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    The news that Chinese imports shrunk sharply during January was a negative development that showed that domestic demand in the world’s second largest economy was soft. Both export and import growth were weak, as exports contracted by 3.3% year-on-year instead of []

  • James Boston
    Forex » Polish Deficit Widens Further
    James Boston - December 15, 2014, 15:09 GMT

    Volatility continues in Poland’s trade situation according to the latest Trade Balance figures just released for the month of October. Today’s Trade Balance number sees the surplus slashed to just €56m from a figure of €614m the month before, expectations were for a surplus closer to €100m given the fall off in economic activity in

  • James Boston

    Trade and employment data is the order of the day for the Canadian economic update where the results could be described as mixed at best. Firstly, on the trade front the October figures for the International Merchandise Trade measurement have come in lower than anticipated and significantly below the September reading, nonetheless this monthly trade

  • James Boston

    Despite yesterday’s strong sentiment figures from the Eurozone, there remains little signs of any positive shift in the fundamentals. The latest data today is in the form the Construction Output figures and these are showing further deterioration from their already low base. The September Construction Output number shrank by -1.8% month on month, this more

  • James Boston
    Forex » Poland’s Inflation Remains Subdued
    James Boston - November 13, 2014, 17:03 GMT

    Price growth activity is continuing to slide in Poland according to the latest inflation data just released. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of October has been announced as having fallen -0.6% year on year, this is a further deterioration on the September report of -0.3%, there were expectations for such a further

  • James Boston

    Switzerland appears to have made no progress in terms of stimulating price growth activity according to the latest inflation figures published this morning. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for the month of October is showing a flat 0% change on the month compared to a marginal rise of 0.1% in September, there was an

  • James Boston

    The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the Eurozone has been released by Markit economics for the month of October. The finalized figures for the month are generally mixed but overall slightly improved on expectations. The headline Eurozone PMI has just been announced at 50.6, this came in slightly behind the market consensus estimate of 50.7

  • James Boston

    Switzerland’s trade surplus widened during the month of September according to figures just released by the country’s Federal Customs Administration. The latest measurement reveals a monthly balance of CHF 2.452Bn compared with the August reading of CHF 1.331Bn, market analysts were nonetheless disappointed as an expectation of CHF 2.646Bn had been tabled, despite this the

  • James Boston
    Forex » Israel Q3 GDP Falls Sharply
    James Boston - October 20, 2014, 11:18 GMT

    Israeli growth has taken a predictable hit in the third quarter according to the latest GDP number which is showing a rate of economic expansion of just 1.9%, this is clearly softer than the 2.9% experienced during the second quarter of the year and brings to an end a three quarter streak of increasing economic

  • James Boston
    Forex » Eurozone Trade Balances Deteriorate
    James Boston - October 9, 2014, 08:02 GMT

    August trade figures from the Eurozone’s two largest economies are this morning providing more evidenced of a slow down in activity in the struggling single currency bloc. The German Balance of Trade has been announced as a surplus of €17.5Bn for the month, this represents a significant fall from the July reported balance of €22.2Bn,

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