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PersonalIncome-053116.jpg Personal spending in the U.S. increased by more than expected in the month of April, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday. The Commerce Department said personal spending jumped by 1.0 percent in April after coming in unchanged in March.

Belgium's economic growth slowed in the first quarter of the year as net exports made a negative contribution and employment rose only marginally, preliminary data from the National Bank of Belgium showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product grew a seasonally-and-calendar adjusted 0.2 percent from the...

Personal spending in the U.S. increased by more than expected in the month of April, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday.

Italy's consumer prices declined for the fourth consecutive month in May, preliminary data from Istat showed Tuesday. Consumer prices dropped 0.3 percent year-on-year in May, slightly slower than the 0.5 percent decrease seen in April. This was the fourth consecutive month in May. Prices were expected...

EueozoneJobless-053116.jpg Eurozone's jobless rate remained stable in April at the lowest level in more than four years, while the German figure slipped to a new low since the reunification, in May. Data from the Eurostat showed that the unemployment rate came in at 10.2 percent in April, in line with expectations and the same rate as seen in March. This was the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since August 2011.

India's economy grew at a faster pace in the three months to March, beating economists' expectations, preliminary data from the Central Statistics Office showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product grew 7.9 percent, which was well above the 7.5 percent economists had expected. December quarter growth...

Italy's economy grew in the first quarter at the pace as estimated earlier, revised data from ISTAT showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product rose 0.3 percent from the fourth quarter of last year, when the economy grew 0.2 percent. Compared to the same period a year ago, the economy expanded 1 percent...

EurozoneInflation-053116.jpg Eurozone consumer prices declined for the second straight month in May, despite several measures taken by the European Central Bank policymakers to lift prices to positive territory. Consumer prices dropped 0.1 percent from a year ago, as economists had expected, after easing 0.2 percent in April, the flash estimate published by Eurostat showed Tuesday.

Poland's economic growth slowed in the first quarter as indicated by preliminary estimates, revised data from the statistical office revealed Tuesday. Gross domestic product grew an unadjusted 3 percent year-on-year following 4.3 percent expansion in the fourth quarter of last year. On a seasonally...

Latvian economy avoided recession in the three months ended March, final figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in the first quarter instead of a 0.1 percent fall estimated initially. In the fourth quarter, the economy...

Portugal's economic growth in the first quarter was stronger than estimated earlier, revised figures from Statistics Portugal revealed Tuesday. Gross domestic product grew 0.2 percent from the fourth quarter, when the economy expanded at a similar pace. Initially, the quarterly growth was reported...

Ireland's unemployment rate dropped for a sixth straight month in May, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 7.8 percent from 7.9 percent in April. The figure has been falling steadily since December after holding steady at 9.1...

Lithuania's economic growth improved more than initially estimated in the three months ended March, latest data from the Department of Statistics showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product advanced a seasonally and working-day-adjusted 2.5 percent year-over-year in the first quarter instead of a 2.4 percent...

Corrected first para The Eurozone jobless rate remained stable at the lowest level in more than four years in April, Eurostat reported Tuesday. The unemployment rate came in at 10.2 percent in April, the same rate as seen in March, and in line with expectations. This was the lowest rate recorded...

Croatia's economic growth quickened in the three months ended March, after easing in the previous quarter, preliminary figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product rose an unadjusted 2.7 percent year-over-year in March, faster than the 1.9 percent climb in...

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