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14.05.2018 09:00:10

Consumer confidence in the US remained in May at the level of April

The consumer confidence index in the US in May was 98.8 points, as well as in April, according to data from the University of Michigan. Experts had expected the index to fall to 98.7 points. The tax reform was named a positive factor by about ...
14.05.2018 09:00:09

Unemployment rate in Canada did not change in April

In April, unemployment in Canada was 5.8%, maintaining the level of March and coinciding with the forecasts of the analysts, official data show. Last month, the number of jobs in the Canadian economy fell by 1,000 after an increase of 32,300 ...
14.05.2018 09:00:09

Sales of electric vehicles in China increased by 2.5 times for the first 4 months of the year

In China, total vehicle sales, including trucks and buses, rose 11.5% in annual terms to 2 million 320 thousand units in April, the China Automobile Manufacturers Association (CAAM) said. Cars were sold in the amount of 1 million 910 thousand, ...
14.05.2018 09:00:09

Volume of lending in China in April showed growth contrary to expectations

In April 2018, the volume of new bank lending in China in national currency increased to 1 trillion 180 billion yuan from 1 trillion 120 billion yuan in the previous month, according to the data of the People's Bank of China. Experts had predicted ...
14.05.2018 09:00:09

Economy of Hong Kong in the first quarter grew at the fastest rate since 2011

Hong Kong's GDP in the first quarter of 2018 grew by 4.7% in annual terms and showed the highest rate since the second quarter of 2011, according to official data. Experts had expected GDP to rise by 3.7%. Growth in the economy was boosted ...
14.05.2018 09:00:09

It is expected that economy of Japan in the first quarter will decline for the first time in 2 years

The economy of Japan in the first quarter may decline for the first time in two years due to weak domestic consumption and a softer demand for exports, the Reuters survey showed. Prior to this, the Japanese economy expanded eight consecutive ...
14.05.2018 09:00:09

Most German companies expect positive changes in foreign markets

The DIHK study showed that about 40% of the 5,000 German companies that participated in the survey expect positive changes in foreign markets over the next 12 months, despite the growth of political and trade risks. This is the highest rate ...
11.05.2018 12:00:16

UniCredit's quarterly profit exceeded market expectations

The largest bank of Italy, UniCredit, reported that in the first quarter of 2018 net profit rose to 1.1 billion euros, the finversia.ru project wrote with reference to the bank's accounts. Net profit growth was the best result of the bank since ...
11.05.2018 12:00:16

Next sales in the first quarter exceeded forecasts

Sales of British clothing retailer Next in the first fiscal quarter ended May 7, amounted to about 40 million pounds, exceeding the company's forecasts due to better weather in April. A week before the end of February, Next sales fell by 10% ...
11.05.2018 12:00:16

Number of applications for unemployment benefits in the US last week did not change

Last week, the number of US citizens, who had applied for unemployment benefits for the first time, was 211,000, remaining unchanged from the previous week, the country's Ministry of Labor reported. Experts had expected the growth of the indicator ...
11.05.2018 11:00:09

Growth of industrial production in Italy in March exceeded the forecasts

Industrial production in Italy increased by 1.2% in March compared to February, when the index fell by 0.5%, as Istat data showed. March's growth exceeded expectations of the analysts, who had predicted an increase of only 0.5%. Industrial ...
11.05.2018 11:00:09

Property price index in the UK fell in April to a 5 year minimum

Property Price Index in the UK in April fell to its lowest level since November 2012 - minus 8 points, according to Bloomberg, citing data from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The largest price decrease was observed in London ...
11.05.2018 11:00:09

Positive trade balance of Japan fell by 21%

The surplus of Japan's trade balance in the 2017 financial year, which ended on March 31, 2018, declined by 21%. As reported by the Ministry of Finance of Japan, the decline was due to rising costs for increased in price oil and natural gas. ...
11.05.2018 11:00:09

Against the backdrop of the forecasts of BT Group, its shares fell to lowest level in 15 months

The British telecommunications company BT Group said that its revenue will decrease, because in the next 3 years it must pay 2.1 billion pounds to finance the pension deficit, which is 11.3 billion pounds, Bloomberg reports. BT predicts in ...
11.05.2018 11:00:09

RBS will pay 4.9 billion dollars for the settlement of US claims

Royal Bank of Scotland has reached a preliminary agreement with the US Department of Justice on the payment of $4.9 billion to settle claims through the investigation of transactions with mortgage securities, Bloomberg reports. The bank hopes ...
11.05.2018 10:00:09

Bank of England kept the base rate at the same level and lowered the forecast for GDP growth to 1.4%

The Bank of England retained the benchmark interest rate at 0.5% per annum. The volume of the program of redemption of state bonds is left at the level of 435 billion pounds, the volume of purchase of corporate bonds - at the level of 10 billion ...
11.05.2018 10:00:09

Industrial production in the UK increased in March short of forecast

In March, industrial production in the UK increased by 0.1% compared to February, when the rise was also 0.1%. In annual terms, growth was 2.9%, according to the Office for National Statistics. Analysts had predicted the growth of the first ...
10.05.2018 13:00:12

Shell sold its stake in Canadian Natural for $3.3 billion

Shell Gas, a division of British-Dutch oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell, reported the sale of its stake in Canadian Natural Resources, which is developing oil sands in Canada, the finversia.ru project wrote. It is noted that Shell Gas ...
10.05.2018 13:00:12

Demand of the population of China for gold decreases

The demand for gold in China, the world's largest consumer of this precious metal, is moving downwards, according to an analysis of China's foreign trade statistics for the first quarter conducted by the research agency GFMS. According to analyst ...
10.05.2018 12:00:19

Rise in property prices in Britain unexpectedly slowed in March

Property prices in the UK unexpectedly slowed their growth, it added signs of weakness in the UK housing market and the consumer economy as a whole, Reuters reports. According to the Halifax mortgage lender, in April home prices in the country ...
10.05.2018 12:00:19

China's trade surplus with the US rose to 22 billion 190 million dollars

According to the data of the Chinese customs administration, in April the trade surplus of the PRC with the US rose to 22 billion 190 million dollars from 15 billion 430 million dollars in March. In the first four months of 2018, China's trade ...
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