German retail sales and unemployment

Firmer Dollar on this Last Day of August

August 31, 2017

The dollar climbed overnight by 0.8% against the kiwi, 0.4% relative to sterling, 0.3% versus the peso, and 0.2% vis-a-vis the euro, yen, Swissy, Canadian dollar and Australian dollar. The greenback also edged up 0.1% against the yuan. Gold dipped 0.2%. Lots of data reported today. Stocks were mixed overnight in Asia but are mostly […] More

Last Day of the Week, Month, Calendar Quarter, and Japanese Fiscal Year

March 31, 2017

Shortly before the release of several U.S. indicators (personal spending and income, the PCE price deflator, the Chicago PMI, and the Reuters/U. Michigan consumer sentiment index) the dollar was unchanged from last night against the euro, yen, Swiss franc, loonie, Aussie dollar and yuan. It had risen 0.3% against the kiwi and 0.1% versus the […] More

European Share Prices Higher after Drop in Asia

May 31, 2012

May 31st is seeing the typical month-end deluge of economic data, some of which have proved better than expected. The volume of German retail sales rose 0.6% in April on top of May’s 1.6% increase. Euro area CPI inflation slowed more than expected to 2.4% in May from 2.6% in June. Swiss real GDP advanced […] More