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20 Aug
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German factory gate prices edge higher in July, boosted by energy

Factory gate prices in Germany rose slightly in July, boosted by dearer energy supplies.

20 Aug
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Euro area construction output edges higher in June

Construction output within the single currency bloc edged higher last month, led by activity in civil engineering.

19 Aug
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S&P downgrades Turkey's long-term debt from 'BB+' to 'B-'

Standard&Poor's downgraded the rating on Turkey's long-term sovereign debt on Friday on the back of the "extreme" volatility in the value of its currency over the past two weeks, which was expected to result in an economic recession in 2019 even as it leads to a "considerable increase" in funding risks for the country's lenders.

17 Aug
Sector movers: Commodities lead the fall, investors rotating into defensives

London stocks could not hold onto early gains on Friday to slip into the red, as most major miners and oil giants rumbled lower.

17 Aug
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UK encourages EU to accept Brexit deal

UK business secretary Greg Clark has warned that the European Commission risks causing “significant and lasting” economic harm to families across the continent if it does not accept Britain’s current Brexit deal.

17 Aug
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Fresh US sanctions loom large in Turkey's future as US pastor's appeal rejected

US pastor Andrew Brunson has seen his latest bid for freedom rejected by a Turkish appeals court, increasing the likelihood of a fresh wave of sanctions from the Trump administration.

17 Aug
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Index of leading economic indicators beats forecasts in July, Conference Board says

A well-known gauge of lead indicators for the US economy advanced more quickly than expected last month.

17 Aug
US consumer sentiment dips to 11-month low in August

US consumer sentiment unexpectedly fell in August, to its lowest level since last September, according to a preliminary reading from the University of Michigan.

17 Aug
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BofA-ML retains bearish stance ahead of 10-year commemoration of Lehman Bros. crash

Investors are already positioned 'bearishly', but that potential positive for financial markets was likely to be swamped by the recent peaks in corporate profits and economic stimulus, strategists at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch cautioned.

17 Aug
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Chinese bombers training to hit US targets, says Pentagon report

China’s air force is "likely" training for bombing strikes against the US and its allies, according to a Pentagon report released on Thursday.

17 Aug
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Eurozone inflation rises to 2.1% in July, as expected

Headline inflation in the eurozone rose to 2. 1% year-over-year in July from 2. 0% in June, according to the latest data from Eurostat.

16 Aug
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US housing starts surprisingly weak in July

Homebuilding in the States slowed down sharply in July with the details of a government report pointing to scant upside going forward, according to economists.

16 Aug
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US initial jobless claims dip

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, according to figures from the Labor Department.

16 Aug
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US Philly Fed index slumps in August

Manufacturing activity in the US mid-Atlantic region slowed sharply in August, according to the results of one of the most widely-followed surveys for the sector.

16 Aug
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Elizabeth Warren to introduce bill that will 'reinvent US capitalism'

US Senator Elizabeth Warren will introduce a new government bill forcing big corporations to dedicate more of their earnings to employees and other priorities rather than the recent trend to "making the rich even richer".

15 Aug
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WTI slips following weekly DoE inventory data

US crude oil inventories rose last week as net imports recovered and domestic output continued climbing higher.

15 Aug
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US housebuilder sentiment falls to 11-month low

Sentiment among US housebuilders deteriorated a touch as expected in August, according to data released on Wednesday.

15 Aug
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US Q2 labor productivity beats forecasts

US labour productivity growth picked-up more strongly than expected during the second quarter amid revisions to compensation data for previous years which some economists said provided a strong signal for the direction of travel in wages.

15 Aug
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US industrial production edges higher in July, mining output lower

US industrial production edged only a tad higher last month, although output of business equipment remained strong as mining activity cooled a tad.

15 Aug
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US retail sales volumes in July point to solid consumption

Retail sales in the US rose a tad more strongly than expected in July, boosted by sales at department stores and for clothing.