Friday, October 30, 2009

Quick Overview

  • The University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment fell to 70.6 from 73.5 in Sep.

  • U.S. personal incomes fell 0.1% in September, spending fell 0 .5%.

  • Japan's unemployment rate improved from 5.5% to 5.3% in September

  • Canada’s GDP fell 0.1% in August and 4.0% YoY

  • Unemployment rate in the EU rose from 9.1% to 9.2% in September

  • Germany's retail sales fell 0.5% MoM and 3.9% YoY

  • Japan's central bank said it would stop buying corporate debt in December, ending some of the emergency credit measures implemented earlier this year

  • India, typically amongst the world's top three or four rice exporters, Friday issued a tender for import of 10,000 metric tons of rice.

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