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Singapore economy: Quick View - Inflation weakens as economic activity slowsAug 23, 2019
...Event On August ##rd the Department of Statistics published inflation data showing that consumer prices increased by #.#% year on year in July. This marks a further easing in inflationary pressure after a year-on-year increase of #...
Turkey economy: Quick View - Construction sector activity slowsAug 23, 2019
...Event The volume of buildings for which construction licences were issued by local authorities in April-June ####, as measured in square metres, was the lowest in any three-month period since the second quarter of ####, according to data...
Bangladesh economy: Quick View - Remittances post strong growth in JulyAug 23, 2019
...Event According to data released by Bangladesh Bank (the central bank), overseas workers' remittances rose by ##.#% year on year in July, to US$#.#bn. Analysis Inflows in July were higher than the monthly average of US$#...
Kenya economy: Quick View - Wind power helps to offset hydro downturnAug 23, 2019
...Event Industrial indicators released on August ##th show a mixed picture: growth in electricity production slowed in the second quarter of #### because of drought, cement production made a small advance and vehicle assembly performed strongly. Analysis Power supply growth...
France economy: Quick View - Unemployment rate falls to ten-year lowAug 23, 2019
...Event Unemployment data from INSEE (the national statistics office) show that the unemployment rate fell to #.#% in the second quarter of ####, from #.#% in the first and #.#% a year earlier. The unemployment rate in...
Austria economy: Quick View - Retail sales rebound in JuneAug 23, 2019
...Event In June seasonally and calendar-adjusted retail sales (excluding motor vehicles) jumped by #.#% month on month, according to Eurostat-a sharp contrast to the #.#% drop recorded in May. In annual terms, retail sales rose by...
Bulgaria economy: Quick View - Current-account surplus surges in January-JuneAug 23, 2019
...Event In January-June the current account posted a surplus of EUR#.#bn (US$#bn), according to preliminary data from the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB, the central bank). This was a significant improvement from a surplus of EUR###.#m (US...
Iceland economy: Quick View - Employment figures stable, but slightly weaker in JulyAug 23, 2019
...Event In July the unemployment rate was at an unadjusted #.#% and a seasonally adjusted #.#%, according to new data released by Statistics Iceland. This represents a #.#-percentage-point decrease from #.#% in June. The...
Latvia politics: Quick View - Government's administrative reform faces local oppositionAug 23, 2019
...Event Latvia's minister for environmental protection and regional development, Juris Puce (Development/For!-AP!), is pushing for an ambitious administrative territorial reform that will merge the country's ### single-level local municipal authorities into ## units. However, local...
Finland economy: Quick View - Current-account surplus increases in JuneAug 23, 2019
...Event In June the current account recorded a surplus of EUR###m, compared with a surplus of EUR###m in May and a EUR#.#bn deficit in June ####, according to Statistics Finland. On a ##-month moving sum measure, the current...
Yemen politics: Quick View - Clashes spread across southern YemenAug 23, 2019
...Event On August ##th southern separatists seized two military bases in Abyan province. Analysis Hostilities have reignited between the Southern Transitional Council (STC), which favours an independent South Yemen and is close to the UAE, and the national government led...
Taiwan economy: Quick View - Unemployment rate rises in JulyAug 23, 2019
...Event On August ##nd the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) published data showing that the unemployment rate stood at #.##% in July, up from #.##% in June. Analysis In July the labour force increased by...
Yemen politics: Quick View - Houthis appoint ambassador to IranAug 23, 2019
...Event On August ##th the Houthi rebel government appointed an ambassador to Iran. Analysis The appointment of Ibrahim Mohammed Al-Dailami as ambassador to Iran is the latest move to formalise and entrench ties between the Houthi-controlled government in...
Thailand economy: Quick View - Cabinet approves bumper stimulus packageAug 23, 2019
...Event On August ##th the cabinet approved a Bt###bn (US$##bn) stimulus package. Disbursement will begin in the coming weeks. Analysis The stimulus package targets farmers, low-income earners and Thai residents travelling domestically for tourism. The constituent measures are...
Libya politics: Quick View - GNA retakes strategic town in southern LibyaAug 23, 2019
...Event On August ##th Hassan Mousa, the commander of the South Protection Force (SPF), a group aligned to the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), confirmed that the southern city of Murzuq, in Libya's Fezzan region, had been...
Papua New Guinea/Australia politics: Quick View - PNG seeks budgetary support from AustraliaAug 23, 2019
...Event The Australian foreign minister, Marise Payne, has confirmed that discussions are underway with the government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) on providing budgetary support to help to shore up the country's deteriorating public finances. Analysis PNG's public...
South Korea politics: Quick View - South Korea scraps intelligence-sharing agreement with JapanAug 23, 2019
...Event On August ##nd the National Security Council (NSC) under the president, Moon Jae-in, announced its decision to terminate the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) with Japan. Analysis The GSOMIA is a military intelligence-sharing agreement that...
Turkey economy: Quick View - Seasonally adjusted unemployment reaches 14% in MayAug 23, 2019
...Event In May #### the seasonally adjusted rate of unemployment rose to ##%, from ##.#% in November, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (Turkstat). On an unadjusted basis, unemployment was ##.#%, compared with #.#% in May ####...
Turkey economy: Quick View - Decline in industrial production is steeper in JuneAug 23, 2019
...Event The calendar-adjusted industrial production index, published by the Turkish Statistical Institute (Turkstat), declined by #.#% year on year in June, following a decline of only #.#% in May. Analysis Industrial production has been declining year on...
Japan economy: Quick View - Inflationary pressures remain muted in JulyAug 23, 2019
...Event On July ##rd the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications published consumer prices data for July. The all-items consumer price index rose by #.#% year on year, slower than the #.#% increase recorded in June. Analysis...