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Mexico's retail sales increased in May after a decline in the previous month, figures from the statistical office INEGI showed Monday. Retail sales grew 1.2 percent from April, when they fell 0.7 percent. Economists had forecast a 0.4 percent slump. Year-on-year, retail sales grew 8.6 percent in...

UKManufacturing-072516.jpg British business confidence plunged to its lowest level in seven-and-a-half years, after the surprise "Brexit" vote, survey results from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) showed Monday. The quarterly CBI Industrial Trends survey showed that 52 percent of firms were less optimistic about the general business situation than three months ago, while 5 percent said they were more optimistic.

GermanBusinessConfidence-072516.jpg Germany's business sentiment weakened in July as the 'Brexit' vote made businesses less optimistic about their future. Nonetheless, they assessed a slight improvement in the current situation. The business climate index fell less-than-expected to 108.3 in July from 108.7 in June, survey results from the Munich-based Ifo economic institute showed Monday. The expected score was 107.5.

Brazil's consumer confidence improved further in July, survey figures from the Getulio Vargas Foundation, FGV showed Monday. The consumer confidence index rose by 5.4 points to 76.7 in July from 71.3 in the previous month. After reaching the lowest value of the series in April 2016, the index...

Luxembourg's unemployment rate held steady in June after falling slightly in the previous month, figures from the statistical office STATEC showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 6.5 percent in June, the same rate as in May. In the corresponding month last year, the unemployment...

U.K. industrial orders declined further in July, the Industrial Trends Survey from the Confederation of British Industry showed Monday. The total order books balance dropped to -4 percent in July from -2 percent in June. The export order books declined notably to -22 percent from -14 percent in the...

Bulgaria's money supply growth quickened in June, preliminary figures from the Bulgarian National Bank showed Monday. M3, the broad measure of money supply, grew 8.9 percent year-over-year in May, faster than the 8.1 percent climb in the previous month. The annual growth in the narrow measure,...

Austria's production index that combines industrial production and construction output rose in May, as both components grew, figures from Statistics Austria showed Monday. The production index climbed 0.8 percent year-on-year with the industrial production component rising 0.8 percent. Construction...

Poland's unemployment rate eased for the fourth straight month in June to its lowest level in nearly eight years, figures from the Central Statistical Office showed Monday. The registered unemployment rate dropped to 8.8 percent from 9.1 percent in May. The figure was in line with economists' expectations. In...

Germany's business sentiment weakened in July, reports said citing survey results from Ifo on Monday. The business climate index fell to 108.3 in July from 108.7 in June. But it was above the expected score of 107.5. At the same time, the current conditions index came in at 114.7 versus the expected...

Czech economic sentiment increased marginally in July after falling to a eight-month low in the previous month, figures from the Czech Statistical Office showed Monday. The composite indicator rose to 10.3 in July from 10.2 in the previous month. In May, the score was 11.0. The consumer confidence...

Finland's producer prices continued to decline in June, though at a slower pace than in the previous month, figures from Statistics Finland showed Monday. The producer price index fell 3.4 percent year-over-year in June, following a 4.0 percent decrease in May. The measure has been falling since August...

EEP13-011515_25Jul16.jpg Business confidence from Germany is the major report due on Monday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

Singapore's consumer prices declined at a slower pace in June on a small decrease in accommodation costs, data from the Department of Statistics showed Monday. Consumer prices slid 0.7 percent year-on-year in June, slower than the 1.6 percent decrease seen in May. Accommodation costs decreased...

The leading index for Japan, which measures the future economic activity, decreased in May instead of a stable reading reported initially, latest figures from the Cabinet Office showed Monday. The leading index dropped to 99.7 in May from 100.0 in the previous month. The May figure was revised down...

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