Global economic update
Highlights of the past week, from central bank policies to trade and currency trends.
September 24, 2018
U.S.: Initial jobless claims fell by 3,000 to 201,000 in the week ended September 15, 2018.
AUSTRALIA: Residential home prices fell 0.7% in the second quarter.
CANADA: Retail sales rose 0.3% in July.
CANADA: Manufacturing sales increased 0.9% in July.
EUROZONE: Construction output advanced 0.3% in July.
EUROZONE: The Flash PMI Composite Output dropped to 54.2 in September from 54.5 in August.
GERMANY: The Flash PMI Composite Output fell to 55.3 in September from 55.6 in August.
JAPAN: The Flash Manufacturing PMI rose to 52.9 in September from 52.5 in August, marking a three-month high.
U.K.: Producer price inflation rose 2.9% in August from a year earlier.
U.K.: Retail sales grew 0.3% in August.
U.S.: Housing starts jumped 9.2% in August.
U.S.: The Conference Board Leading Economic Index increased in August.
U.S.: Existing home sales remained flat in August.
U.S.: The dollar depreciated versus the euro as the U.S.-China trade conflict escalated.
EUROZONE: The Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator declined in September.
JAPAN: Exports accelerated in August.