Sweden's GDP increased 2.6 percent in second quarter 2014

TODAY: Sept. 20, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 18, 2014

Press release from Statistics Sweden 2014-09-18 9:30 AM Nr 2014:482 National accounts, 2nd quarter 2014: Sweden's GDP increased 2.6 percent in second quarter 2014 Sweden's GDP increased 2.6 percent in the second quarter 2014, working-day adjusted and compared with the ...

Canadian Investors Add C$9.67 Billion in Foreign Securities in July

TODAY: Sept. 20, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 18, 2014

By Paul Vieira OTTAWA--Canadian investors in July made their biggest investment in foreign securities in over seven years, while foreigners added Canadian equities and corporate debt to their holdings after a selloff in the previous month, Statistics Canada said Thursday. ...

Ireland's Economy Surges Ahead of Eurozone

TODAY: Sept. 20, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 18, 2014

Ireland's economy was the fastest-growing in Europe during the three months to June as it continued to recover from a property-market and banking collapse that forced the government to rely on financing from the International Monetary Fund and the European ...

South African Central Bank Gov. to Step Down

TODAY: Sept. 20, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 18, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa--South African Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus said Thursday that she will step down when her contract expires in November, bringing to an end a tenure that turned the country's top banker into a persistent critic of her ...

CURRENCIES: Pound Rises To Two-year High Against Euro

TODAY: Sept. 20, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 18, 2014

By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- The pound reached a two-year high against the euro Thursday as investors entered bullish positions in the currency as Scots headed to the polls to vote on a closely watched referendum on independence. ...

U.S. Jobless Claims at Second-Lowest Level in 14 Years--Update

TODAY: Sept. 20, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 18, 2014

By Jonathan House WASHINGTON--The number of new applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to their second-lowest level in 14 years, the latest indication layoffs are trending lower amid generally improving economic conditions. Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell by ...

U.S. Jobless Claims Fell 36K Last Week

TODAY: Sept. 20, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 18, 2014

By Jonathan House and Josh Mitchell WASHINGTON-The number of new applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to near post-recession lows, the latest indication layoffs are trending sharply lower amid generally improving economic conditions. Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell ...

U.S. New Home Sales-Sep 18

TODAY: Sept. 20, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 18, 2014

Seasonally adjusted levels (except actual level, which is not seasonally adjusted) and percent changes for houses sold by region in thousands during period. Prices in millions of dollars. Previous months are subject to revision. A-denotes ratio of houses for sale ...

U.S. Durable Goods-Historical

TODAY: Sept. 20, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 18, 2014

Seasonally adjusted data in millions of dollars. R denotes revised. (NAIC Historic Time Series). Source: U.S. Commerce Department. -NEW ORDERS- -SHIPMENTS- -UNFILLED ORDERS- Mo Ago Yr A Mo Ago Yr Ag Mo Ago Yr Ago Level % chg % chg: ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: S&P 500, Dow Close At Record Highs

TODAY: Sept. 20, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 18, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The S&P; 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at record levels on Thursday as investors welcomed the Federal Reserve's commitment to low interest rates long after the ending ...

U.S. Construction Spending-Historical

TODAY: Sept. 20, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 18, 2014

Seasonally adjusted annual rate in billions of current dollars. M/M denotes percent change from previous month. Y/Y denotes percent change from previous year. Source: U.S. Commerce Department. TOTAL PRIVATE STATE/LOCAL PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION M/M Y/Y M/M Y/Y M/M ...

Scottish Vote Echoes Far and Wide

TODAY: Sept. 20, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 18, 2014

By Matt Moffett, Nicholas Winning and Jenny Gross Even before the votes were counted in Scotland's independence referendum, the hotly contested ballot has generated a political shock that will have long-term implications for how the U.K. is governed and will ...

Brazil to Extend Affordable-Housing Program

TODAY: Sept. 20, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 18, 2014

By Paulo Trevisani BRASILIA--Brazil's Finance Minister Guido Mantega said late Wednesday that the government will extend its massive affordable-housing program. Mr. Mantega said that the program, known as My House, My Life, will be expanded by 350,000 units in early ...

Connecticut Gov. Malloy Releases Tax Returns

TODAY: Sept. 20, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 18, 2014

By Joseph De Avila Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy and his wife, Catherine Malloy, owed $65,897 in federal taxes for 2013 on total income of $305,534, according to returns released by his re-election campaign Wednesday. Mr. Malloy, a Democrat, earns $150,000 ...

Swiss August Exports Slip

TODAY: Sept. 20, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 18, 2014

ZURICH--Weaker European demand for Switzerland's pharmaceuticals and chemicals, precision instruments and watches, as well as one work day less, eroded export growth in August. Exports in August fell 3.4% year over year in real terms adjusted for inflation to 14.86 ...

European Markets Range-Bound as Investors Eye Scottish Referendum

TODAY: Sept. 20, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 18, 2014

By Josie Cox European shares tentatively tracked gains on Wall Street on Thursday, but all eyes rested on the Scottish referendum, keeping moves in both currency and stock markets range-bound. In early trade, the Stoxx Europe 600 added 0.3%, while ...

Fed's Calm Spurs Stock Futures Higher

TODAY: Sept. 20, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 18, 2014

By Saumya Vaishampayan U.S. stock futures rose Thursday after the Federal Reserve indicated it is in no rush to raise interest rates. Stock futures remained higher after the release of mixed economic reports. Jobless claims fell by 36,000 to 280,000 ...

ECB Allots EUR82.6 Billion at First Four-Year TLTRO

TODAY: Sept. 20, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 18, 2014

By Todd Buell FRANKFURT--The European Central Bank said Thursday that eurozone banks borrowed EUR82.6 billion in four-year loans from a new ECB facility aimed at spurring lending to businesses and boosting inflation from its current ultra-low levels. The amount was ...