US Apr Reuters/Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index down to 72.3 vs 78.6 (Mar)
Apr 12, 2013
American equity markets fall on US retail sales
The US stock market experienced a negative opening Friday after a tranche of economic data in the US. Retail Sales (MoM) contracted -0.4% in March, compared with estimated of zero change. Meanwhile, the Producer Price Index (MoM) yielded a figure of 0.2% in March, against expectations of 0.2%. Retail Sales ex autos (MoM) also fell -0.4% in March, missing a projected 0.0% change.