Guardian Stockbrokers Key Economic News Friday 15 January 2021

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The key points from today’s economic news, brought to you by Guardian Stockbrokers.


US number of initial jobless claims climbed in the week ended 08 January 2021

In the US, the seasonally adjusted number of initial jobless claims climbed to 965.00 K in week ended 08 January 2021, compared to a revised level of 784.00 K in the previous week. Markets were expecting initial jobless claims to rise to a level of 795.00 K.

German GDP fell less than expected in 2020

In Germany, non-seasonally adjusted GDP dropped 5.00% in 2020, compared to a rise of 0.60% in the prior year. Market anticipations were for the GDP to fall 5.10%.

Australian home loan approvals rose in November

In Australia, the seasonally adjusted home loan approvals jumped 5.60% on a MoM basis in November, compared to an advance of 0.80% in the previous month.

China house price index rose in December

In China, the house price index recorded a rise of 3.8% in December, compared to a rise of 4.0% in the previous month.

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