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Euro fell against the dollar, losing the previously all that was associated with the release of U.S. data . As it became known , the growth of production in the region continued in January , according to a survey of business produced by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Activity indicators , new orders, deliveries , and employment is positive , that is evidence of the continuation of moderate growth . Evaluation indicators of future activity decreased , but continue to show optimism about economic growth in the next six months. The overall index of conditions in the industry from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia - the index of current activity - rose from a revised 6.4 in December to 9.4 . The index is in positive territory for eight consecutive months. The new orders index remained in positive territory, but fell from 12.9 to 5.1 , reflecting the slowdown in demand for industrial goods . Delivery index rose slightly to 12.1 . Labor market indicators have shown a slight improvement in December. Current employment index increased by 6 points from a revised December . The percentage of firms reporting a rise in the number of employees ( 23%), higher than the percentage of firms reporting employment growth in the last month ( 18%). Expectations for the next six months showed continued decline of optimism from highs reached in October, but optimism remains .
The index of future economic activity fell by 10 points, from a revised 44.8 in December to 34.4 . About 48 % of firms expect growth in activity over the next six months , 13% expect lower activity . Indices of future new orders and delivery remained at relatively high levels , but decreased by 7 and 9 points respectively.
Pound fell slightly against the U.S. dollar , as data showed that expectations regarding the future growth of British housing prices have increased again last month, which was due to the lack of new homes on the market . It became known from the last survey, which was published today by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). RICS experts said that 61 percent of respondents predict that home prices will rise over the next three months, compared with 59 percent in November. We add that the last result was the highest since September 1999. The survey also showed house prices rose in every region of Great Britain in the last month . Nevertheless , the main house price balance fell to 56 % in December from 58% in November. Many experts predicted that the value of this index will rise to the level of 59%. It is worth noting that it was the first decline in the index over the past four months. Economists also said the UK housing market was underpinned by falling unemployment , low interest rates and government programs to make mortgages cheaper and easier to obtain .
It should be noted that the head of the Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said Wednesday that, according to forecasts , the British housing prices will continue to grow vigorously until the middle of next year.
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