US Stock Futures Signal Flat Opening On Thursday Ahead Of Consumer Price Index, Jobless Claims, Housing Starts Data
U.S. stock index futures point to a flat opening on Thursday ahead of a wave of economic data.
Obama is backing a new CPI that would lower statistically-reported inflation, increase income taxes and slow Social Security spending growth.
US Consumer Price Index (CPI) Up 0.7% In February On Higher Gasoline Prices; Largest Gain Since June 2009
Higher U.S. gasoline prices lifted a key inflation measure 0.7 percent in February, more than expected.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open Friday ahead of the publication of Consumer Price Index (CPI) report for February.
U.S. stock index futures point to a lower open Thursday ahead of the Labor Department's weekly jobless claims data and the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for January.
Thailand’s consumer confidence rose in December compared to that in the previous month, indicating an improvement in domestic spending which accounts for the majority of overall economic activity.
Also this week, China's policymakers are expected to meet on Dec. 12-14 for the annual Central Economic Work Conference (CEWC) to set the policy framework for 2013.
The U.S. economy continues to strengthen, boosted by home sales and manufactured goods: computers, refrigerators and heavy machinery.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will cover both domestic and foreign policies during the second U.S. presidential debate Tuesday.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Friday as investors kept up a buoyant mood following the announcement of quantitative easing measures by the Federal Reserve, which is expected to boost economic growth.
China reported a trade surplus of $26.66 billion in August amid the slower-than-expected growth in exports and imports, raising concern that the world's second largest economy isn't doing enough to stimulate the economy and avert a slowdown.
A slowdown in exports, a slump in the earnings of domestic companies and surging food prices cast downward pressure on the world's second-biggest economy in August as the China's National Bureau of Statistics reported Sunday that the Consumer Price Index rose 2 percent.
An unofficial gauge of human misery in the U.S. is now sitting at its lowest level in three years. Not four. In other words, while conditions have improved somewhat, Americans are still feeling miserable under President Barack Obama's watch and that obviously doesn't bode well for Obama's re-election chances.
India's retail inflation rate dropped marginally to 9.86 percent in July from 9.93 percent recorded in June, according to the data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation.
Consumer prices were flat in July for a second straight month and the year-over-year increase was the smallest since November 2010, giving the Federal Reserve room for further monetary easing to tackle stubbornly high unemployment.
The U.S. stock index futures point to a lower open Wednesday amid the fading expectations about an announcement of monetary easing measures by the Federal Reserve to support the economy.
China reported a trade surplus of $25.1 billion in July amid slower-than-expected growth in exports and imports, raising the concern that the world's second largest economy isn't doing enough to stimulate the economy and avert a slowdown.
U.S. stock index futures point to a higher open Thursday ahead of the Labor Department's weekly jobless claims data and the Bureau of Economic Analysis' trade balance report.
European markets rose Thursday as investor confidence was lifted by hopes that China will announce stimulus measures to boost the economic condition and regain the growth momentum.
China’s industrial production grew at a reduced pace in July compared to June indicating that the weakening global demand and the debt burden faced by the euro zone are adversely affecting the country's economy.
The week is chock-full with data releases that will confirm if the summer malaise continued in July. As always, Friday's employment report will carry the most weight. Another highlight of this week is the much anticipated Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Consumer prices in the U.S. were flat in June as the higher cost of food offset another drop in energy, according to government statistics released Tuesday, further confirming the Federal Reserve's view that the jump in fuel costs was only temporary.
China's gross domestic product growth slowed down in the second quarter to the lowest rate in three years, due to soft global demand official data released Friday show.
South Korea's central bank cut the interest rate Thursday for the first time in over three years in a move to stimulate the faltering economic growth of the country.
China's trade surplus widened to $31.73 billion in June, up 42.9 percent compared to the same month in last year amid slower-than-expected growth in imports, raising concern that the world's second largest economy isn't doing enough to stimulate domestic demand and avert a slowdown.
The rate of inflation in China slowed down in June from the previous month, showing signs of a gradual decline in price pressure to make room for monetary easing.
South Korea's consumer confidence fell in June as compared to May, weighed down by the faltering global economy and the intensifying debt crisis in the euro zone.
The market sentiment is likely to remain subdued in the coming week as increasing expectations of a further global slowdown and economic headwinds from the euro zone will continue to weigh.
Wrapping up some fairly important Canadian data this week, CPI numbers were released earlier this morning and showed that inflationary pressures are easing somewhat, continuing to stay of the south side of the Bank of Canada's target.
Markets are largely ignoring some very negative indicators this morning, seeming to feel that further support from central banks is imminent.