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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.
ThursdayBB: Japanese retail sales unexpectedly fell -0.3% in December from November, underscoring challenges to Prime Minister Abe’s effort to stoke a recovery in the world’s third-biggest economy.
WednesdayFox: As expected, the Federal Reserve ended its latest policy meeting today by repeating the pledge it made in December that it will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows.
R: Germany's February consumer confidence index improved strongly to a 13-year high of 9.3 vs 9.0 in January, as a collapse in energy prices boosted disposable income and raised room for more spending.
TuesdayBB: As expected the November 20 U.S. cities home year end price index rose at 4.3% vs +4.5% in November, a sign the industry struggled to find momentum even amid low mortgage rates.
BB: December Durable Goods Orders unexpectedly fell for a fourth month by -3.4% (see below), signaling a global growth slowdown is weighing on American companies.
MondayBB: Federal Reserve officials will look past low inflation and stay focused on raising interest rates around mid-year as they meet this week, according to a narrow majority of the 53 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News. Fed officials last month said they expect to raise the rate this year.
BB: China’s policy makers, after more than a decade of curbing the currency’s gains to help turn the nation into a manufacturing colossus, are showing signs the People’s Bank of China is now propping up the yuan to stem an exodus of capital that’s threatening the economy.
Economic Reports for the Week ending Friday - January 30, 2015
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