U.S. Second Quarter GDP Growth Confirmed at 4.2% (news: 27/09/18)

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U.S. Second Quarter GDP Growth Confirmed at 4.2%

Investing.com – The rate of U.S. economic growth was confirmed at 4.2% in the second quarter, notching its best performance in nearly four years, according to data released on Thursday.

U.S. core capital goods orders fall; goods trade deficit widens

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods fell in August after four straight months of strong gains, while shipments barely rose, but that will probably not change expectations of solid growth in business spending on equipment in the third quarter.

U.S. Pending Home Sales Fall 1.8% in August

Investing.com – Contracts to buy previously owned homes fell in August, according to data released on Thursday by the National Association of Realtors.

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise by 12,000 in Latest Week

Investing.com – The number of people who filed for unemployment assistance in the U.S. last week rose more than expected, according to official data released on Thursday.

Next trading day’s important events

12:00 (GMT+3)  EMU – Consumer Price Index (YoY) (Sep)

15:30 (GMT+3)  US – Core Personal Consumption Expenditure – Price Index (YoY) (Aug)

Forex quotes:

USDJPY: 113.27

EURUSD: 1.1669


S&P 500: 2922.39

NASDAQ: 8056.98


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