Guardian Stockbrokers Key Economic News Friday 18 June 2021

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


Euro-zone CPI advanced as expected in May

In the Euro-zone, the consumer price index (CPI) rose 2.00% on a YoY basis in May, compared to a rise of 1.60% in the prior month. Markets were expecting the CPI to rise 2.00%.

Euro-zone construction output dropped in April

In the Euro-zone, the seasonally adjusted construction output declined 2.20% on a MoM basis in April, compared to a revised rise of 4.10% in the previous month.

US initial jobless claims unexpectedly rose in the week ended 11 June 2021

In the US, the seasonally adjusted initial jobless claims unexpectedly climbed to 412.00 K in the week ended 11 June 2021, compared to a revised level of 375.00 K in the previous week. Markets were expecting initial jobless claims to fall to a level of 359.00 K.

US Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index dropped in June

In the US, the Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index fell to a reading of 30.70 in June, compared to a level of 31.50 in the prior month. Markets were expecting for the Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index to fall to 31.00.

Japan’s national CPI fell in May

In Japan, the CPI eased 0.10% in May, compared to a drop of 0.40% in the previous month. Markets were expecting the CPI to drop 0.70%

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