U.S. business inventories fall for first time in nearly two…

Posted by March 15, 2023

WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) - U.S. business inventories fell for the first time in nearly two years in January, potentially setting up inventory investment t

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Strong US job growth persists; wage inflation shows signs of…

Posted by March 10, 2023

Nonfarm payrolls increase by 311,000 in FebruaryUnemployment rate rises to 3.6% from 3.4%Average hourly earnings gain 0.2%; up 4.6% year-on-yearWASHINGTON, Marc

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S. Africa’s business confidence index falls slightly in first quarter-…

Posted by March 8, 2023

March 8 (Reuters) - South Africa's business confidence fell in the first quarter, dragged by long hours of power outages and deteriorating household income, a s

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South Africa’s unemployment drops again after year of job gains

Posted by February 28, 2023

Unemployment has dropped for four consecutive qtrsUnemployment rate 32.7% in Oct-Dec qtrIncluding discouraged workers, unemployment at 42.6%Youth unemployment a

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Sterling bounces on British business activity data

Posted by February 21, 2023

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The pound strengthened on Tuesday after data showed an unexpected bounce in British business activity, suggesting the economy could b

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UK shoppers up their spending in January but gloom persists

Posted by February 17, 2023

Monthly sales volume +0.5% in January vs Rtrs poll -0.3%December sales fall revised down to -1.2%ONS says trend remains negative for retailersConsumers turning

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UK basic pay speeds up but jobs market shows some…

Posted by February 14, 2023

Pay ex-bonus +6.7% vs Reuters poll +6.5%Total pay growth slows to +5.9% on bonus effectBank of England worries about inflation heat in pay growthUnemployment ra

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Canada smashes expectations with 150,000 jobs gain in January

Posted by February 10, 2023

OTTAWA, Feb 10 (Reuters) - The Canadian economy gained a net 150,000 jobs in January, smashing expectations, while the jobless rate held steady at 5.0%, Statist

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U.S. job growth powers ahead; unemployment rate at 3.4%

Posted by February 3, 2023

Nonfarm payrolls increase 517,000 in JanuaryUnemployment rate at 3.4% compared to 3.5% in DecemberAverage hourly earnings rise 0.3%; up 4.4% year-on-yearWASHING

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China hotel, catering job openings surge on post-COVID demand recovery…

Posted by February 3, 2023

BEIJING, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Chinese hotels and restaurants are seeking employees amid demand recovery in the services sector after the end of Beijing's zero-COVI

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