Japan Overall Nationwide Inflation Advances 1.4% In January

Trading 23 fév 2018 Commentaire »

Overall nationwide consumer prices in Japan climbed 1.4 percent on year in January, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday.

That exceeded forecasts for 1.3 percent and was up from 1.0 percent in December.

Core CPI, which excludes food prices, advanced an annual 0.9 percent - above expectations for 0.8 percent and unchanged from the previous month.

Among the individual components, prices were higher annually for fuel, medical care, food, transportation and education, while they were down for furniture and housing.

On a monthly basis, overall inflation added 0.4 percent and core CPI gained 0.2 percent.

Among the individual components, prices were higher monthly for food, fuel and furniture, while they were down for clothing, recreation and medical care.

Also on Friday, the Bank of Japan said that producer prices in Japan were up 0.7 percent on year in January.

That was shy of expectations for a gain of 0.8 percent, which would have been unchanged from the previous month.

On a monthly basis, producer prices were down 0.6 percent after adding 0.2 percent in December.

Prices were down for leasing, transportation and financial services, while they were higher for advertising services.


The material has been provided by InstaForex Company - www.instaforex.com

Japan Producer Prices Advance 0.7% On Year In January

Trading 23 fév 2018 Commentaire »

Producer prices in Japan were up 0.7 percent on year in January, the Bank of Japan said on Friday.

That was shy of expectations for a gain of 0.8 percent, which would have been unchanged from the previous month.

On a monthly basis, producer prices were down 0.6 percent after adding 0.2 percent in December.

Prices were down for leasing, transportation and financial services, while they were higher for advertising services.


The material has been provided by InstaForex Company - www.instaforex.com

*Japan Producer Prices +0.7% On Year In January

Trading 23 fév 2018 Commentaire »

Japan Producer Prices +0.7% On Year In January


The material has been provided by InstaForex Company - www.instaforex.com

COLOMBIA: Colcap Trades 0.48% Higher On Ecopetrol And Bancolombia

Trading 23 fév 2018 Commentaire »

Colcap, the main index of the Colombian Stock Exchange, rose 0.48% near the end of Thursday's session, trading at 1,532.55 points, tracking Bancolombia and Ecopetrol shares.

Erika Baquero, an analyst at Alianza Valores, said that Bancolombia's good corporate results for the fourth quarter favored its rebound. Meanwhile, Ecopetrol rose more than 3% boosted by oil prices gains abroad.

Bancolombia net profit fell 20.25% in the fourth quarter from a year before, to 902 billion pesos (US$ 313.6 million), but traders viewed the earnings as positive, since the 2016 results were boosted by a tax credit.

Grupo Argos (-0.79%) reported a net loss of 28.7 billion pesos in the fourth quarter of 2017, from a 168.477 billion pesos profit obtained in the same period of 2016.

Grupo ?xito (-0.23%) reported a consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter of 2017 of 187.374 billion pesos, a fall of 2.15% in the same comparison basis.

The locally traded U.S. dollar closed at 2,860.00 Colombian pesos, marking a 0.74% drop, after the release of data on the oil inventories in the United States. Wilson Tovar, an analyst at Acciones & Valores, said that the drop in U.S. oil inventories valued the commodity abroad, favoring the upturn in emerging currencies such as the Colombian peso against the greenback.


The material has been provided by InstaForex Company - www.instaforex.com

Japan Overall Nationwide Inflation Jumps 1.4% In January

Trading 23 fév 2018 Commentaire »

Overall nationwide consumer prices in Japan were up 1.4 percent on year in January, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday.

That exceeded forecasts for 1.3 percent and was up from 1.0 percent in December.

Core CPI, which excludes food prices, advanced an annual 0.9 percent - above expectations for 0.8 percent and unchanged from the previous month.

On a monthly basis, overall inflation added 0.4 percent and core CPI gained 0.2 percent.


The material has been provided by InstaForex Company - www.instaforex.com

*Japan Nationwide CPI +1.4% On Year In January; Core CPI +0.9%

Trading 23 fév 2018 Commentaire »

Japan Nationwide CPI +1.4% On Year In January; Core CPI +0.9%


The material has been provided by InstaForex Company - www.instaforex.com

BRAZIL: Banco Do Brasil Beats Estimates And Ibovespa Renews Record Levels

Trading 23 fév 2018 Commentaire »

Ibovespa rose 0.74%, to 86,686.44 points - a new record closing level -, after Banco do Brasil posted better-than-expected results for the fourth quarter and boosted other financial sector shares, which have significant weight in the index.

Earlier in the day, the index rose above 1%, with a peak of 87,759.04 points, but the sharp increase lured profit-taking.

"There is a strong stock market expectation, the stock markets in the United States have been positive, which has encouraged a further increase. Earnings have also helped, especially for banks," said H.Commcor's operations desk manager, Ari Santos.

Banco do Brasil's shares (+3.11%) were among the most traded and recorded Ibovespa's highest gains after the bank posted adjusted net income of R$ 3.188 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, 82.5% above the profit recorded in the same period of 2016 and considerably higher than estimates (R$ 2.791 billion). Other bank stocks tracked, like those of Ita? Unibanco (+0.55%), although it lost breath during the trading session.

Petrobras shares (+2.41%) also performed well, supported by higher oil prices abroad, while Vale (+1.94%) tracked the rise in iron ore prices after a holiday in China.

For the coming days, the bet is on maintaining the good moment for the Ibovespa in case there are no external shocks and amid signs that the domestic economy is recovering. Still, the government's efforts to approve measures after the pension reform has been aborted should be noted.

"Now the government is looking for political support to accelerate the package of 15 measures, which are being targeted to fill the agenda until the elections. Of course, the Temer government must once again face resistance in some of these bets," said Magliano Corretora's analysts in a report.


The material has been provided by InstaForex Company - www.instaforex.com

New Zealand Retail Sales Climb 1.7% In Q4

Trading 23 fév 2018 Commentaire »

The total volume of retail sales in New Zealand jumped a seasonally adjusted 1.7 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2017, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday.

That topped expectations for a gain of 1.4 percent following the 0.2 percent increase in the three months prior.

Eleven of the 15 retail industries had higher sales volumes.

Food and beverage services had the largest increase, up 3.7 percent, following a 2.6 percent fall in the September 2017 quarter.

"Food and beverage services led this quarter's retail increases," retail trade manager Sue Chapman said. "But people were not just eating out, they also spent more on groceries in the December quarter."

Motor-vehicles, and supermarket and grocery stores, both recorded solid increases for December, up 2.1 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively.

Accommodation had the largest fall, down 2.3 percent. This decline in volume follows a record price rise in the December quarter, up 6.0 percent.

The total value of retail sales rose 1.9 percent (NZ$444 million) as 13 of the 15 retail industries had higher sales values.

Food and beverage services had the largest increase, up 4.1 percent (NZ$114 million). This rise follows a 1.8 percent (NZ$51 million) fall in the September 2017 quarter.

Supermarket and grocery stores recorded a second consecutive solid increase, up 1.5 percent (NZ$76 million) in December, following a 1.9 percent (NZ$93 million) rise in the September 2017 quarter.

Fuel retailing rose 3.8 percent (NZ$74 million) following a fall of 1.9 percent (NZ$38 million) in the September quarter. Prices (which are not seasonally adjusted) can fluctuate strongly in the fuel industry. The December 2017 quarter prices rose 6.0 percent, following a 1.5 percent fall in the September 2017 quarter.

Hardware, building, and garden supplies had the largest fall, down 0.8 percent (NZ$17 million). This modest decrease follows six years of consecutive increases.

Regions sales up in the North and South islands as 12 of the 16 regions recorded increases in the December 2017 quarter.

The values of sales in the North Island rose 0.8 percent (NZ$139 million) in the December 2017 quarter, after a 0.5 percent (NZ$85 million) rise in the September 2017 quarter.

The value of sales in the South Island rose 1.4 percent (NZ$78 million) in the December 2017 quarter, after a 1.0 percent (NZ$54 million) rise in the September 2017 quarter.

The largest rises were in the Canterbury region, up 1.7 percent (NZ$51 million), followed by Auckland, up 0.5 percent (NZ$44 million), Waikato, up 1.7 percent (NZ$35 million) and Bay of Plenty, up 1.7 percent (NZ$24 million).

Northland, Taranaki, West Coast, and Nelson regions all recorded falls of less than NZ$2 million in the December 2017 quarter.


The material has been provided by InstaForex Company - www.instaforex.com

Japan Inflation Data Due On Friday

Trading 23 fév 2018 Commentaire »

Japan will on Friday release January figures for consumer prices, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.

Overall nationwide CPI is expected to rise 1.3 percent on year, accelerating from 1.0 percent in December. Core CPI is called at 0.8 percent, down from 0.9 percent a month earlier.

Japan also will see producer price data for January, with forecasts calling for an increase of 0.8 percent on year - unchanged from the previous month.

Singapore will release January numbers for consumer prices; in December, CPI was down 0.1 percent on month and up 0.4 percent on year.


The material has been provided by InstaForex Company - www.instaforex.com

What Is Aquagenic Urticaria? Toddler Suffers From Allergic Reaction To Water

Trading 23 fév 2018 Commentaire »
A toddler in Minnesota and her parents are dealing with an allergic reaction no child has ever had to deal with at such a young age before. Ivy Lynn Angerman, the 18-month-old daughter of Brittany and Dan Angerman, developed severe reactions to water when she was about a year old, her parents told KMSP.