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United States Retail Sales; Inflation and Supply Constraints Key Factors

Retail sale is an economic indicator in the USA that keeps inventory of demands for finished goods, by measuring the purchases of durable and non-durable goods over a defined period of time. It is the primary gauge of consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of the overall economic activities.
United States retail sales for the month of October stood at 0.7% compared to the forecast of -0.2%, although fears that supply constraints could disrupt the holiday shopping season amid a continued shortage of goods.

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United Kingdom official bank rate; Rate hike likely amidst Subtype of the Delta variant

Official Bank Rate is the interest rate that the Bank of England (BOE) pays commercial banks for reserve account deposits. This operation provides a bulk of liquidity to the banking system as short-term interest rates are a paramount factor in currency valuation, which is highly correlated with the economic outlook because its changes can affect both inflation and recession. The expectation for November 3rd meeting is that the BOE will deliver a 15-basis points rate rise to 0.25% given the heightened concerns over inflation, although the risk is that the BOE will not match the hawkish expectations priced in, given that money markets are currently looking for the most aggressive tightening cycle.

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New Zealand Unemployment Rate; Delta variant more likely to impact Employment figures.

The New Zealand Unemployment Rate is the percentage of the total workforce in New Zealand that is unemployed and actively seeking employment during the previous month. It is a lagging indicator, meaning that it generally rises or falls in the wake of changing economic conditions.
New Zealand rebounded strongly from a recession last year, largely due to its success in eliminating the coronavirus within the borders and reopening its domestic economy well before other advanced nations. The country had been virus-free for months until an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta strain in August.

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