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Denmark's economy grew at a faster-than-expected pace in the final three months of 2014, latest figures from Statistics Denmark showed Tuesday. The quarterly growth for the three months to December was revised to a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent from 0.4 percent reported earlier. The economy grew...

Jeffrey Lacker, the president of the Richmond Fed, said Tuesday that he expects the Fed to start raising interest rates in the near future. "Given the improvements in the labor market and other indicators, June will likely be an appropriate time to raise the federal funds rate target," Lacker wrote...

Slovenia's consumer prices dropped for the third straight month in March, figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Tuesday. The consumer price index fell 0.3 percent year-over-year in March, slightly slower than previous month's 0.4 percent drop. Transport costs declined...

Eurozoneinf-033115.jpg Although Eurozone inflation remained negative for the fourth consecutive month, the price decline in March was the slowest for the period, the flash estimate from Eurostat showed Tuesday. The harmonized index of consumer prices fell 0.1 percent year-on-year in March, in line with expectations. It was slower than February's 0.3 percent decline and a 0.6 percent fall seen in January.

Greece's retail sales dropped for the third straight month in January at a slower pace, preliminary figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Tuesday. The volume of retail trade fell 0.1 percent in January, much slower than December's 1.4 percent decrease. In November, sales had fallen...

Italy's consumer prices declined for a second straight month in March, while the unemployment rate resumed its rising trend in February, figures from the statistical office ISTAT showed Tuesday. The consumer price index fell 0.1 percent annually in March, at the same pace as in February, preliminary...

Croatia's industrial production increased in February, after falling sharply in the previous month, figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday. Industrial production climbed a working-day-adjusted 1.9 percent year-over-year in February, reversing a 5.0 percent decline at the start...

Denmark's unemployment rate remained unchanged for the third straight month in February, figures from Statistics Denmark showed Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 4.9 percent in February, the same rate as in the previous three months. The number of unemployed people increased...

Czech unemployment rate dropped for the third straight month in February, though slightly, figures from the Czech Statistical Office showed Tuesday. The unemployment rate fell marginally to 5.6 percent in February from 5.7 percent in the previous month. A year earlier, the jobless rate was 6.6 percent. The...

The Eurozone unemployment rate declined slightly in February to the lowest since May 2012, data published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, showed Tuesday. The jobless rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 11.3 percent in February from revised 11.4 percent in January. This was...

Hong Kong's retail sales climbed unexpectedly in February, preliminary figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Tuesday. The retail sales value surged 14.9 percent year-over-year in February, in contrast to a revised 14.5 percent decline in the previous month. Economists had expected...

Eurozone inflation remained negative for the fourth consecutive month in March, flash estimate from Eurostat showed Tuesday. The harmonized index of consumer prices fell 0.1 percent year-on-year in March, in line with expectations. But it was slower than February's 0.3 percent decline and 0.6 percent...

The Czech economy grew at a slightly slower pace than estimated earlier in the fourth quarter of 2014, latest figures from the statistical office showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product grew a price-and-seasonally adjusted 1.4 percent year-on-year, which was revised from 1.5 percent. In the third...

The U.K. economy grew more than the prior estimate in the fourth quarter, according to the latest report released Tuesday. Gross domestic product grew 0.6 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter, revised up from 0.5 percent published on February 26, the Office for National Statistics said. The...

Germany's jobless rate fell to a record low in March, the Federal Labor Agency reported Tuesday. The unemployment rate dropped to a seasonally adjusted 6.4 percent in March from 6.5 percent in February. The rate came in line with economists' expectations. The number of people out of work declined...

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