Forex News

Chinese economy ends 2014 on a softer tone

On a sequential basis, the Chinese economy expanded by just 1.5%(Q/Q) in Q4,

Labour Force – December 2014

Employment rose by a solid 37.4k over December following an

UK: Time for Carney to write a letter – CPI inflation drops to 0.5%

UK CPI inflation tumbled to just 0.5% in December, the weakest reading since May 2000.

Swedish CPI

December outcome came out higher than expected and

Housing Finance – Nov 2014

November’s small fall of 0.7% in the number of loans to owneroccupiers

US: strong payrolls, but wages disappoint – jobs report review

Job growth remained brisk in December, reinforcing our view that the economy’s fundamentals are strong enough to

Norway: Below consensus, but in line with Norges Bank

Both retail sales and inflation was somewhat on the downside to consensus.

Crude Oil Technical Analysis

Wednesday’s move to fresh 2015 and 5+ year lows found support marginally

Retail Trade – Nov 2014 – Consumers Easing Back

November’s 0.1% gain was close to market expectations which centred on

US: Downside risk for December payrolls – jobs report preview

S labour market data have been decent, but December job growth will not

Euro area: Negative inflation here to stay for a while

Consumer prices fell by 0.2% y/y in December, while the core rate rose a tad to 0.8%.

Trade Balance – November

The November trade deficit came in a lot smaller than the market had been expecting.