Guardian Stockbrokers Key Economic News Monday 16 April 2018

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UK Rightmove house price index registered a rise in April

On a YoY basis, the Rightmove house price index in the UK advanced 1.60% in April. The Rightmove house price index had advanced 2.10% in the previous month.

Euro-zone trade surplus widened in February

In February, the non-seasonally adjusted trade surplus in the Euro-zone widened to €18.90 billion. The Euro-zone had registered a trade surplus of €3.30 billion in the prior month.

German CPI rose as expected in March

In March, on an annual basis, the final consumer price index (CPI) rose 1.60% in Germany, meeting market expectations. In the prior month, the CPI had climbed 1.40%. The preliminary figures had also recorded an advance of 1.60%.

US Reuters/Michigan consumer sentiment index dropped in April

The flash Reuters/Michigan consumer sentiment index registered a drop to 97.80 in the US, in April, compared to a level of 101.40 in the prior month. Markets were expecting the Reuters/Michigan consumer sentiment index to drop to a level of 100.40.

US JOLTs job openings dropped in February

JOLTs job openings in the US recorded a drop to 6052.00K in February, higher than market expectations of a fall to 6024.00K. In the prior month, JOLTs job openings had registered a revised level of 6228.00K.

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