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EEP19-011515_08Feb16.jpg Industrial production from Germany and foreign trade from the U.K. are due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

New Zealand house prices dropped in January driven by a fall in the Auckland region, property valuer Quotable Value said Tuesday. House prices decreased 0.3 percent from December as prices in Auckland slid 0.5 percent. The average value nationwide was NZ$556,206. "For the first time in more than...

Business confidence in Australia showed a steady if low level of support in January, the latest survey from the National Australia Bank showed on Tuesday with an index score of +2. That was unchanged from the December reading following a downward revision from +3. Business conditions came in at...

Like-for-like sales in the United Kingdom spiked 2.6 percent on year in January, the British Retail Consortium said on Tuesday. That shattered forecasts for an increase of 0.3 percent following the 0.1 percent gain in December. A spike in the sale of large ticket items was the primary cause for...

The M2 money stock in Japan was up 3.2 percent on year in January, the Bank of Japan said on Tuesday, worth 923.7 trillion yen. That topped forecasts for an increase of 0.3 percent following the 0.1 percent gain in December. The M3 money stock added an annual 2.5 percent to 1,242.0 trillion yen...

IndiaGDP-020816.jpg The Indian economy is set to expand at a faster pace this fiscal year, the government estimated on Monday, even as growth eased in the December quarter, putting pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi administration to win backing for crucial economic reforms in the parliament.

India's economic growth slowed in the three months to December, preliminary data from the Central Statistics Office showed Monday. Gross domestic product rose 7.3 percent year-on-year, in line with economists' expectations. India thus surpassed China again in terms of economic growth. The Chinese...

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said the leading index suggested stable growth momentum in the region as a whole, while it continued to signal a mixed outlook across major economies. The composite leading index came in at 99.7 in December, down marginally from 99.8 in November. Stable...

Bank-Of-Japan-020816.jpg Bank of Japan policymakers were deeply divided over the negative interest rate decision in January, summary of opinions showed Monday. Policymakers took the interest rate to negative zone at the meeting held on January 28 and 29. Five members voted in favor and four others dissented.

Croatia's foreign trade deficit narrowed in November from a month ago, figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics showed Monday. The trade deficit narrowed to EUR 462.5 million in November from EUR 549.9 million in October. In the corresponding month last year, the shortfall was EUR 437.8...

Bulgaria' industrial production growth eased at the end of the year, while retail sales increased for the second straight month, preliminary figures from the National Statistical Institute showed Monday. Industrial production rose a working-day-adjusted 1.6 percent year-over-year in December, slower...

Eurozone investor sentiment weakened for the second straight month to the lowest since early 2015, results of a survey by Sentix revealed Monday. The investor sentiment index dropped more-than-expected to 6 in February from 9.6 in January. It was forecast to ease to 8.8. This was the lowest score...

Denmark's trade surplus decreased in December, as imports grew faster than exports, figures from Statistics Denmark showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted trade surplus, excluding ship and airplanes, shrank to DKK 5.3 billion in December from DKK 5.6 billion in the previous month. Exports climbed...

Turkey's industrial production growth accelerated unexpectedly at the end of the year, figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed Monday. Industrial production rose a calendar-adjusted 4.5 percent year-over-year in December, faster than the 3.6 percent climb in the previous month. Economists...

Czech industrial production growth eased sharply in December, defying economists' expectations for an improvement, figures from the Czech Statistical Office showed Monday. Industrial production rose 0.7 percent year-over-year in December, much slower than the 5.7 percent gain in November. Economists...

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