Euro zone current account surplus down in May on weaker trade

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Brussels, Belgium (4E) – The current account surplus in the euro area fell in May as the surplus and income on visible trade dropped from the prior month, according to the European Central Bank report released...
Posted On 18 Jul 2014
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China new home prices fall 0.47 percent in June

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Beijing, China (4E) – Prices of new homes in China dropped in a record number of urban areas monitored by the government as developers reduce prices to increase sales volume, a sign that curbs will be eased in...
Posted On 18 Jul 2014
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Euro zone construction declines 1.5 percent in May

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Brussels, Belgium (4E) – Construction activity in the 18-member euro area dropped in May, further evidence that the currency bloc’s economic rebound continues to be soft. The statistics agency said...
Posted On 17 Jul 2014
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Hong Kong unemployment rate up 3.2 percent in April to June

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Hong Kong, Hong Kong (4E) – The unemployment rate in Hong Kong surprisingly climbed in June from its lowest level in 16 years, according to data from the labor market statistics office released Thursday. On a...
Posted On 17 Jul 2014
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South Korea PPI up 0.1 percent in June; first rise in 20 months

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Seoul, South Korea (4E) – Producer prices in South Korea climbed in June year-on-year, according to data from the Bank of Korea released Thursday. The producer price index (PPI) rose 0.1 percent in June from the...
Posted On 16 Jul 2014
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Euro zone trade surplus widens to $20.9B in May; trade with Russia softens

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Brussels, Belgium (4E) – Trade surplus of goods by the euro area with the rest of the world climbed in May compared with the year-ago month, boosted by higher exports. The euro zone’s trade surplus rose to...
Posted On 16 Jul 2014
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UK unemployment falls 121K in May; pay growth slightly up

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor London, England, United Kingdom (4E) – Joblessness in the UK declined in May but income growth continues to be weak, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released Wednesday, reducing the...
Posted On 16 Jul 2014
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India consumer prices down to 7.31 percent in June amid easing food prices

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor New Delhi, India (4E) – Retail inflation in India fell as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) dropped to 7.31 percent in June compared with 8.28 percent in May, driven by moderation in prices of food, according to...
Posted On 15 Jul 2014
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ZEW survey: Germany investor confidence down for a 7th month in July

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Berlin, Germany (4E) – Investor confidence in Germany dropped for the seventh consecutive month in July, although the outlook for the medium term continues to be upbeat, according to results of a survey released...
Posted On 15 Jul 2014
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UK inflation accelerates to 1.9 percent in June; house prices climb

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor London, England, United Kingdom (4E) – Inflation in the UK grew faster in June and house prices continued to rise in May, further signs that the economy continues to improve prompting the central bank to raise...
Posted On 15 Jul 2014
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