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Americas Roundup: Dollar buoyed by U.S.-China tariffs pledge, Wall Street little changed, Oil falls amid doubts over US-China trade deal-November 9th,2019

Market Roundup

• Canada Oct Housing Starts 202.0K, 221.2K forecast 221.1K previous

• Canada Sep Building Permits (MoM) -6.5%,-2.0% forecast, 5.6% previous

• Canada Oct Employment Change -1.8K, 15.9K forecast, 53.7K previous

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U.S. University of Michigans preliminary consumer confidence index remains unchanged in November

U.S. consumer confidence remains largely unchanged in November. The preliminary estimate of the University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index came in at 95.7, which is largely unchanged from October’s 95.5, and in line with expectations.

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U.S. healthcare companies business activity contracts at rapid pace in October

Healthcare companies in the U.S. saw the most rapid contraction in business activity in more than three years in October, showed the latest U.S. Sector PMI. Although the fall was just modest overall, it was the first such fall since March 2017, with healthcare the only monitored sub-sector registering a downturn in output.

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Canadian housing starts remain sound in October

Canadian housing starts remained at a healthy rate in October, coming in at 202 units. Sequentially, starts dropped 8.7 percent from September’s solid level of 221.1k. Single-detached construction continued its recovery, with urban single-detached starts rising 2.4 percent to 49.8k units.

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Canadian employment falls in October, jobless rate remains unchanged at 5.5 pct

The jobless rate in Canada remained the same at 5.5 percent in October as a net 1.8k jobs were shed. The labor force was slightly changed on the month. The total employment was dragged down by a net fall in full time employment, which fell 16.1k, while part time employment rose modestly by 14.3k.

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