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Belgium's consumer confidence strengthened in September after stagnating in the previous month, survey data from the National Bank of Belgium showed Tuesday. The consumer confidence index climbed to 3 from 2 logged in both July and August. The score was -2 in June. The latest reading was the highest...

ImportExport-US-091917.jpg A report released by the Labor Department on Tuesday showed increases in U.S. import and export prices in the month of August. The Labor Department said imports prices climbed by 0.6 percent in August after edging down by 0.1 percent in July. Economists had expected import prices to rise by 0.4 percent. The...

housingstarts-091917.jpg New residential construction in the U.S. unexpectedly decreased in the month of August, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday. The report said housing starts fell by 0.8 percent to an annual rate of 1.180 million in August from a revised 1.190 million in July.

Hungary's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged for a sixteenth straight session on Tuesday, while it cut the overnight deposit rate deeper into negative territory. The Monetary Council of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank held the base rate at 0.90 percent, in line with economists' expectations....

A report released by the Labor Department on Tuesday showed increases in U.S. import and export prices in the month of August.

New residential construction in the U.S. unexpectedly decreased in the month of August, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday.

Poland's industrial production grew more than forecast in August and producer price inflation accelerated, data from the Central Statistical Office revealed Tuesday. Industrial production increased 8.8 percent year-on-year in August, faster than the expected growth of 5.9 percent. The annual...

GermanEcoConfidence-091917.jpg Germany's economic confidence strengthened for the first time in four months in September as solid economic growth and increased investment lifted financial market experts' optimism. The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment rose by a more-than-expected seven points to 17.0 in September, survey data from the Mannheim-based Centre for European Economic Research/ZEW showed Tuesday

Bulgaria's current surplus increased notably in July from a year ago, figures from the Bulgarian National Bank showed Tuesday. The current account surplus rose to EUR 1.14 billion in July from EUR 690.3 million in the corresponding month last year. The goods trade balance turned to a surplus of...

Eurozone construction output increased for the second straight month in July, and at a stable pace, data from Eurostat showed Tuesday. Construction output climbed 0.2 percent month-over-month in July, the same rate of rise as in June, which was revised from a 0.5 percent decrease reported earlier. The...

Italy's current account surplus remained virtually unchanged in July compared to a year ago, data from the Bank of Italy showed Tuesday. The current account surplus came in at EUR 8.63 billion in July, down fractionally from EUR 8.64 billion in the corresponding month last year. The surplus on...

The French government downgraded the budget deficit projections for this year and next, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday. The government currently forecast a deficit of 2.9 percent of gross domestic product for 2017 and 2.6 percent for 2018. The estimate for this year was trimmed from 3 percent...

Germany's economic confidence strengthened notably in September, survey data from the Mannheim-based Centre for European Economic Research/ZEW showed Tuesday. The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment rose by 7 points to 17.0 in September. The score was forecast to rise to 13. The current conditions...

The euro area current account surplus increased in July on higher primary income, the European Central Bank reported Tuesday. The current account surplus increased to a seasonally adjusted EUR 25.1 billion in July from EUR 22.8 billion in June. The primary income more than doubled to EUR 10.9...

The supply capacity of the UK economy is likely to expand at only modest rates in coming years, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said Monday. Brexit-related uncertainties have forced some companies to delay their investment decision, he said in a speech at the International Monetary Fund. If...

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