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A Look at Key Economic Indicators Released Last Week

Sarah Sands - Author

Nov. 27 2017, Published 11:33 a.m. ET

Key economic indicators

Major economic indicators released last week include the following:

  • China’s (FXI) (YINN) retail sales
  • US (QQQ) (IWM) retail sales
  • US (SPY) (SPX-INDEX) inflation
  • Germany (EWG) Ifo Business Climate Index
  • Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index
  • Eurozone (EZU) (VGK) ZEW Economic Sentiment Index
  • Eurozone consumer confidence
  • Eurozone (IEV) inflation

Economic indicators are important measures to understand the performance of the global economy. These indicators show the trend of a country’s economic activity. Many market participants change their positions according to the outcome of these economic indicators.

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Series overview

In this series, we’ll take a look at US inflation, US retail sales, and China’s retail sales for October 2017. We’ll also analyze the Germany Ifo Business Climate Index, the Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index, and the Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in November 2017.

We’ll also look at the Eurozone’s consumer confidence in November 2017 and the Eurozone’s inflation in October 2017.

Let’s start by analyzing the performance of China’s retail sales for October 2017.


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