Spain’s Economy Ministry released its trade data on Thursday. The trade deficit narrowed to €1.76 billion in February from €2.39 billion in January.

The decrease in deficit was driven by a higher rise in exports.

Exports rose at an annual rate of 2.7% year-on-year in February, while imports climbed 1.2%.

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The Office for National Statistics released public sector net borrowing for the U.K. on Thursday. Public sector net borrowing excluding public sector banks declined to £74.0 billion in the fiscal year 2015/16 ending March 2016 from £91.7 billion in the previous fiscal year. It is equivalent to 3.9% of GDP.

The government forecasted £72.0 billion for the fiscal year 2015/16.

The debt-to-gross domestic product ratio rose to 83.5% in the fiscal year 2015/16 from 83.3% in the previous fiscal year.

Public sector net borrowing excluding public sector banks declined to £4.6 billion in March from £7.4 billion in March a year ago.

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The Office for National Statistics released its retail sales data for the U.K. on Thursday. Retail sales in the U.K. fell 1.3% in March, missing expectations for a 0.1% drop, after a 0.5% decline in February. February’s figure was revised down from a 0…

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Markit Economics and financial information provider Ipsos Mori released its household finance index (HFI) for the U.K. on Wednesday. The household finance index increased to 45.3 in April from 44.8 in March.

The index measuring the outlook for financial well-being over the coming twelve months decreased to 49.6 in April from 51.4 in March.

The current inflation perceptions index climbed to 66.8 in April.

The index measuring expected living costs over the twelve months was up to 81.6 in April.

One-quarter of respondents expects the Bank of England’s monetary policy to tighten within the next six months.

“Latest HFI data from Markit paints a mixed picture for UK households. On the one hand, the squeeze on finances softened in April… In contrast, the financial outlook worsened for the first time in three months,” economist at Markit, Philip Leake, said.

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Changes in trading schedule on Veterans DayDear Clients,

Australia and New Zealand celebrate Veterans Day on April 25. This day in 1915,the Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula, but the offensive failed, and the forces were evacuated. The soldiers of Australia and New Zealand Corps suffered in the course of the operation. Since 1916, the day of memory of victims began officially to be celebrated in these countries.

In order of celebration of Veterans Day on April 25, 2016, there will be a change in the schedule of CFD trading session on the index #ASX: late opening at 10:00 EEST (the company’s trading server time).

From April 26, trading on the index #ASX will be as usual.

Please consider this information when planning your trade.

If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact our client support or your personal manager.

Good luck in trading!
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The Chinese government plans to boost the foreign trade. “Foreign trade is an important part of the national economy,” a State Council said in a statement after the meeting with China’s Premier Li Keqiang. Banks should encourage to lend to profitable…

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