By the numbers: The global economy this week
Highlights of economic data released last week, from central bank policies to trade and growth trends.
October 14, 2019
AUSTRALIA: The dollar rose versus other major currencies amid reports that China was open to a partial trade deal with the United States.
Central bank policy
U.S.: For future rate adjustments, Federal Reserve policy makers agreed that they would assess "realized and expected economic conditions" relative to their objectives.
CHINA: The Caixin China Composite PMI rose to 51.9 in September from 51.6 in August.
GERMANY: Industrial production grew 0.3% in August.
GERMANY: Factory orders slipped 0.6% in August.
U.K.: Construction output increased by 0.1% in the three months to August.
U.K.: Industrial output fell by 0.4% in the three months to August.
U.K.: Services output increased 0.4% in the three months to August.
U.K.: GDP grew 0.3% in the three months to August.
U.S.: Consumer credit increased 5.25% in August.
U.S.: The Producer Price Index for final demand fell 0.3% in September.
U.S.: Initial jobless claims fell by 10,000 to 210,000 in the week ended October 5, 2019.
AUSTRALIA: The NAB Business Confidence Index showed below-average conditions, but the pace of decline slowed in September.
EUROZONE: The Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence Index declined in October.
U.S.: The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index dipped in September.
U.S.: The University of Michigan’s index of consumer sentiment rose to 96.0 in October from 93.2 in September.