UK Employers Make Hiring Plans Ahead Of Brexit: REC Survey

More British employers make hiring plans as Brexit countdown begins, the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) showed Wednesday. About 22 percent of employers who hire temporary agency workers plan to raise headcount over the next four to 12 months compared to just 11 percent last month. However, only 17 percent ...

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South Korea GDP Adds 0.2% On Quarter In Q4

South Korea’s gross domestic product was up a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2017, the Bank of Korea said on Wednesday. That follows the 1.4 percent gain in the third quarter. On a yearly basis, GDP expanded 2.8 percent – slowing from 3.8 percent ...

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New Zealand Activity Outlook Rises In March – ANZ

The activity outlook in New Zealand showed modest improvement in March, the latest survey from ANZ Bank revealed on Wednesday with an index score of 21.8. That’s up from 20.4 in February. However, the bank also noted that its business confidence index sank to a reading of -20, from -19 ...

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South Korea GDP Gains 0.2% On Quarter In Q4

South Korea’s gross domestic product expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2017, the Bank of Korea said on Wednesday. That follows the 1.4 percent gain in the third quarter. On a yearly basis, GDP expanded 2.8 percent – slowing from 3.8 percent in ...

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BRAZIL: Ibovespa Falls With Electoral Uncertainty And U.S. Trade War

Ibovespa, the benchmark stock index in Brazil, closed down 1.50% to 83,808.05 points Wednesday, influenced by investors’ uncertainty about the Brazilian electoral scenario, since Henrique Meirelles joined a profusion of center-right candidates. Abroad, the continuing tensions between the United States and China do not erase the possibility of a trade ...

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MEXICO: Jobless Rate Falls To 3.3% In February From January

Mexico’s unemployment rate slightly decreased to 3.3% of the economically active population in February, from 3.4% in the previous two months, according to the country’s statistical agency. Meanwhile, the rate fell by 0.2 pp compared to the same month of 2017, keeping with the deceleration process observed in the last ...

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Dollar Inching Higher Ahead Of GDP Report

The dollar is up slightly against all of its major rivals Tuesday afternoon. Consumer confidence data came in weaker than expected this morning, but traders appear to be looking forward to some important data in the next two days. GDP and international trade are slated for Wednesday, while weekly jobless ...

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Treasuries Show Strong Move Back To The Upside

After ending the previous session modestly lower, treasuries showed a significant move back to the upside during trading on Tuesday. Bond prices moved modestly higher early in the session and saw further upside as the day progressed. As a result, the yield on the benchmark ten-year note, which moves opposite ...

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