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US: Prices for imports ticked up 0.1% in December

“Prices for U.S. imports ticked up 0.1 percent in December, today, following a 0.8-percent rise the previous month,” the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Wednesday. Key highlights Higher fuel prices more than offset a decline in the price index for nonfuel prices in December.


UK: Economy expanded by 1.8% in 2017 – NIESR

“Our monthly estimates of GDP suggest that output grew by 0.6 per cent in the final quarter of 2017, an increase compared with the third quarter when the economy expanded by 0.4 per cent and the strongest quarterly growth estimate since the fourth quarter of


FX option expiries for Jan 10 NY cut

FX option expiries for Jan 10 NY cut at 10:00 Eastern Time, via DTCC, can be found below. – EUR/USD: 1.1875-85 (EUR 825m), 1.1900 (282m), 1.1915-25 (450m), 1.1950 (402m) – GBP/USD: 1.3500-05 (GBP 452m), 1.3507 (207m), 1.3535 (243m) – USD/JPY: 111.00 (USD 571m), 111.25 (270m), 112.30-40 (831m), 112.50 (282m),


WTI sits at the highest since Dec 2014, EIA data on tap

Consolidates near 3-year tops. Reverses to 5-DMA. Weekly US API crude stockpiles in focus. Having refresh three-year highs at $ 63.56 last hour, WTI (oil futures on NYMEX) entered a phase of upside consolidation, awaiting yet another bullish crude inventory report, this time to be


UK manufacturing production rises in Nov, beats expectations

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published the UK industrial and manufacturing production data on Friday, showing that the overall industrial activity improved in the month of November, with the manufacturing figures surprising the markets to the upside. Manufacturing output arrived at 0.4% m/m in Nov versus

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UK visible trade deficit unexpectedly widens in Nov

Separately, the UK goods trade balance report was released, which arrived at GBP -12.23 billion in Nov, versus GBP -10.70 billion expectations and GBP -11.68 billion (revised down from -10.78 billion) last. Total trade balance came in at GBP -2.80 billion in Nov versus GBP