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Consumer prices in Japan were down 0.4 percent on year in July, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - in line with expectations and unchanged from June's annual reading. Core CPI, which excludes volatile food costs, slid 0.5 percent on year - missing forecasts for -0.4...

Japan will on Friday release consumer price numbers for July, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Overall nationwide inflation and core CPI both are expected to fall 0.4 percent on year, unchanged from the June reading. Overall Tokyo inflation and core CPI both are expected...

durablegoods-082516.jpg After reporting a steep drop in new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing that durable goods orders rebounded by more than expected in the month of July. The Commerce Department said durable goods orders surged up by 4.4 percent.

Joblessclaims-082516.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly saw another modest decrease in the week ended August 20th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims edged down to 261,000.

After reporting a steep drop in new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing that durable goods orders rebounded by more than expected in the month of July.

Turkey's business confidence declined in August to its lowest level in nearly a year, after rebounding in the previous month, survey data from the central bank showed Thursday. The business confidence index fell to 103 from 106.3 in July. The latest reading was the lowest since September last year,...

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly saw another modest decrease in the week ended August 20th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

Switzerland's industrial production declined in the second quarter, the Federal Statistical Office reported Thursday. Industrial production fell 1.2 percent year-on-year, offsetting prior quarter's 1.2 percent increase. At the same time, industrial turnover decreased 2.3 percent after easing 1.7...

British car production breached the 1 million mark during the first seven months of the year for the first time in 12 years, figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed Thursday. Car production increased 12.3 percent year-on-year to 1.02 million cars in the January to...

GBC-082516.jpg German business confidence dropped unexpectedly to a 6-month low in August and marked the biggest monthly fall in more than four years as companies assessed the current situation and future expectations more poorly after Britons voted to exit the EU. The business sentiment index dropped to 106.2 in August from 108.3 in July, results of the Ifo survey showed Thursday.

British retail sales volume increased in August after declining in prior month, the Distributive Trades Survey from the Confederation of British Industry showed Thursday. The retail sales balance rose to +9 percent from -14 percent in July. The score was above expectations of -12 percent. Economists...

Malta's producer prices increased in July, after falling in the previous two months, figures from the National Statistics Office showed Thursday. The producer price index rose 0.33 percent year-over-year in July, reversing a 0.23 percent drop in June. Among the main industrial groupings, price...

Hong Kong's exports declined for the second straight month in July, and at a faster-than-expected pace, figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Thursday. The value of total exports of goods fell 5.1 percent year-over-year in July, exceeding economists' expectations for a 2.1 percent...

Sweden's producer prices continued to decline in July, though at a slower pace than in the previous month, figures from Statistics Sweden showed Thursday. The producer price index fell 1.1 percent year-over-year in July, following a 1.9 percent decrease in June. The measure has been falling since...

Spain's producer prices continued to decline in July, the statistical office INE said Thursday. Producer prices decreased 4.6 percent year-on-year in July, following a 4.5 percent drop in June. Excluding energy, producer prices fell 0.5 percent, slower than the 0.7 percent decrease in previous...

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