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EEP21-011515_28Aug15.jpg Consumer prices from Germany and economic confidence from euro area are due on Friday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news.

Profits earned by Chinese industrial enterprises decreased in July after rising in the previous month, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. Industrial profits fell 2.9 percent year-over-year to CNY 471.56 billion in July following a 0.3 percent rise in the preceding month. The...

japantrade-042110.jpg Nationwide consumer prices in Japan added 0.2 percent on year in July, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - matching forecasts and slowing from 0.4 percent in June. Overall core consumer prices, which exclude the volatile costs of food, were flat on month. That beat...

Consumer confidence in the United Kingdom jumped in August, data collecting website GfK said on Friday, as its index climbed to a reading of +7. That beat forecasts for +4, which would have been unchanged from the July reading. It also matched the June figure as a 15-year high. "Rising house...

Retail sales in Japan were up 1.6 percent on year in July, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Friday. That beat forecasts for an increase of 1.1 percent following the 1.0 percent gain in June. Sales from large retailers jumped an annual 2.1 percent, matching forecasts and up from...

Nationwide consumer prices in Japan were up 0.2 percent on year in July, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - in line with forecasts and slowing from 0.4 percent in June. Overall core consumer prices, which exclude the volatile costs of food, were flat on month. That...

The unemployment rate in Japan came in at a seasonally adjusted 3.3 percent in July, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That was below forecasts for 3.4 percent, which would have been unchanged from the June reading. The job-to-applicant ratio was 1.20 - exceeding...

The average of household spending in Japan was down 0.2 percent on year in July, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - coming in at 280,471 yen. That was shy of expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent following the 2.0 percent decline in June. The average of monthly...

pendinghmesales-082715.jpg While the National Association of Realtors released a report on Thursday showing pending home sales in the U.S. rose for the sixth time in seven months in July, the pace of growth fell short of economist estimates.

GDP-082715.jpg Economic activity in the U.S. increased by much more than previously estimated in the second quarter of 2015, the Commerce Department revealed in a report on Thursday. The Commerce Department said real gross domestic product increased by 3.7 percent in the second quarter.

The euro area is an irreversible project and the talk of Greece leaving the single currency bloc have shaken the confidence in the union, European Central Bank Executive Board Member Benoit Coeure said Friday. "The euro area is an irreversible project, not simply a fixed exchange rate system," Coeure...

JoblessClaims-082715.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits decreased modestly in the week ended August 22nd, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims edged down to 271,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week.

Economic activity in the U.S. increased by much more than previously estimated in the second quarter, the Commerce Department revealed in a report on Thursday.

The net migration to the U.K. rose significantly in the year ending March 2015 to the highest on record, data published by the Office for National Statistics showed Thursday. According to ONS, net long-term international migration increased by 94,000 from last year to 330,000 in March 2015. The...

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits decreased modestly in the week ended August 22nd, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

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