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Press Release: Brussels Will Now Have to Keep Damages to a Minimum for the EU-27

The vast majority of MPs in the UK Parliament has rejected the Brexit deal agreed between Theresa May and the European Union. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Research Department at the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, offers his view on the Brexit vote.Original link
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Minutes of the Board's discount rate meetings from December 10 and December 19, 2018

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The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday released the minutes of its interest rate meetings on December 10 and December 19, 2018.

The minutes are attached.

For media inquiries, call 202-452-2955.

Last Update: January 15, 2019

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Euro area international trade in goods surplus €19.0 bn

The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in November 2018 was €203.0 billion, an increase of 1.9% compared with November 2017 (€199.2 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €184.0 bn, a rise of 4.7% compared with November 2017 (€175.7 bn).Original link
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ZEW-Gutachten: DIGITAL Economy Monitoring Report 2018: Germany as an ICT location and its position in an international comparison, Short Version

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ZEW-Gutachten: Monitoring-Report Wirtschaft DIGITAL 2018: Der IKT-Standort Deutschland und seine Position im internationalen Vergleich

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Press Release: German Economy Struggles with Shortage of Qualified Workers

The situation with regard to qualified workers remains tense for German businesses. In 2017, approximately 200,000 positions in innovation-intensive sectors remained vacant, which corresponds to 18 per cent of all vacancies in Germany. A further 360,000 vacancies – 33 per cent of job openings – could either not be filled with a desired candidate or only after a longer time period. The shortage of skilled labour concerns not only academic but also professional qualifications. In contrast, German businesses were able to fill around 535,000 available positions as planned. In terms of innovation expenditure, the German economy managed to grow by 4.7 per cent compared to 2017, and the share...Original link
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EU28 current account surplus €38.7 bn

The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €38.7 billion (1.0% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2018, down from a surplus of €59.9 billion (1.5% of GDP) in the second quarter of 2018 and from a surplus of €60.4 billion (1.6% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2017, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.Original link
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Industrial production down by 1.7% in euro area

In November 2018 compared with October 2018, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 1.7% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.3% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In October 2018, industrial production increased by 0.1% in both the euro area and in the EU28.Original link
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Week Ahead APAC Economic Preview: Week of 14 January 2019

China credit and FDI dataJapan inflationIndonesia sets monetary policyUK's 'meaningful vote' on Brexit dealSpecial focus on the electronics sector

With recent signs of growth slowing in China, another batch ofeconomic statistics, including lending and foreign investment datawill be scrutinised by market participants. Japan's inflation andindustrial production numbers will also come into focus ahead ofthe Bank of Japan's monetary policy meeting later this month.Indonesia is meanwhile set to decide on interest rates.

Other data highlights for Asia include trade data for Indonesiaand Singapore, plus Australia's investment lending and home loansdata.

Elsewhere, the UK Parliament votes on the proposed EU WithdrawalAgreement deal after the initial vote in December was postponed. UKinflation and retail sales will also be keenly watched alongside USretail sales, industrial production and housing data, as well asfresh Eurozone industrial production numbers.

Our special focus looks at the recent slowdown in the globalelectronics sector and the impact on many Asian economies, forwhich the sector has become an important source of economic growthand exports.

Download the article for a full diary of key economicreleases.

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Week Ahead APAC Economic Preview: Week of 14 January 2019

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