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Buz Investors German Ifo business expectations The Ifo Business Climate Index for Germany increased to 112.3 in March 2017 from an upwardly revised 111.1 in February and above market expectations of 111. It was the highest reading since Forex News 

German Ifo business expectations index climbed in March

German Ifo business expectations index climbed in March Buz Investors German Ifo business expectations  The Ifo Business Climate Index for Germany increased to 112.3 in March 2017 from an upwardly revised 111.1 in February and above market expectations of 111. It was the highest reading since July of 2011. The index of current conditions increased further to 119.3 from 118.4 and above expectations of 118.3; and the gauge of future expectations also rose to 105.7 from 104.2 and above consensus of 104.3. Sentiment rose among manufacturers, constructors, and retailers but…

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Buz Investors Eurozone manufacturing PMI The final Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI was revised up to 55.2 in January of 2017 from a preliminary of 55.1 and 54.9 in the previous month. It is the highest reading since April of 2011 amid strong output, new business and the fastest job creation since the first half of 2011 while price pressures continued to intensify Forex News 

Eurozone manufacturing PMI surprisingly climbed in March

Eurozone manufacturing PMI surprisingly climbed in March Buz Investors Eurozone manufacturing PMI The Markit Flash Eurozone Manufacturing PMI rose to 56.2 in March of 2017 from 55.4 in February and beating market expectations of 55.3. It is the highest reading since April of 2011 as export orders jumped and payrolls were the highest in nearly six years. In contrast, output growth eased slightly and price pressures intensified. A weakened euro was widely reported to have exacerbated the impact of increased global prices for many commodities, notably oil and energy as…

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Buz Investors Eurozone consumer price index The flash consumer price index in Eurozone registered a rise of 2.0% in February on an annual basis, meeting market expectations. Forex News 

Eurozone consumer confidence index rose in March

Eurozone consumer confidence index rose in March Buz Investors Eurozone consumer confidence Consumer confidence in the Euro Area increased to -5 in March of 2017 from -6.2 in February and better than market expectations of -5.7, preliminary estimates showed. In the European Union, consumer sentiment rose 1 point to -4.2. Consumer Confidence in the Euro Area averaged -12.23 from 1985 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 2.30 in May of 2000 and a record low of -34.50 in March of 2009. OTHER STORIES BUZ TRADERS FOLLOW ONE COUNTRY…

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Buz Investorw German services PMI The final Markit Germany Services PMI Business Activity Index rose to 54.4 in February 2017 from a four month-low of 53.4 in January Forex News 

German services PMI climbed in March

German services PMI climbed in March Buz Investors German services PMI climbed The Markit Flash Germany Services PMI rose to 55.6 in March of 2017 from 54.4 in February and above market expectations of 54.6. The reading pointed to the highest expansion in services activities since December of 2015, boosted by rising output, new work and the fastest gain in employment since March of 2011. Services PMI in Germany averaged 53.13 Index Points from 2007 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 60.30 Index Points in January of 2011…

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German manufacturing PMI surprisingly advanced in March

German manufacturing PMI surprisingly advanced in March Buz Investors German manufacturing PMI  The Markit Flash Germany Manufacturing PMI rose to 58.3 in March of 2017 from 56.8 in February and above market expectations of 56.5. It is the highest reading in 71 months, boosted by rising new work while demand from the US, China, the UK, Asia and the Middle East led to the sharpest rise in export orders since April of 2011. In addition, backlogs of work rose faster and payrolls went up the most since July of 2011….

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Buz Investors Japanese manufacturing PMI expanded The Nikkei Japan Final Manufacturing PMI came in at 52.7 in January of 2017, compared to a preliminary figure of 52.8 and a final 52.4 in December 2016. It was the highest reading since March 2014, Forex News 

Japanese manufacturing PMI declined in March

Japanese manufacturing PMI declined in March Buz Investors Japanese manufacturing PMI The Nikkei Japan Flash Manufacturing PMI fell to 52.6 in March of 2017 from 53.3 in February and missing market consensus of 53.5. It was the lowest reading since December 2016, due to a slowdown in output, new orders and new export orders while business confidence softened to four-month low. At the same time, job creation remained solid. Input prices continued to rise but output prices declined marginally. “Although signalling a slower rate of expansion during March, the latest…

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Buz Investors UK Rightmove house price The Rightmove house price index in the UK climbed 1.30% in March on a MoM basis. The Rightmove house price index had recorded a rise of 2.00% in the previous month. Forex News 

UK Rightmove house price index rose in March

UK Rightmove house price index rose in March Buz Investors UK Rightmove house price  The Rightmove house price index in the UK climbed 1.30% in March on a MoM basis. The Rightmove house price index had recorded a rise of 2.00% in the previous month. Price of property coming to market increases by 1.3% (+£3,877) this month, the same average rise as in buy-to-let-boosted March 2016 Monthly rise of this size has only been exceeded once at this time of year since 2007   OTHER STORIES BUZ TRADERS FOLLOW $AHG…

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Australian Westpac consumer confidence index advanced in March

Australian Westpac consumer confidence index advanced in March Buz Investors Australian Westpac consumer confidence The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Consumer Sentiment Index for Australia rose 0.1 percent to 99.7 in March 2017, compared to a 2.3 0.1 percent rise February. While expectations for the economic outlook over the next 12 months increased by 1.6 percent, expectations for the economic conditions for the next five years went up 3.9 percent and the gauge for whether this was a good time to buy major household items advanced by 0.1 percent. In contrast, the measure…

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Buz Investors German economic sentiment The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany rose to 16.6 in January 2017 from 13.8 in the previous month, but missing market consensus of 18.3. It remained at its strongest level since June 2016 Forex News 

German economic sentiment index climbs in March

German economic sentiment index climbs in March Buz Investors German economic sentiment   The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany rose to 12.8 in March 2017 from 10.4 in the previous month but below market consensus of 13.1. While industrial production and exports witnessed a positive development, the figures for incoming orders and retail sales were less favourable. The political risks resulting from upcoming elections in a number of EU countries are keeping uncertainty surrounding the economy at a relatively high level. OTHER STORIES BUZ TRADERS FOLLOW VANCOUVER SEES MAJOR…

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Buz Investors March rate hike The U.S. dollar is higher against most major pairs as the two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting is expected to bring forth the first U.S. interest rate hike of 2017. The FOMC statement will be released on Wednesday Forex News 

March rate hike at 93 percent probability

March rate hike at 93 percent probability Buz Investors March rate hike  The U.S. dollar is higher against most major pairs as the two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting is expected to bring forth the first U.S. interest rate hike of 2017. The FOMC statement will be released on Wednesday, March 13 at 2:00 pm EDT ( 7:00 pm GMT) with a scheduled press conference from Fed Chair Janet Yellen starting at 2:30 pm. The U.S. central bank is forecasted to hike the benchmark rate 25 basis points at…

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