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Economists watch for consumer reaction
11 Aug 2006 source: iii.co.uk

WASHINGTON (AFX) - Failure of the plot to blow up U.S.-bound planes saved the weakening economy from a major jolt. Now economists are keeping close tabs on consumers and businesses for lingering fears. People and companies already had been tightening their belts, pressed by lofty energy prices, a loss of altitude in the once high-flying housing market and the toll of two years of interest rate in ...


Economists watch for terror plot impact
11 Aug 2006 source: iii.co.uk

WASHINGTON (AFX) - 0811dvs--london--terror Failure of the plot to blow up U.S.-bound planes saved the weakening economy from a major jolt. Now economists are keeping close tabs on consumers and businesses for lingering fears. People and companies already had been tightening their belts, pressed by lofty energy prices, a loss of altitude in the once high-flying housing market and the tol ...


BOND REPORT: Treasury Prices Decline After Surprising Growth In Retail Sales ...
11 Aug 2006 source: morningstar.com

Treasury prices declined Friday, sending yields higher, as data showed U.S. retail sales increased at the fastest pace in six months. The Commerce Department said retail sales rose 1.4% in July on higher automotive and gasoline sales. Excluding autos, retail sales increased 1%. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had been anticipating gains of 0.8% for retail sales overall and 0.5% for sales  ...


30 second guide to. . .the inflation report
11 Aug 2006 source: thisismoney.co.uk

Daily Mail11 August 2006 The Daily Mail City team gives a quick explanation of the Bank of England's inflation report WANT TO KNOW MORE? Where next for rates? OTHER STORIES Travel chaos set to continue Telent chief Parton quits Market report: Friday 16:00 BetonSports crisis after US pullout Powder room gamble for betting duo THE EDITOR'S PICKS TOP STORY: Where next fo ...


Retail sales rise .4 percent in July
11 Aug 2006 source: iii.co.uk

WASHINGTON (AFX) - Shoppers got back in the buying mood in July, propelling sales at the nation's retailers up by 1.4 percent, the most in six months. The snapback reported Friday by the Commerce Department came after shoppers hunkered down in June, depressing retail sales by 0.4 percent, according to revised figures. June's sales turned out to be even weaker than the 0.1 percent dip reported ...


ECONOMIC REPORT: U.S. July Retail Sales Up .4%, Biggest Gain In 6 Months ...
11 Aug 2006 source: morningstar.com

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) - Reviving talk of further rate hikes, U.S. retail sales increased at the fastest pace in six months in July, rising 1.4% on higher auto and gasoline sales, the Commerce Department reported Friday. Higher sales were seen across the board, from electronics to clothing. Sales of durable goods were particularly strong. "The reports of the consumers' demise appear to be pr ...


UPDATE: French Economy Grows At Fastest Rate In Five Years
11 Aug 2006 source: morningstar.com

LONDON (Dow Jones) -- French economic growth accelerated sharply in the second quarter as the soccer World Cup boosted consumer spending and faster expansion in Europe drove demand for exports, preliminary data showed Friday. Gross domestic product in Europe's third-largest economy increased as much as 1.2% from the first quarter, its biggest rise since the fourth quarter of 2000, according to  ...


Forex - Dollar finds support from rebound in US retail sales
11 Aug 2006 source: iii.co.uk

LONDON (AFX) - The dollar got a boost from a sharp rebound in US retail sales which opened the door to another US rate hike a touch further. "The robust retail sales report was the final blow in what has proved to be an ill-fated week for dollar bears, not the least of which was yesterday's terrorist attempt in London," said Michael Woolfolk at Bank of New York. The dollar's initial ga ...


European govt bonds fall further after strong data from France, Italy and US ...
11 Aug 2006 source: iii.co.uk

LONDON (AFX) - European government bonds continued lower, dented by strong economic numbers out of France and Italy which strengthened expectations of more rate hikes from the European Central Bank over the coming months. Shorter dated issues suffered most and declines were exaggerated late on when US Treasuries were hit by strong US data. Official figures showed that the French and Italian econ ...


CURRENCIES: Dollar At 2-week High After Retail Sales, Inflation Data ...
11 Aug 2006 source: morningstar.com

The dollar rose to two-week highs versus the euro and yen early Friday after U.S. economic data showed accelerating inflation and retail sales increasing at the fastest pace in six months. U.S. retail sales increased 1.4% in July on higher auto and gasoline sales, the Commerce Department said. Higher sales were seen across the board, from electronics to clothing. Economists surveyed by MarketWa ...


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