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Austria's production index that combines industry and construction dropped in August from a year ago, figures from Statistics Austria showed Friday. The production index fell a working-day adjusted 3.7 percent year-on-year. Industrial production decreased 2.8 percent and construction output declined...

Czech consumer confidence increased in October, survey data from the Czech Statistical Office showed Friday. The consumer sentiment index rose to -2 in October from -5.8 in September. Consumers were less worried about personal financial situation and unemployment in October. However, the survey...

Spanish producer prices declined for a third straight month in September, figures from the statistical office INE revealed Friday. Industrial producer prices dropped 0.3 percent annually following 0.6 percent decrease in August. Energy prices were flat, while prices in the intermediate goods industry...

Finland's producer prices decreased at a slower rate in September, data from Statistics Finland showed Friday. Producer prices fell 0.3 percent year-on-year in September following the 0.8 percent drop in August. Producer prices have been declining since August 2013. Producer prices in the domestic...

Finland's retail sales remained flat in September, a preliminary report from Statistics Finland showed Friday. According to the flash estimate, retail sales value remained unchanged year-on-year in September. In August, turnover had declined 1.7 percent. Retail sales volume declined 0.7 percent...

German consumer climate for November improved unexpectedly, survey data revealed Friday. The forward-looking consumer confidence index rose slightly to 8.5 in November from 8.4 in October, market research group GfK said. The score was forecast to fall to 8. Income expectations and willingness...

Malaysia's leading index signaled a slight weakness in economic performance in coming months, survey data released by the Department of Statistics showed Friday. The leading index dropped 0.3 percent month-on-month in August. A 0.5 percent drop in real money supply contributed the most to the monthly...

The unemployment rate in Malaysia edged down in August, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Friday. The jobless rate decreased to 2.7 percent in August from 2.8 percent in July. A year ago, the unemployment rate was 3.1 percent. The number of unemployed in the country fell to 379,700...

House prices declined in almost all major Chinese cities in September, data compiled by the National Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. Compared to August, prices decreased in 69 and remained stable in one out of the 70 cities surveyed by the statistical office in September. House prices in...

Singapore industrial production declined more than expected in September, data from the Economic Development Board showed Friday. Industrial output fell 1.2 percent year-over-year in September following the 4 percent increase in August. This was more than the 0.4 percent drop expected by economists. Excluding...

EEP2-091614_24Oct14.jpg U.K. GDP and German consumer confidence data are some of the important economic data scheduled for release on Friday. At 2 am ET, market research group GfK is scheduled to release its consumer confidence report for Germany. The consumer sentiment index is expected to decrease to 8 in November from 8.3 in October.

The trade deficit in the Philippines decreased unexpectedly in August, preliminary data from the National Statistics Office showed Friday. The trade deficit came in at $ 17 million in August, which was less than the $ 41 million shortfall in July. Economists had expected the trade deficit to increase...

A leading index for China's economy climbed 0.9 percent in September, the latest survey from the Conference Board revealed on Friday - following the 0.7 percent gain in August and the 1.3 percent jump in July. The coincident index advanced 0.5 percent in September following the flat reading in August...

skgdp-042610.jpg South Korea's gross domestic product expanded 0.9 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2014, the Bank of Korea said in Friday's advance estimate. That follows the 0.5 percent increase in the second quarter and the 0.9 percent gain in Q1. On the expenditure side, private consumption expanded...

South Korea's gross domestic product climbed 0.9 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2014, the Bank of Korea said in Friday's advance estimate. That follows the 0.5 percent increase in the second quarter and the 0.9 percent gain in Q1. On a yearly basis, GDP jumped 3.2 percent, slowing from...