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Финико - German business morale rises thanks to robust industry
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22 февраля 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) — German business morale rose by far more than expected in February, hitting its highest level since October as the industrial sector powered along Europe’s largest economy despite lockdown restrictions, a survey showed on Monday. The Ifo institute said its business climate index increased to 92.4 from an upwardly revised 90.3 in January.…

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Финико - Lockdown decimates UK retail, borrowing surge slows
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22 февраля 2021

By William Schomberg and David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) — British retail sales tumbled in January as shops went back into lockdown, official data showed, but lower-than-expected public borrowing gave at least some relief to finance minister Rishi Sunak as he prepares his next round of emergency spending. A separate survey suggested the economy barely shrank…

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Финико - Exports energise German manufacturing as lockdown dampens services: PMI
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22 февраля 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) — A surge in demand for exports pushed activity in Germany’s manufacturing sector to a 36-month high in February as lockdown measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic pushed the services sector into a deeper contraction, a survey showed on Friday. IHS Markit’s flash purchasing managers’ index (PMI) of activity in the manufacturing sector…

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Финико - Japan’s consumer price decline slows, weak demand keeps outlook murky
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22 февраля 2021

By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) — Japan’s core consumer prices marked the sixth straight month of annual declines in January but the pace of falls slowed, offering some relief for policymakers worried about deflationary pressures the economy face from the coronavirus pandemic. Still, soft domestic demand means the Bank of Japan’s priority will be to…

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Финико - Australian Retail Sales Rise at Slower Pace as Lockdown Drags
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22 февраля 2021

(Bloomberg) — Australian household spending rose at a slower-than-expected pace in January as a short, sharp Covid-19 lockdown in the northeastern state of Queensland dragged on stronger performances in other parts of the country. Preliminary retail sales advanced 0.6% from December, but came in below economists’ median estimate of a 2% gain, the Australian Bureau…

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Финико - UK firms report strongest hiring intentions in a year: CIPD
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22 февраля 2021

LONDON (Reuters) — British businesses have the strongest hiring intentions in a year and fewer are planning to make redundancies as the economic outlook has brightened over the past three months, a human resources industry body said on Monday. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development said 56% of businesses planned to increase staff numbers…

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Финико - Business confidence in Colombia dipped in January on COVID containment measures
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22 февраля 2021

BOGOTA (Reuters) — Business confidence in Colombia experienced a slight decline for the second consecutive month in January due to the impact of confinement measures used by authorities to control a second wave of the coronavirus, the government said on Friday. The business confidence index fell 0.12% to 48.7% in January, the government’s DANE statistics…

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Финико - U.S. existing home sales unexpectedly rise in January
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22 февраля 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. home sales unexpectedly rose in January despite tight inventories boosting house prices. The National Association of Realtors said on Friday that existing home sales increased 0.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.69 million units last month. Sales have been increasing even as contracts have been declining. Economists polled by…

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