US consumer confidence declined in June
In the US, consumer confidence fell to a minimum level since September 2017. According to the Conference Board, the corresponding index in June was 121.5 points, down from the May value of 131.3 points. Forecasts of economists suggested a decrease ...
New home sales in the US fell by 7.8% in May
In May of this year, 626,000 new homes were sold in the United States. According to the US Department of Commerce, the figure compared with the previous month fell by 7.8% to its lowest level since January of this year. The fall in sales was ...
Wholesale sales in Canada increased by 1.7% in April
Wholesale sales in Canada reached $65.3 billion in April, the rise for the fifth consecutive month. April's growth was at the level of 1.7%. At the same time, 5 of the 7 sectors showed an increase in sales. The largest growth was recorded in ...
Oil finished the week with active growth
The conflict between Iran and the United States has increased the risks regarding oil supplies from the Middle East, which pushed oil prices to rise at the end of last week. Over the week, Brent crude has risen in price by 5%, WTI - by almost ...
British IQE warns of serious damage from sanctions against Huawei
On Friday, the British semiconductor manufacturer IQE published a forecast for the first half of the year and the whole of 2019, in which it stressed the risks that have increased based on expectations of serious consequences for other companies ...
Annual inflation in Japan slowed down to 0.8% in May
In Japan, in May, a slowdown in annual inflation was recorded, which does not take into account the price of fresh food, to 0.8% from 0.9% in the previous month. This was reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan. ...
Production activity in Japan declined in June
The continued decline in manufacturing activity in Japan is due to weak orders in the country. According to IHS Market, the business activity index in the manufacturing sector in Japan was 49.5 points in June, down from the May value of 49.8 ...
Japan's exports fell in May for the sixth consecutive month
Japan has recorded a decline in exports for the past six months, which is caused by the continuing tension in world trade. According to the country's Ministry of Finance, in May, exports decreased by 7.8% from the same month a year earlier ...