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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.

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.

Canada inflation rebounds to 2.9% in May

CPI inflation in Canada rebounded to 2.9% YoY and 0.31% MoM in May 2024

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

BoE holds rate at 5.25% with ‘some’ officials signal eagerness to cut

Bank of England held its policy interest rate at 5.25% with a 7-2 vote amongst officials at its Monetary Policy Committee.

US Job openings increases to 8.1 million in May, JOLT report shows

Job openings increased to 8.14 million in May while the number of hirings in the month was 5.78 million

US nonfarm payroll beats expectations in June amid signs of cooling off

US nonfarm payroll increased by 206,000 in June, beating market expectation of 190,000, amid signs that job growth in cooling off as the the Bureau of Labor Statistics revised down the May and April by a combined 111,000 in its report released Friday.

UK retail sales drops 1.2% in June due to poor weather, election uncertainty

Monthly growth rate of UK retail sales volume fell 1.2% in June, after a 2.9% increase in the previous month.

US CPI decelerates further in March to close 2 year low

Consumer price index grew for March 5% over the past year, reaching the lowest level since May 2021. Nonetheless, Core CPI recorded a 5.6% increase, up from 5.5% in February.

UK CPI inflation eases to 8.7% but food inflation still close to 20%

The headline CPI figure slowed down to 8.7% in April, from 10.1% in March, while core inflation accelerated to 6.8%, from 6.2%

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