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Dollar Rises After U.S. Jobs Data

At 8:30 am ET Friday, U.S. jobs data for December has been released. After the data, the greenback climbed against its major rivals. The greenback was worth 1.1385 against the euro, 1.2651 against the pound, 108.23 against the yen and 0.9885 against the franc around 8:32 am ET. The material has been provided by InstaForex…

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German Unemployment At Record Low In December

Germany’s unemployment decreased more-than-expected expected in December, and the jobless rate held steady at a record low, despite the economy showing signs of a slowdown. The number of unemployed dropped by 14,000, data from the Federal Employment Agency showed on Friday. That was a bigger fall than the 13,000 decrease economists had predicted. Joblessness had…

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Japan Monetary Base Slows To 4.8% In December

The monetary base in Japan was up just 4.8 percent on year in December, the Bank of Japan said on Monday – coming in at 504.2 trillion yen. That was well shy of forecasts for 5.8 percent and down sharply from 6.1 percent in November. Banknotes in circulation were up 3.4 percent on year, while…

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Australia Manufacturing Sector Falls Into Contraction – AiG

The manufacturing sector in Australia slipped into contraction in December, the latest survey from the Australia Industry Group revealed on Monday with a Performance of Manufacturing Index score of 49.5. That’s down from 51.3 in November, and it falls beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. It’s also the first time…