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Week Ahead  Economic Preview

Week Ahead Economic Preview

The focus next week will be China’s Party Congress, with analysts eyeing the twice-a-decade event for announcements that will shape the country’s economic and political environment in coming years. A litany of Chinese data, including third quarter GDP...

Caixin China PMI surveys end third quarter on softer note

Caixin China PMI surveys end third quarter on softer note

The Chinese economy ended the third quarter on a softer note, with survey data showing a weaker pace of growth in September. The end to the quarter was marred also by a lack of employment growth, weaker inflows of new business and a drop in business...

Ghana PMI sees best spell of growth since survey began in 2014

Ghana PMI sees best spell of growth since survey began in 2014

The Ghanaian economy is experiencing its best spell of growth for some years in 2017. Newly launched PMI data signalled a strong rise in new orders during September as customer demand recovered further from difficulties in previous years. The data suggest...

Russian economic growth picks up at end of Q3

Russian economic growth picks up at end of Q3

As the Russian economy continues to recover from recession, solid growth in the manufacturing and service sectors point to the emergence of stronger demand. Relatively muted inflation and falling interest rates, however, may be themes that continue...

Week Ahead  Economic Preview

Week Ahead Economic Preview

US inflation and retail sales data will help gauge consumer resilience in a month of hurricanes, and therefore influence future Fed policy. The release of FOMC minutes will also be eyed for details of the Fed’s plan to unwind its asset purchases. Other key...

Japan PMI signals slower growth in the third quarter as services activity eases

Japan PMI signals slower growth in the third quarter as services...

PMI data indicated the Japanese economy ended the third quarter on a positive note but lost some momentum in September, setting up a scene for slower GDP growth in the three months ending September. Jobs growth meanwhile eased further in line with slowing...

Singapore private sector economy gathers pace in third quarter

Singapore private sector economy gathers pace in third quarter

Singapore’s private sector economy shifted into a higher gear at the end of the third quarter, with growth in business activity picking up to its fastest for a year. The latest PMI survey data also point to higher new business inflows, particularly export...

UK Construction PMI slides into contraction at end of third quarter

UK Construction PMI slides into contraction at end of third quarter

UK construction activity fell for the first time in over a year in September, according to PMI survey data, reflecting declines in civil engineering and commercial building. Expectations about future growth also deteriorated to the lowest for over a year.

Canada PMI rounds off strong third quarter, but also points to price pressures

Canada PMI rounds off strong third quarter, but also points to...

The latest PMI survey data indicate that the Canadian economy enjoyed strong growth in September, sending an encouraging signal for third quarter GDP. However, the upturn was accompanied by intensifying price pressures, suggesting that inflation could...