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U.S. advanced goods trade gap narrowed to -$62.9 bln in Aug, inside expectations of -$65.1 bln, vs revised -$63.9 bln in Jul.

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U.S. initial jobless claims +12k to 272k in the week ended 23-Sep, above expectations of 268k.

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U.S. NAR pending home sales index -2.6% to 106.3 in Aug, vs 109.1 in Jul.

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U.S. durable goods +1.7% in Aug, above expectations of 1.0%, vs -6.8% in Jul; +0.2% ex-trans.

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U.S. consumer confidence fell to 119.8 in Sep, below expectations of 120.0, vs negative revised 120.4 in Aug.

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U.S. new home sales -3.4% to 560k in Aug, below expectations of 585k, vs positive revised 580k in Jul.

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U.S. Richmond Fed index rose to 19 in Sep, vs 14 in Aug.

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U.S. Case-Shiller home price index for 20-cities +0.7% (nsa) in Jul; +5.81% y/y.

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Chicago Fed National Activity Index fell to -0.31 in Aug, vs positive revised 0.03 in Jul.

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U.S. existing home sales -1.7% to 5.35M pace in Aug, below exceptions of 5.47M, vs 5.44M in Jul.

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U.S. MBA mortgage market index -9.7% in the week ended 15-Sep; purchases -10.8%, refis -8.5%.

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U.S. Q2 current account gap widened to -$123 .1 bln, outside expectations of -$112.6, vs revised -$113.5 bln.

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U.S. import prices +0.6% in Aug, above expectations, negative revised -0.1% in Jul. Export prices +0.6% on expectations of +0.2%.

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U.S. housing starts -0.8% to 1.18M pace in Aug, just above expectations of 1.175M, vs positive revised 1.19M in Jul.

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U.S. industrial production plunged 0.9% in Aug, well below expectations of +0.2%, vs positive revised +0.4% in Jul; cap use fell to 76.1%.

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NY Empire State index fell to 24.4 in Sep, above expectations of 18.0, vs 25.2 in Aug.

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U.S. retail sales -0.2% in Aug, below expectations of +0.1%, vs negative revised +0.3% in Jul (was +0.6%). Ex-auto +0.2%, below expectations of +0.5%, vs negative revised +0.4% in Jul.

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U.S. initial jobless claims -14k to 284k in the week ended 09-Sep, below expectations of 300k.

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U.S. CPI +0.4% in Aug, above expectations of +0.3%, vs +0.1% in Jul; +1.9% y/y. Core +0.2%, in line with expectations, vs +0.1% in Jul; +1.7% y/y.

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U.S. MBA mortgage market index surged 9.9% in the week ended 08-Sep; purchases +10.9%, refis +8.9%.

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U.S. PPI +0.2% in Aug, below expectations of +0.3%, vs -0.1 in Jul; +2.4% y/y. Core +0.1%, on expectations of +0.2%; +2.0% y/y.

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U.S. JOLTS job openings +54k to record 6.170M for Jul, above expectations of 6.0M, vs negative revised 6.116M in Jun.

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U.S. consumer credit rose to $18.5 bln in Jul, above expectations of $15.0 bln, vs $11.8 bln in Jun.

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U.S. wholesale sales -0.1% in Jul, below expectations of +0.5%, vs negative revised +0.4% in Jun; inventories +0.6%

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U.S. Q2 productivity (final) revised up to 1.5%, above expectations of 1.2%, vs 0.9% preliminary and 0.1% in Q1.

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U.S. jobless claims +62k to 298k in the week ended 02-Sep, above expectations of 240k on Harvey effect.

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Market services PMI (final) revised to 56.0 in Aug, above expectations of 55.4, vs 56.9 prelim and 54.7 in Jul.

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U.S. services ISM rose to 55.3 in Aug, near expectations, vs 53.9 in Jul.

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U.S. trade deficit widened to -$43.7 bln in Jul, inside expectations of -$44.6 bln, vs -$43.5 bln in Jun.

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U.S. factory orders -3.3% in Jul, below expectations of -2.8%, vs positive revised +3.2% in Jun; inventories +0.2%.

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