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28 May
US personal incomes fall sharply in April, inflation picks up

Personal income growth in the States slowed sharply last month, but only on account of comparison with the previous month, when the Biden administration's mammoth $1. 9trn American Rescue Plan Act kicked into effect.

25 May
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US new home sales surprise sharply to the downside in April

New home sales surprised to the downside in April, in part as demand driven by the Covid-19 pandemic waned.

25 May
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US house prices rise more quickly than anticipated in March

House price gains in the US accelerated further at the start of the year, fresh government data revealed.

21 May
US services and factory activity expanding at record pace in May, Markit says

Far from slowing, economic activity in the US expanded at a record pace in May, according to the results of two closely-followed surveys.

20 May
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Friday preview: PMIs, UK retail sales in focus

The market spotlight at the end of the week will be on a raft of closely-followed Purchasing Managers Indices from across the UK, euro area and US.

20 May
Philly Fed factory index falls more quickly than expected in May

Manufacturing activity in the US mid-Atlantic region cooled more quickly than anticipated in May as supply bottlenecks continued to worsen, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.

19 May
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ECB says financial stability risks 'elevated', notes 'exuberance' in crypto-assets

Financial stability risks in the euro area remain "elevated" even as it exits the pandemic and are now most concentrated in those sectors and countries hit hardest by Covid-19, the European Central Bank said.

18 May
US housing starts drop in April, contrary to 'raging housing boom' narrative

US homebuilders broke ground on far fewer new homes than expected last month.

18 May
Euro area trade surplus in goods narrows sharply in March

The Eurozone's foreign trade surplus in goods with the rest of the world narrowed significantly in March, amid a jump in imports.

17 May
Fed's Clarida says it's too soon to start talking about 'tapering' bond purchases

America's economy has not yet made the substantial further progress required to start talking about the central bank 'tapering' its bond purchases, one of the Federal Reserve's highest-ranking officials said.

17 May
'Empire State' factory index dips as expected in May

Manufacturing sector activity in the jurisdiction of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's slipped a bit last month, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.

17 May
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UK employers struggle to hire staff due to Covid and Brexit fuelled workers exodus

UK employers are struggling to hire staff due to a sharp fall in the number of available EU workers as Covid and Brexit fuel a worker exodus.

14 May
Higher inflation takes its toll on US consumer confidence, University of Michigan says

Higher inflation is taking its toll on Americans' confidence in the economy, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.

12 May
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US CPI rises at fastest pace in over a decade

April's consumer price index rose 4. 2% year-on-year, according to the Labor Department, ahead of estimates for a print of 3. 6% and the fastest pace of increase since September 2008.

12 May
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Chinese narrow money supply shrinks in April

China's money supply growth slowed quickly last month as economic authorities tightened monetary and fiscal policy.

11 May
Fed's Mester and ex- NY Fed's Dudley diverge on policy views

The debate around whether the US central bank's policies were too 'accommodative' or not and the cost-benefit trade off attached to them was continued on Tuesday.

11 May
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US job openings hit record high in March, JOLTS survey shows

Job vacancies in the US were at their highest level in two decades in March, exceeding the pace of hiring by 2. 0m, the most on record.

11 May
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NFIB small-business optimism index advances to pandemic-era high in April

Both small and large US businesses moved to increase wages and benefits as part of an effort to attract workers amid rising demand for their goods and services, according to the National Federation of Independent Business' small-business optimism index advancing 1. 6 points in April to a pandemic-era high of 99. 8.

10 May
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Niesr lifts UK growth forecasts as Covid-19 impact starts to ease

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research has upped its growth forecasts for the UK, the influential think-tank confirmed on Monday.

10 May
Citi sees near-term risks easing after Scottish election results

Analysts at Citi believe the results of the Scottish elections during the previous week's will see some of the more acute near-term risks ease.