Guardian Stockbrokers Key Economic News Wednesday 10 February 2021

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The key points from today’s economic news, brought to you by Guardian Stockbrokers.


German trade surplus widened less than expected in December

In Germany, the seasonally adjusted trade surplus widened less than expected to €16.10 billion in December, compared to a revised surplus of €16.00 billion in the prior month.

German current account surplus widened in December

In Germany, current account surplus widened to €28.20 billion in December, compared to a revised surplus of €21.20 billion in the prior month. Markets were expecting current account surplus to widen to €28.80 billion.

US JOLTS job openings unexpectedly advanced in December

In the US, JOLTs job openings registered an unexpected rise to a level of 6646.00 K in December, compared to a revised reading of 6572.00 K in the prior month. Market anticipations were for the JOLTS job openings to fall to 6500.00 K.

US small business optimism index unexpectedly dropped in January

In the US, the small business optimism index recorded a drop to a level of 95.00 in January, compared to a level of 95.90 in the previous month.

Chinese CPI dropped in January

In China, the consumer price index (CPI) registered a drop of 0.30% on a YoY basis in January, compared to an advance of 0.20% in the prior month.

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