FOREX TradingCharts.com

Financial News: Belgium Business Morale Weakens Slightly In August

Belgium Business Morale Weakens Slightly In August

08/24/2017 - 09:23:00 (RTTNews)

(RTTNews) - Confidence among Belgian businesses eased slightly in August, largely led by business services and retail trade sectors, after a modest improvement in July, survey data from the National Bank of Belgium showed Thursday.

The business confidence index fell to -2.1 in August from -1.5 in July. Economists had forecast a mild decline to -1.6.

Both, the business-related services sector and retail trade registered declines in sentiment. Services firms were more pessimistic regarding the outlook and market demand. Retailers expect a sharp drop in demand.

Meanwhile, confidence improved slightly in the manufacturing industry after two consecutive falls. The more negative appraisal of order book levels was entirely cancelled out by an upward revision of future demand forecasts and, to a lesser extent, the assessment of stock levels and employment prospects, the bank said.

The business cycle stabilized in the construction sector, where a more positive assessment of orders and better use of equipment outweighed the deteriorating development in order books and demand forecasts.

"The underlying trend in the economy, which has appeared relatively flat since the month of March, is now on a slight downward path," the bank said.

For comments and feedback: contact editorial@rttnews.com

Copyright(c) 2017 RTTNews.com. All Rights Reserved

Market News provided by RTTNews

RECENT INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL NEWS


Norges Bank Unlikely To Hike Rates In Near Future: Capital Economics (11 hr(s), 34 min(s), 52 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - Norway's interest rate increases seem very far with inflation likely to remain bel ...Full Story»

Eurozone Private Sector Growth At 4-Month High (13 hr(s), 34 min(s), 52 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - Eurozone's private sector expanded at the fastest pace in four months in September ...Full Story»

Russia CB Likely To Cut Rates Further On Lower Inflation Expectations (13 hr(s), 58 min(s), 52 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - Russia's central bank is likely to cut interest rates in the near future amid lowe ...Full Story»

Brazil Business Confidence Improves Slightly (14 hr(s), 01 min(s), 52 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - Brazil's business confidence improved for the third straight month in September, t ...Full Story»

Brazil Consumer Confidence Strengthens In September: FGV (14 hr(s), 15 min(s), 52 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - Brazil's consumer confidence improved in September after weakening in the previous ...Full Story»

Spain Trade Deficit Widens In July (14 hr(s), 37 min(s), 52 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - Spain's foreign trade deficit increased notably in July from a year ago, as import ...Full Story»

Hungary Inflation Likely To Exceed Central Bank's Projection: Capital Economics (14 hr(s), 44 min(s), 52 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - Mounting capacity constraints and rapid wage growth in Hungary suggest that the headli ...Full Story»

Ireland Factory Gate Prices Fall For Third Month (15 hr(s), 16 min(s), 52 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - Ireland's factory gate prices declined for the third straight month in August, fig ...Full Story»

Search

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL NEWS

Norges Bank Unlikely To Hike Rates In Near Future: Capital Economics

09/22/2017 - 10:25 AM (RTTNews)
(RTTNews) - Norway's interest rate increases seem very far with inflation likely to remain bel ...Full Story>>

Eurozone Private Sector Growth At 4-Month High

09/22/2017 - 08:25 AM (RTTNews)
(RTTNews) - Eurozone's private sector expanded at the fastest pace in four months in September ...Full Story>>

Russia CB Likely To Cut Rates Further On Lower Inflation Expectations

09/22/2017 - 08:01 AM (RTTNews)
(RTTNews) - Russia's central bank is likely to cut interest rates in the near future amid lowe ...Full Story>>

Brazil Business Confidence Improves Slightly

09/22/2017 - 07:58 AM (RTTNews)
(RTTNews) - Brazil's business confidence improved for the third straight month in September, t ...Full Story>>

Brazil Consumer Confidence Strengthens In September: FGV

09/22/2017 - 07:44 AM (RTTNews)
(RTTNews) - Brazil's consumer confidence improved in September after weakening in the previous ...Full Story>>

Binary Options Articles Courtesy of NADEX

These pages, and all content ©TradingCharts.com Inc and other copyright holders. Permission is not granted to redistribute charts, data, news or other information found on this site, in any manner. Although it is believed that information provided is accurate, TradingCharts will not accept liability for any loss or damage that may arise from use of the content, inability to access the website, or delay or failure of receive of any information provided through this site.