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  • Editor’s Picks / 27 January 2016 at 10:41 GMT

    China consumers shrug off stock market woes

    CNBC
    Consumer sentiment nudged up in China in January, as an improvement in the outlook for personal finances offset downbeat expectations for business conditions, CNBC's Neelabh Chaturvedi reports. The Westpac China Consumer Sentiment Indicator rose to 114.9 this month, up from 113.7 in December and the highest level since September,with the survey suggesting that the sharp fall in share prices had no material impact on overall consumer confidence.
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  • Calendar event / 26 January 2016 at 15:00 GMT

    US Consumer Confidence Index

    forecast
    actual
    Med Cons Conf Idx
    96
    98.1
    Med Present Situation Idx
    116.4
    Med Expectation Idx
    85.9
  • Article / 26 January 2016 at 6:00 GMT

    3 Numbers: US Services PMI to give clue on macro trend

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: US Services PMI to give clue on macro trend
    US data dominates today's news. Any dip in the year-on-year trend in the Redbook update will raise new concerns about retail spending, while any stumble that's more than trivial in the US Services PMI will stoke recession fears. Meanwhile, consumer confidence is expected to ease slightly although remaining at an elevated level.
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  • Calendar event / 29 December 2015 at 15:00 GMT

    US Consumer Confidence Index

    forecast
    actual
    Med Cons Conf Idx
    93.5
    96.5
    Med Present Situation Idx
    115.3
    Med Expectation Idx
    83.9
  • Article / 29 December 2015 at 7:14 GMT

    3 Numbers: Deeper shade of red for US goods exports

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: Deeper shade of red for US goods exports
    Italy's December consumer confidence data may feel the effects of recent weaker retail sales figures, but ABI, the Italian bankers' association, remains optimistic about the country's recovery. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic the November data for US international trade is expected to deliver a modestly deeper shade of red ink, while economists predict upbeat consumer confidence numbers.
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  • Article / 22 December 2015 at 8:58 GMT

    3 Numbers: German consumer sentiment in focus

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: German consumer sentiment in focus
    Germany's Consumer Climate Index has been trending down lately, but economists expected today's update to show it has stabilised. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, the third update of GDP growth for Q3 is expected to reaffirm that growth will stay sluggish, while a slight fall in existing home sales is expected for November.
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  • Article / 21 December 2015 at 7:26 GMT

    3 Numbers: Will two-year Treasury yield rise above 1% this week?

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: Will two-year Treasury yield rise above 1% this week?
    The fall in jobless claims in the US is encouraging, but manufacturing is still weak. So today's update of the Chicago Fed’s business-cycle index is likely to point to modest growth for the US. In Europe, consumer confidence
    for December may tick up for the second month in a row, indicating that the currency bloc is on track for solid yet modest growth. And the 2-year Treasury yield will attract plenty of scrutiny this week, to see if makes another run above the 1% mark.
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  • Article / 10 December 2015 at 6:06 GMT

    3 Numbers: US jobless claims on track to stay near historical lows

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: US jobless claims on track to stay near historical lows
    France's industrial activity for October is expected to record a strong increase over last month's figure, although sentiment data for manufacturing suggests expectations should be kept in check. Meanwhile, US initial jobless claims should lend weight to optimistic views of the labour market, but there are worries that Bloomberg's consumer comfort benchmark may slip again.
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