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Denmark's jobless rate remained unchanged for the fifth consecutive month in December, Statistics Denmark said Thursday. The unemployment rate came in at 5 percent in December, the same rate as seen in November. The number of unemployed rose to 132,400 from 132,000 in the prior month. The...

U.K house prices grew at a faster pace as expected in January, survey figures from the Nationwide Building Society showed Thursday. The house price index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent month-over-month in January after the 0.2 percent increase in December. This was in line with the consensus...

Germany's unemployment rate declined in December, data from Destatis showed Thursday. The adjusted jobless rate fell slightly to 4.8 percent from 4.9 percent in the prior month. On an unadjusted basis, the unemployment rate declined to 4.5 percent from 5 percent a month ago. There were 1.91 million...

Singapore's import prices declined for the seventh straight month in December, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Thursday. The import price index fell sharply by 13.3 percent year-on-year in December, much faster than November's 7.7 percent decline. Import prices have been falling...

Singapore's producer prices declined at a faster pace in December, figures from the Deportment of Statistics showed Thursday. The manufactured products price index plunged 9.7 percent year-over-year in December, much faster than November's 6.4 percent decline. The oil and non-oil indices decreased...

EEP12-011515_29Jan15.jpg Eurozone business climate index and preliminary German consumer price inflation are some of the notable economic data scheduled for release on Thursday. The results of market research group GfK's survey released yesterday showed that German consumer confidence for February improved strongly to a 13-year...

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney called for the creation of true fiscal union as part of monetary union in the euro area. In a speech in Dublin, honoring former Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on Wednesday, Carney praised the monetary boldness of the European Central Bank. The actions...

New Zealand's dairy giant Fonterra reduced its milk volume forecast for the 2014/15 season as dry weather impacted production, a released from the company revealed Thursday. The 2014/15 milk volume forecast was lowered to 1,532 million KgMS. The latest forecast was 3.3 percent less than the milk...

Philippines-GDP-012915.jpg The Philippine economy grew more than expected in the fourth quarter of 2014 as industrial sector growth surged, figures from the National Statistical Coordination Board showed on Thursday. Gross domestic product for the fourth quarter advanced 6.9 percent year-on-year, exceeding economist expectation for 6.0 percent growth. This followed a 5.3 percent rise in the third quarter.

The Philippine economy grew at a more-than-expected rate in the fourth quarter of 2014, figures from the National Statistical Coordination Board showed Thursday. Gross domestic product, or GDP, for the fourth quarter advanced 6.9 percent year-on-year, exceeding economists' expectation for a 6 percent...

Export prices in Australia were unchanged on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That beat forecasts for a decline of 1.0 percent following the 3.9 percent tumble in the third quarter. Among the individual components, prices for animal oils...

Retail sales in Japan added just 0.2 percent on year in December, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Thursday, worth 13.524 trillion yen. That missed forecasts for an increase of 0.9 percent and was down from the 0.5 percent gain in November. Sales from large retailers added just...

A leading economic index for the Australian economy showed slight improvement in November, the Conference Board said on Thursday, adding 0.1 percent. That follows the 0.2 percent decline in October. Rural goods exports and building approvals provided the largest positive contributions. The coincident...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand posted a merchandise trade deficit of NZ$159 million in December, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - representing 3.6 percent of exports. That missed forecasts for a surplus of NZ$75 million following the downwardly revised NZ$285 million shortfall in November (originally -NZ$213...

New Zealand had a merchandise trade deficit of NZ$159 million in December, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That missed forecasts for a surplus of NZ$75 million following the downwardly revised NZ$285 million shortfall in November (originally -NZ$213 million). Exports were down 6.9 percent...

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