German ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Declines in February

Investing.com - The mood among German investors worsened this month, a survey showed on Tuesday. The Mannheim-based ZEW research institute said its monthly survey showed its economic sentiment index fell to 17.8 from 20.4 in January. That was still better than the consensus forecast for a readin ...

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Rises in February

Investing.com – U.S. consumer sentiment unexpectedly increased in February, according to a report published on Friday. The preliminary publication of the data for February from the University of Michigan's Consumer Survey Center showed that consumer sentiment rose to 99.9 last month. That wa ...

U.S. Import Prices Rise in January

Investing.com - U.S. import and export prices rose in January, official data showed on Friday. In a report, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said import prices increased by a seasonally adjusted 1.0% last month. Economists were looking for a 0.6% increase. Import prices had risen by 0.2% i ...

U.S. homebuilding rises in January

Investing.com - U.S. homebuilding rose in January, according to data released on Friday. Housing starts surged 9.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.326 million units last month, the Commerce Department said. Economists had forecast housing starts rising to a pace of 1.234 million unit ...

UK Retail Sales Rise by 0.1% in January

Investing.com - UK retail sales rose 0.1% in retail sales the Office for National Statistics said on DAY. This was compared to a decline of 1.4% in the previous month, revised from a 1.5% decrease. Economists had forecast a reading of a 0.5% advance. Year-on-year, retail sales rose by 1.6% las ...

U.S. Industrial Production Falls in January

Investing.com - U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell in January, according to data released on Thursday. The Federal Reserve reported that industrial production dropped 0.1% last month after advancing 0.4% in December. Economists had forecast industrial production rising 0.2%. Meanwhile ...

U.S. Producer Prices Rise 0.4% in January

Investing.com - U.S. producer prices rose in line with expectations in January, according to data released on Thursday. The Labor Department said its producer price index rose 0.4% last month. In the 12 months through January, the PPI rose 2.7%. Economists had forecast the PPI rising 0.4% las ...

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise By 7,000 to 230,000 Last Week

Investing.com - The number of people who filed for unemployment assistance in the U.S. last week rose in line with expectations, holding near their lowest levels in nearly 45 years. The number of individuals filing for initial jobless benefits in the week ending Feb. 10 increased by 7,000 to ...

Empire State Index Falls in February

Investing.com - The Empire State manufacturing index fell in February, to a reading of 13.10 from 17.70 in January, the New York Fed reported on Thursday. The consensus forecast had been for a reading of 17.50. Any reading above zero indicates improving conditions, below indicates worsenin ...

Philly Fed Manufacturing Index Rises in February

Investing.com - The Philadelphia Fed's manufacturing index rose in February, to a reading of 25.8 from 22.2 in January, the Philly Fed reported on Thursday. The consensus forecast had been for a reading of 21.1. Any reading above zero indicates improving conditions, below indicates worsenin ...

U.S. Consumer Prices Rise More Expected in January

Investing.com - U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in January, underlining the view that the Federal Reserve will be forced to tighten policy more aggressively this year. The Commerce Department said that consumer prices rose by a seasonally adjusted 0.5% last month, above forecasts fo ...

U.S. Retail Sales Fall by 0.3% in January

Investing.com - U.S. retail sales dropped 0.3% in January, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. This was compared to a gain of 0.4% in the previous month.
 Economists had forecast sales to increase by 0.2%. Rising retail sales over time correlate with stronger economic growth, while weaker ...

UK Annual Inflation Rose Higher Than Expected Last Month

Investing.com - The annual rate of change in Britain's consumer price index rose to 3.0% in January, the Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday. This was compared to 3.0% in the previous month. Economists had forecast a reading of 2.9%.

Economic Calendar: Top Things to Watch

In the U.S., Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY), PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) and MetLife (NYSE:MET) all report quarterly earnings on Monday. Japan releases fourth quarter GDP data on Tuesday. A 0.2% increase is expected. On Wednesday, the Consumer Price Index and retail sales data for January are released i ...