By the numbers: The global economy this week
Highlights of economic data released last week, from central bank policies to trade and growth trends.
September 23, 2019
U.S.: The dollar fell versus other major currencies.
Central bank policy
U.K.: The Bank of England decided to maintain the bank rate at 0.75%.
U.S.: The Federal Reserve lowered the target range for the federal funds rate to 1.75% to 2%.
JAPAN: Exports fell 8.2% in August.
CANADA: Manufacturing sales declined 1.3% in July.
EUROZONE: Construction output declined 0.7% in July.
GERMANY: Producer prices increased 0.3% in August.
U.K.: Producer price inflation fell to 1.6% in August from 1.9% in July.
U.K.: Retail sales grew 0.6% in the three months to August.
U.S.: Industrial production rose 0.6% in August.
U.S.: Housing starts jumped 12.3% in August.
U.S.: The Conference Board Leading Economic Index remained flat in August.
U.S.: Existing home sales increased 1.3% in August.
U.S.: Initial jobless claims rose by 2,000 to 208,000 in the week ended September 14, 2019.
GERMANY: The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment remained negative in September.