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Doug Short
Anticipating Friday's Employment Report
By Doug Short - Sep 05, 2013

The most important economic news this week is Friday's employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This monthly report contains a wealth of data for economists, probably the most ...

Danske Markets
Finland's GDP Hits Bottom   
By Danske Markets - Sep 05, 2013

Finland's GDP increased by 0.2% q/q in Q2 13 according to preliminary data. Working day adjusted GDP contracted by 1.2% y/y. Thus, after four consecutive quarters of decline, the Finnish economy seems...

Doug Short
A Close Look At U.S. Jobless Claims
By Doug Short - Sep 05, 2013

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report was released this morning for last week. The 323,000 new claims number was a 9,000 decrease from the previous week's 332,000 (an upward revision from ...

Danske Markets
Thursday's Market Movers   
By Danske Markets - Sep 05, 2013

Market MoversToday's main event is the ECB meeting this afternoon. In our view, there are fewer arguments for a rate cut today than a month ago, given recent upside surprises in economic indicators ...

Kristina Leonova
BoJ Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged
By Kristina Leonova - Sep 05, 2013

Asian stock markets are not receiving accurate impulses for long-term movement in the market, which is why indexes in general are moving in a different direction. Today we also can see ...

James Chen
Euro GDP Up
By James Chen - Sep 05, 2013

The euro area's economy grew by 0.3 percent during the second quarter of the year, new data has revealed, while the EU 27 GDP was 0.4 percent higher. Figures released by the European Commission have ...

Brenda Jubin
Book Review: Stats & Curiosities
By Brenda Jubin - Sep 05, 2013

The official publication date for Stats & Curiosities from Harvard Business Review, written and edited by Andrew O’Connell (Harvard Business Review Press), is October 15, so consider this a ...

Easy Forex
ECB Press Conference To Shake EUR/USD
By Easy Forex - Sep 05, 2013

CurrenciesThe euro (EUR) continues its slide towards 1.3163 after a minor correction. The single currency is expected to come under pressure this afternoon as the ECB President Mario Draghi will speak...

Yen Soft After BOJ, BOE And ECB Next
By ActionForex - Sep 05, 2013

Yen remains soft in tight range after BoJ left policies unchanged as widely expected. Interest rate was held at near zero level while the central bank also maintained the annual pace of monetary base ...

Richard Rhodes
World Markets Are Tenuously Higher   
By Richard Rhodes - Sep 05, 2013

STOCKS: The world economy is muddling through. The US payroll tax increase and “sequestration” are headwinds to the US economy; China is being pressured by Japan, and both the US and China...

Saxo Bank
German Ind. Orders, BOE, US ADP Employment
By Saxo Bank - Sep 05, 2013

Several key economic updates are scheduled today, including new factory orders for Germany. Later, the Bank of England releases its latest policy announcement, followed by the ADP Employment Report ...

Ian Copsey
EUR/USD And GBP/USD Outlook Remains Bullish
By Ian Copsey - Sep 05, 2013

Good progress seen yesterday albeit very slow. However, in terms of the immediate structure the dollar weakness seen in EUR/USD and GBP/USD was pretty much as expected. It was just USD/CHF that ...