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US core CPI rises 3.6% as expected

US CPI rose 3.35% in the year to April, as expected by analysts. Meanwhile, core CPI, which strips out prices of food and energy, increased 3.61%, also as market expected.

US April Jobs Report – Unemployment rate rises back to 3.9% as Nonfarm Payroll...

Nonfarm payroll increased 175,000 in April, a significant reduction from 315,000 in March and fell short of the market expectation of 243,000. Meanwhile, US unemployment rebounded to 3.9%

US labor market cools down further with job openings, hires, quits all drop in...

The March US job opening and labor turnover (JOLT) report shows that job opening rate, hire rate and quit rate all dropped marginally in March, showing further cool down in the US labor market.

Bank of England will likely retire Fan chart, Andrew Bailey says

Bank of England's Fan charts would probably be replaced by "alternative scenario" projections, which illustrate how policy might react under different economic developments.

UK inflation cools to 3.4% amid service inflation slowdown

Core inflation also slowed to 4.5%, compared to a year earlier.

Canada inflation slows further to 2.8%; rent continues to rise

Canada's CPI rose 2.78% in February, a further slowdown from the 2.86% increase in the January

Canada unemployment rate rises to 5.8% as labor force continues to grow

Statistic Canada on Friday reported that Canada's unemployment rate rose to 5.8%,, reaching the highest since the start of 2022.

Bank of Canada holds rate at 5%, cites persistent underlying inflation

Bank of Canada held its overnight rate at 5% after its March monetary policy meeting, citing "risks to the outlook for inflation, particularly the persistence in underlying inflation."

Canada inflation drops to 2.9% in January

Canada's headline CPI rose 2.9% in January, hitting Bank of Canada's inflation-control target range of 1% - 3% for the first time since March 2021.

UK retail sales rebounds 3.4% in Jan after dismal Christmas figures

UK retail volume rose 3.4% MoM in January, after it dropped by 3.3% in December

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