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Economic Statistics

South Korean CPI

The Consumer Price Index came in as expected, with the Core number coming in with a softer reading than the prior month. The details are as follows:

  • CPI (MoM) – Survey:0.4%   Actual:0.4%   Prior:0.5%
  • CPI (YoY) – Survey:3.1%   Actual:3.1%   Prior:3.4%
  • Core CPI (YoY) – Actual:2.5%   Prior:3.2%

US Jobless Claims Improve as Personal Income and Spending Drop

Jobless Claims:  Survey:  355K    Actual: 351K   Prior: 351K    Revised:  353K   

Continuing Claims:  Survey: 3418K    Actual:  3402K    Prior: 3392K   Revised: 3404K

Personal Income:   Survey: 0.4%     Actual:  0.3%    Prior:  0.5%   

Personal Spending:   Survey: 0.4%    Actual: 0.2%  Prior: 0.0% 

PCE Deflator:    Survey: 2.3%  Actual:  2.4%   Prior: 2.4%  Revsied: 2.5%

PCE Core(MoM):     Survey: 0.2%   Actual:  0.2%    Prior: 0.2%   Revsied:  0.1%

Aussie Private Capital Expenditure

Weaker Private Capital Expenditure out of Australia for the 4th quarter has put some pressure on the Aussie coming in down -0.3% vs. the expectation of +3.8%. Also released weaker than expected were Building Approvals for January.

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