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  • US existing home sales decline in December

    Thursday 20 Jan 2022

    (Sharecast News) - US existing home sales fell in December as higher prices and record low inventory levels shut out first-time buyers.

  • Philly Fed manufacturing index edges past forecasts at the start of 2022

    Thursday 20 Jan 2022

    (Sharecast News) - Activity in the us mid-Atlantic region picked up the pace last month with new orders, shipments and delivery times both improving.

  • US initial jobless claims unexpectedly rise last week

    Thursday 20 Jan 2022

    (Sharecast News) - Americans made first-time unemployment benefit claims at a higher than expected clip last week, driven by an increased number of Covid-19 cases that disrupted business activity across the nation.

  • Euro area CPI rises as expected in December on inflation in services

    Thursday 20 Jan 2022

    (Sharecast News) - The cost of living in the single currency bloc rose as expected last month amid a jump in services and energy prices.

  • German producer prices clock in with fastest rise ever in December

    Thursday 20 Jan 2022

    (Sharecast News) - A surge in natural gas prices stoked the fastest pace of increase in German producer prices ever at the end of 2021.

  • ECB does not need to react as quickly as the Fed, Lagarde says

    Thursday 20 Jan 2022

    (Sharecast News) - The European Central Bank should not raise interest rates as quickly as the Federal Reserve, Christine Lagarde told French media.

  • How long will sideways trading and "boring" price action last for Bitcoin?

    Thursday 20 Jan 2022

    (Sharecast News) - The world's largest cryptocurrency continues to languish below $42,000, far from its recent highs that saw the price approach its first control zone or resistance at $45,000. Similarly, the price is holding above its support just below $40,000, set by the January 10th lows. Bitcoin maintains a sideways movement between these two prices, giving no sign of a breakout in either direction. Wednesday's declines, amid a general pummeling of risk assets, left a low near $41,000, the worst change for Bitcoin in 10 days since it hit a floor at $39,800.

  • US housing starts unexpectedly rise in December

    Wednesday 19 Jan 2022

    (Sharecast News) - US housing starts unexpectedly rose in December and building permits surged, according to figures released on Wednesday by the Commerce Department.

  • German inflation hits highest level since 1993

    Wednesday 19 Jan 2022

    (Sharecast News) - German consumer prices hit their highest level in almost three decades during 2021, the statistics office Destatis said on Wednesday.

  • Bitcoin is "vulnerable" amid widespread sell-off in risk assets

    Wednesday 19 Jan 2022

    (Sharecast News) - Bitcoin joins the global falls in financial markets, especially strong in risk assets, and trades below the $42,000 level, after two consecutive days in which it has closed around $41,500. The world's largest cryptocurrency has fallen almost 10% since the start of the new year, while cryptocurrency funds string five consecutive weeks of outflows.

  • Oil supply set to overtake demand - IEA

    Wednesday 19 Jan 2022

    (Sharecast News) - Oil supply is on track to outstrip demand, the International Energy Agency forecast on Wednesday, with the Omicron variant having only a "muted" impact on demand.

  • German investor sentiment improves in January - ZEW

    Tuesday 18 Jan 2022

    (Sharecast News) - German investor sentiment improved in January amid hopes the economy will pick up as Covid cases fall, according to a survey released on Tuesday by the ZEW Center for European Economic Research in Mannheim.

  • BoJ says risks to prices 'generally balanced' but stays put on policy

    Tuesday 18 Jan 2022

    (Sharecast News) - The Bank of Japan anticipated that the country's economy "was likely to recover" as the impact of Covid-19 on services and its related supply-side constraints waned, policy makers said following their latest policy meeting.

  • Bitcoin puts $40,000 back in focus as attention is on Cardano

    Tuesday 18 Jan 2022

    (Sharecast News) - Bitcoin and other main altcoins fell on Tuesday, with the exception of Cardano, which maintained its upward momentum after reaching the highest levels since the end of December. The world's leading cryptocurrency decided to ignore the positive signals coming from the options market and touched almost one-week lows on Monday, below $42,000, leading some analysts to believe that a new fall towards $40,000 is in the offing. Total capitalization is barely over $2 trillion.

  • Selling pressure eases on Bitcoin to keep consolidating at around $42,000

    Monday 17 Jan 2022

    (Sharecast News) - Bitcoin leaves the weekend behind, where the price of the world's largest cryptocurrency remained stable, consolidating at around $42,000 - $44,000. Taking into account options market strike prices and technical analysis, Bitcoin is expected to fluctuate in this range for the short term. Blockchain data shows that long-term holders curbed their selling pressure, which favors consolidation for the digital currency queen.

  • Chinese economic momentum eases as outlook cools

    Monday 17 Jan 2022

    (Sharecast News) - China reported a solid end to the year on Monday, with better-than-forecast economic growth, but the upbeat note was tempered after the central bank unexpectedly cut a key lending rate amid a weaker outlook.

  • US industrial production dips in December amid declines in auto and gas output

    Friday 14 Jan 2022

    (Sharecast News) - Industrial output underwhelmed at the end of December amid a decline in automobile manufacturing and in the output of gas utilities due to warmer-than-normal temperatures.

  • US retail sales slump in December amid rising prices

    Friday 14 Jan 2022

    (Sharecast News) - US retail sales unexpectedly slumped in December amid rising prices, according to figures released on Friday by the Commerce Department.

  • US consumer confidence dips below forecasts in January

    Friday 14 Jan 2022

    (Sharecast News) - US consumer confidence slipped to its second lowest reading ever amid increasing worries over inflation, the results of a very closely-followed survey revealed.

  • China's foreign trade surplus jumps in December as imports slump

    Friday 14 Jan 2022

    (Sharecast News) - China's foreign trade surplus surged at the end of 2021, but only as a result of the drag on imports from weakness in the country's property sector.

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