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pendingHomeSales-072814.jpg After reporting a sharp jump in U.S. pending home sales in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Monday showing that pending home sales unexpectedly saw a notable pullback in the month of June.

After reporting a sharp jump in U.S. pending home sales in the previous month, the National Association of Realtor released a report on Monday showing that pending home sales unexpectedly saw a notable pullback in the month of June.

Slovenia's business sentiment index improved slightly in July from the previous month, final figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted economic sentiment index, which combines both business tendency and consumer surveys, rose 1.0 percentage...

Ireland's central bank upgraded its economic outlook citing strong performance of exports and investment spending. In its quarterly bulletin, the bank on Monday said gross domestic product will grow 2.5 percent in 2014, up from the prior projection of 2 percent. Likewise, the 2015 estimate is revised...

Ireland's retails sales volume as well as value declined in June, after rising in the previous month, preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Monday. Retail sales volume fell 1.7 percent monthly in June, reversing a 0.4 percent rise seen in May. Likewise, the value of retail...

Tourist overnights stays registered in the first six months period in Austria dropped from a year ago, preliminary figures from Statistics Austria showed Monday. The number of overnight stays dropped 1.4 percent compared to the same period last year to nearly 66.25 million. But, the number of arrivals,...

Lithuania's retail sales growth eased for the second straight month in June, preliminary figures from the Department of Statistics showed Monday. Retail sales excluding VAT rose 3.4 percent year-on-year in June, slower than May's 4.1 percent increase, which was revised up from 3.9 percent. In April,...

U.K. house prices increased at a slower rate in June, data from the Land Registry showed Monday. House prices rose 6.4 percent year-over-year in June following the 6.7 percent increase in May. The average house price in England and Wales was at GBP 172,011, down from its peak of GBP 181,466 hit in...

Italy's business confidence unexpectedly fell in July, as new order expectations declined, results of a survey conducted by the statistical office Istat showed Monday. The business confidence index for manufacturing firms dropped to 99.7 in July from a revised 99.9 in June. Economists had expected...

Taiwan's leading index declined for the second straight month in June, but the business indicators suggested steady growth in the domestic economy, figures from the National Development Council showed Monday. The composite leading index, which measures the perceptions on future economic conditions,...

Thailand's trade balance posted a surplus in June as exports recovered after declining for three straight months, data from Commerce Ministry showed Monday. The trade surplus totaled $1.79 billion in June compared to a shortfall of $809 million in May. Exports advanced 3.9 percent in June from...

Slovakia's producer prices continued to decline in June, figures from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed Monday. The producer price index in the industrial sector fell 3.4 percent year-on-year in June, largely unchanged from May's 3.3 percent fall. Prices fell for the sixteenth consecutive...

Finland's business confidence remained stable in July, results of a survey by the Confederation of Finnish Industries, or EK, showed Monday. The indicator for business confidence remained unchanged at -9 in July, less than its long-term average of 2. The score for June was revised from -8. While...

Finland's consumer confidence improved slightly in July to mark its highest level in six months, after holding steady in the previous month, survey figures from Statistics Finland showed Monday. The consumer confidence index rose to 9.4 in July from 8.7 in June. It was the highest score since January...

Italian business sentiment and U.K house prices are amongst the handful of economic data scheduled for release on Monday. At 4 am ET, Italian statistical office ISTAT is scheduled to release its business sentiment report. The business sentiment index is expected to edge up to 100.2 in July from 100...