A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly edged lower in the week ended August 11th. The report said initial jobless claims dipped to 212,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the…
South Africa’s wholesale sales decreased in June after recovering in the previous month, preliminary figures from Statistics South Africa showed Thursday.
UK retail sales increased more than expected in July, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Thursday.
Czech producer price inflation accelerated in July to the highest level in nearly six-and-a-half years, figures from the Czech Statistical Office showed Thursday.
Germany’s wholesale price inflation accelerated further in July to the highest level in more than a year, data from Destatis showed Thursday.
Dutch unemployment rate decreased unexpectedly in July, though slightly, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Thursday.
Retail sales from the UK and foreign trade from euro area are due on Thursday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, Germany’s wholesale prices are due for July. Prices had advanced 3.4 percent on year in June.
The jobless rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.3 percent in July, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday.
Japan posted a merchandise trade deficit of 231.2 billion yen in July, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday.
After seeing early strength, the value of the U.S. dollar has given back ground over the course of trading on Wednesday.