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Daily Market MoversThe following news stories, economic reports, and statistical tables are selected and compiled by founder John F. Gallwas, who has been an active participant in the financial service industry since January of 1958.
FridayR: World stocks rose on Friday, putting them on course for their biggest weekly rise in four years after minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting showed the U.S. central bank is in no rush to raise interest rates.
BB: Oil surged above $50 a barrel in New York for the first time since July on speculation that demand is picking up.
ThursdayWS: Federal Reserve officials held off on raising short-term interest rates at their September policy meeting because they had nagging worries about when inflation would rise to their 2% target, according to minutes of the meeting released today.
BB: Initial Claims for the week ended 10/03/15 were lower than expected bringing the 4-week moving average down to 267, 500 vs 270,55
BB:German August exports slumped -5.2%, the most since the height of the 2009 recession in a sign that Europe’s largest economy is feeling the pain of weakening global trade.
WednesdayGallup:Gallup's U.S. Job Creation Index registered +32 in September, the fifth consecutive month it has been at this level and the highest in Gallup's seven-year trend.
BB:German industrial production unexpectedly declined in August -1.2% vs +1.2% in July, signaling that Europe’s largest economy is vulnerable to risks including weaker growth in emerging markets.
TuesdayGallup: Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged -14 in September, essentially unchanged from August. More broadly, the index has declined steadily since peaking at +3 in January.
BB: The August U.S. trade deficit widened by 15.5%, the most in five months as imports picked up and weaker overseas growth limited sales to customers abroad.
BB: August German factory orders unexpectedly fell -1.8% vs +2.2% in July, in a sign that Europe’s largest economy is vulnerable to weaker growth in China and other emerging markets.
MondayBB: The euro region’s September PMI was lower than expected at 53.6 vs 54.3 in August, as economic recovery risks faltering after growth momentum eased in September.
WS: The U.S., Japan and 10 countries around the Pacific reached a historic accord Monday to lower trade barriers to goods and services and set commercial rules of the road for two-fifths of the global economy, and establishes a tightknit economic bloc to challenge China's influence in the region.
BB: China’s growth will cool to 6.9% in 2015, slower than the 7.1% rate predicted in April, the World Bank said. Developing East Asia will expand 6.5% this year, slower than the 6.7 percent predicted in April.
Economic Reports for the Week ending Friday October 9, 2015
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