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May, 10

Today at 13:30 GMT +1, new economic data about

The total value of all New Zealand exports rose in February by 2.5% compared to last year to a total of NZ $4.0 billion. At the same time the value of all imports to New Zealand also increased by 2.8% to NZ $3.9 billion. This means that the trade balance improved by NZ$ 72 milion. The increase is mainly due to an increase in fish processing and goods related with it.

Today at 13:30 GMT +1, new economic data about the current number of people who’ve applied for unemployment benefits in the USA will be published. A slight increase from 265,000 to 268,000 new claims is expected. In the long-term, this figure is almost the lowest it has been in the last nine years. The American economy is booming again, and new jobs are being created every month. This means that fewer Americans are having to claim unemployment benefits.

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May, 9

Trading balance in New Zealand rises

The total value of all New Zealand exports rose in February by 2.5% compared to last year to a total of NZ $4.0 billion. At the same time the value of all imports to New Zealand also increased by 2.8% to NZ $3.9 billion. This means that the trade balance improved by NZ$ 72 milion. The increase is mainly due to an increase in fish processing and goods related with it.
Today at 13:30 GMT +1, new economic data about the current number of people who’ve applied for unemployment benefits in the USA will be published. A slight increase from 265,000 to 268,000 new claims is expected. In the long-term, this figure is almost the lowest it has been in the last nine years. The American economy is booming again, and new jobs are being created every month. This means that fewer Americans are having to claim unemployment benefits.

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March, 29

Easter week is making itself noticeable

The business climate index is published monthly by the CESifo Group and serves as an early indicator for the economic development in Germany. The index includes the estimates of the management of over 7,000 companies with respect to the current business situation and their future expectations. The business climate index can be used as reference for the development of the German gross domestic product. Historically, about 50% of the change in the GDP can be derived from the development of the business climate index.
After the huge expirations last week and the end of the first quarter, many investors seem to have gone on Easter break. In Asia, there are no remarkable price movements, with the exception of Tokyo, where the stock market after the holiday break of the previous day had built up a lot of demand and rose by 1.9% at the end of trading.
Yesterday, the new iPhone SE was presented with a small 4 inch screen . The device is technically based on the iPhone 6S, but has similar haptics to the iPhone 5. Apple is trying to reach customers who when buying a new mobile device prefered the smaller iPhone 5S.

24
February, 24

High Frequency by Trading Central

The somewhat disappointing economic data from the US has increased specualtion that further interest rate hikes will be delayed. American consumers only increased their spending by 0.1% in February. In addition, the data from January had to be revised and was less than originally expected. In total, the data shows a definite slowdown of the US economy to start the year 2016. Despite the booming labor market, the FED will probably wait for the time being and observe how the economy develops before making any new interest rate hikes.
Consumer Confidence is calculated through a survey of 5,000 American households. Its intent is to determine the current confidence under the present economic circumstances the view of the US citizens regarding future economic development. A high level of Consumer Confidence is generally connected with increased consumption, which when sustained can lead to increases in inflation. Private consumption is the largest economic factor in the US, it makes up nearly 50% of the total economic output. For this reason, any change in Consumer Confidence is closely monitored.
VW shareholders may not receive a dividend in 2016. While nothing is official, whether or not a dividend will be paid in 2016 depends on just how much VW will have to pay as a result of the exhaust scandal. THe last dividends paid out by VW were €1.50 per preference share and €0.50 per ordinary share.

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February, 24

Trading balance in New Zealand rises

The total value of all New Zealand exports rose in February by 2.5% compared to last year to a total of NZ $4.0 billion. At the same time the value of all imports to New Zealand also increased by 2.8% to NZ $3.9 billion. This means that the trade balance improved by NZ$ 72 milion. The increase is mainly due to an increase in fish processing and goods related with it.
Today at 13:30 GMT +1, new economic data about the current number of people who’ve applied for unemployment benefits in the USA will be published. A slight increase from 265,000 to 268,000 new claims is expected. In the long-term, this figure is almost the lowest it has been in the last nine years. The American economy is booming again, and new jobs are being created every month. This means that fewer Americans are having to claim unemployment benefits.