Currencies

18 April 07:26 PM Iran switches reporting currency to EUR from USD
The Iranian government on Wednesday decided to change its reporting currency for foreign amounts to the euro
13 April 06:43 PM Cryptocurrencies extend gains, bitcoin above $8,000
Digital currencies on Friday continued rising, while bitcoin exceeded the $8,000 level
13 April 05:57 PM US consumer confidence eases more than expected amid trade conflicts
The consumer sentiment index recorded 97.8 points this month, down from 101.4 in March
13 April 12:45 PM European goods trade surplus widens unexpectedly in February
The Eurozone's goods trade balance surplus registered EUR 21 billion in February, up from 20.2 in the previous month
13 April 12:22 PM China post first trade deficit since February 2017
China's trade deficit reached $4.98 billion last month, versus a surplus of $33.75 billion in February
12 April 07:19 PM ECB fears euro strength, geopolitical tensions, inflationary pressures
The ECB has expressed fears over growing trade disputes between the US and China and their potential impact on the region’s economy
12 April 05:02 PM US jobless claims fall less than expected in week
The number of people claiming benefits fell by 9,000 to 233,000 last week
12 April 12:38 PM European industrial output slows unexpectedly in February
Production fell by a monthly rate of 0.8% last month, compared with a slighter decrease of 0.6% in January
11 April 06:50 PM Gold prices hit 3-month high amid geopolitical tensions
Gold prices on Wednesday reached their highest level since January amid a declining dollar and growing geopolitical concerns
11 April 06:22 PM Ruble hits 16-month low on Trump warnings
the Russian ruble fell sharply after US President Donald Trump warned that the US missiles are coming and condemned the Russian policies.
11 April 04:09 PM US inflation slows unexpectedly in March, expands annually
The consumer price index fell by a monthly rate of 0.1% last month, driven by a temporary decline in gasoline prices
11 April 12:49 PM UK industrial output slows more than forecast in February
Total industrial production grew by a monthly rate of 0.1% last month, compared with a rise of 1.3% in January 2018
6 April 06:08 PM UK productivity posts fastest growth pace since prerecession in H2-17
UK productivity growth rate hit 10-year high in the second half of 2017
6 April 04:00 PM US adds less jobs than expected, unemployment holds steady
US hiring growth pace slowed more than forecasts in March, while unemployment rate remained unexpectedly steady at 17-year low
6 April 02:08 PM Gold prices hit 2-week low before economic data
Gold prices slumped below their weakest level in two weeks
5 April 04:25 PM US trade deficit widens more than forecast in February
Overall trade deficit reached $56.7 billion during February, up $0.9 billion or 1.6% from the previous month
5 April 04:05 PM US jobless claims rise more than expected in week
The number of people claiming benefits grew by 24,000 to 242,000 last week
5 April 02:50 PM Trade war, strong US dollar may hurt global economy -Analyst
A rising US dollar could pose high risks on the global economic growth
5 April 01:49 PM UK services posts 20-month weakest growth pace in march
UK services sector’s economic activity expansion eased more than analysts’ forecasts
4 April 03:47 PM US private sector adds 241,000 jobs in March
Non-farm private sector payrolls rose by 241,000 last month, compared with a growth of 246,000 in February
4 April 12:57 PM European jobless rate nears 10-yr low in February
The jobless rate recorded 8.5% in February, matching expectations, down from 8.6% in January and 9.5% in the same month of the previous year
4 April 12:31 PM European annual inflation to pick up in March –official data
The CPI recorded 1.4% last month, matching analysts’ forecasts, up from 1.1% in February
4 April 12:02 PM UK construction activity posts largest fall since July 2016
Construction PMI registered 47 last month, down from 51.4 in February
3 April 11:58 AM UK manufacturing activity rose unexpectedly in March
UK manufacturing PMI edged up to 55.1 last month
3 April 11:44 AM European manufacturing activity slows to 8-month low in March
Final manufacturing PMI registered 56.6 last month