in December, after a 2.8 percent increase in November. Inflation was the lowest since June, when it was 2.5 percent. Clothing and footwear prices…

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Ireland November Retail Sales Growth Slows

Ireland’s retail sales increased at the slowest pace in three months in November, data from the Central Statistics Office showed on Tuesday. The volume of retail sales climbed a seasonally adjusted 3.6 percent year-on-year in November, reversing a 6.4 percent increase in October. The sectors with the largest monthly volume gains were electrical goods and…

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Hungary Industrial Production Growth Slows In November

Hungary’s industrial production growth slowed in November, flash data from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed on Tuesday. Industrial production grew an unadjusted 4.0 percent year-on-year in November after a rise of 5.9 percent in October. After working day adjustments, production rose by 3.5 percent in November from a 3.2 percent rise. On a month-on-month…

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Norway Industrial Production Growth Slows In November

Norway’s industrial production slowed in November, after a strong improvement in the previous month, figures from Statistics Norway showed Tuesday. Industrial production climbed a calendar-adjusted 2.6 percent year-over-year in November, after a 4.5 percent rise in October. Among sectors, output of extraction and related services declined 2.6 percent annually in November, while manufacturing production rose…

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Estonia Consumer Price Inflation Stable In December

Estonia’s consumer price inflation held steady in December, data from Statistics Estonia showed on Friday. Inflation was 3.4 percent in December, same as in November. In October, inflation was 4.4 percent. A year ago, inflation was 3.4 percent. The consumer price index was mostly affected by housing, which contributed nearly 40 percent of the total…