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Economy: Page 4

UK business activity declines for first time in three years
UK factoryJuly 8, 2019 ET
The NatWest PMI survey, which questions business leaders in UK regions on a number of factors, fell below 50, showing a declining economy. The index fell for the first time in nearly three years.
Australia posts largest trade surplus on record
Australian mineJuly 8, 2019 ET
Australia\'s trade surplus widened sharply to AUD 5.75 billion in May 2019 from a marginally revised of AUD 4.82 billion in the previous month and beating market expectations of a surplus of AUD 5.25 billion.
Canada jobless rate rises to 5.5% in June
Canadian factory workerJuly 8, 2019 ET
The unemployment rate in Canada rose to 5.5 percent in June of 2019 from 5.4 percent in the previous month, in line with market expectations.
France posts smallest trade gap since 2017
French tradeJuly 8, 2019 ET
The French trade deficit narrowed sharply to EUR 3.3 billion in May 2019 from a downwardly revised EUR 4.9 billion in the prior month and below market expectations of EUR a 4.95 billion shortfall.
Operating conditions improve for first time in nine months for aluminium users
aluminiumJuly 8, 2019 ET
For the first time since September 2018, global aluminium users reported an improvement in operating conditions in June, driven by a slight increase in output and a nearstabilisation in new orders.
German exports rebounded more strongly than expected in May
ContainersJuly 8, 2019 ET
German exports rebounded more strongly than expected in May but failed to fully recover from a slump a month earlier.
Output and new orders rise globally for first time in 2019 for copper users
copper usersJuly 8, 2019 ET
Operating conditions at global copper users improved fractionally during June, as sales rose for the first time in seven months off the back of reduced selling prices.
First fall in U.S. technology business activity since February 2016
U.S. manufacturingJuly 8, 2019 ET
US Sector PMI indices are compiled from responses to questionnaires sent to purchasing managers in IHS Markit\'s US manufacturing and services PMI survey panels, covering over 1,000 private sector companies.
Employers add 224,000 jobs but retailers continued to shed jobs
EmployersJuly 5, 2019 ET
Hiring rebounded strongly in June as U.S. employers added 224,000 jobs.
German factory orders in May plunge across industries
German factoryJuly 5, 2019 ET
German factory orders slumped in May in the latest sign that global trade uncertainty is turning Europe’s temporary slowdown into a more serious downturn.
Volume of retail trade down 0.3% in euro area
retail tradeJuly 5, 2019 ET
In May 2019 compared with April 2019, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade decreased 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and 0.4% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Manufacturing turnover slightly up in Norway in March-May
Norwegian manufacturingJuly 5, 2019 ET
Seasonally-adjusted figures show that the total turnover in Norwegian manufacturing increased by 0.6 per cent in the period March-May 2019, compared with the previous three-month period.
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