Monthly archive April, 2019

Chicago Business Barometer Unexpectedly Drops To Two-Year Low In April

MNI Indicators released a report on Tuesday unexpectedly showing a continued slowdown in the pace of growth in Chicago-area business activity in the month of April. The report said the Chicago business barometer dropped to 52.6 in April.Original Article Read More →

U.S. Jobless Claims Rebound From Nearly 50-Year Low

After reporting first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits at a nearly fifty-year low in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing initial jobless claims rebounded by more than anticipated in the week ended April 20.Read More →

U.S. Durable Goods Orders Jump Amid Rebound In Aircraft Demand

Reflecting a significant rebound in orders for transportation equipment, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods jumped by much more than expected in the month of March.Original Article Read More →

Turkish Central Bank Drops Hawkish Stance

Turkey's central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged for a fifth consecutive session in Thursday and omitted its hawkish stance from the forward guidance, sending the lira further lower. The Monetary Policy Committee, led by Governor Murat Cetinkaya, decided Read More →

Dollar Stays Firm

The U.S. dollar gained in further strength on Thursday, with the world's largest economy showing signs of growth even as growth outlook in several other parts of the globe continue to remain uncertain.Original Article Read More →

New Zealand March Trade Surplus NZ$922 Million

New Zealand posted a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$922 million in March, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday - beating forecasts for NZ$131 million and up sharply from NZ$12 million in February.Original Article Read More →