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Czech economic confidence improved in April after weakening in the previous two months, survey data from the Czech Statistical Office showed Monday. The economic sentiment indicator climbed to 12.6 in April from 11.7 in March, which was the lowest reading in eight months. Meanwhile, the consumer...

Finland's producer prices increased for the fifth successive month in March, though at a slower pace than in the previous month, figures from Statistics Finland showed Monday. Producer prices for manufactured products rose 4.8 percent year-over-year in March, after a 5.3 percent climb in February. The...

EEP18-011515_24Apr17.jpg Business confidence survey data from Germany is due on Monday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

Japan's supermarket sales declined further in March from a year ago, a report from the Chain Store Association showed Monday. Supermarket sales, after store adjustment, dropped 1.8 percent year-over-year in March, following a 3.3 percent fall in February. Before adjustment, sales decreased 1.9 percent....

Singapore inflation remained stable in March, figures from the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Monetary Authority of Singapore showed Monday. Consumer prices advanced 0.7 percent year-on-year in March, the same pace of growth as seen in February. Prices were expected to gain 0.8 percent. MAS...

Japan's leading index increased slightly in February instead of a decline reported earlier, latest figures from the Cabinet Office showed Monday. The leading index, which measures the future economic activity, rose to 104.8 in February from 104.7 in January, revised from 104.9. The preliminary reading...

Taiwan's unemployment rate increased slightly in March after falling in the previous month, the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics, or DGBAS, showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate edged up to 3.84 percent in March from 3.83 percent in February. The number of...

The average asking price for houses in the United Kingdom was up 1.1 percent on month in April, property tracker Rightmove said on Monday - checking in at a record 313,655 pounds. That follows the 1.3 percent increase in March. On a yearly basis, house prices gained 2.2 percent, easing slightly...

Japan will on Monday see final February figures for its leading and coincident indexes, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The previous reading for the leading index was 104.4, while the coincident was at 115.5. Singapore will release consumer price data for March; in...

existhomesales-042117.jpg After reporting a bigger than expected drop in U.S. existing home sales in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Friday showing that existing home sales rebounded to their highest level in ten years in March.

EurozonePMI-042117.jpg Eurozone private sector grew at the fastest pace in six years in April as firms boosted operating capacity to meet buoyant demand amid widespread optimism about future prospects despite political uncertainties. For the first time since 2012, growth in France surpassed Germany's expansion as output and new order growth softened in the latter.

UK-RetailSales-042117.jpg UK retail sales logged their biggest quarterly decline in seven years as high inflation curbed consumer spending at the start of the year. The retail sales volume decreased 1.4 percent sequentially in the first quarter, the most since early 2010, data from the Office for National Statistics revealed Friday. Sales had increased 0.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Indonesia's central bank is unlikely to cut interest rates over the coming months of 2017, despite a relatively poor growth outlook, Gareth Leather, an economist at Capital Economics, said. Bank Indonesia on Thursday retained the key interest rate at 4.75 percent for the sixth consecutive month in...

The current monetary policy stance is clearly accommodative and if interest rates would be raised in future, the tightening path may be limited and gradual, Bank of England policymaker Michael Saunders said Friday. "A modest rise in rates would still imply that considerable stimulus remains in place,...

Lithuania's industrial production expanded in March from a year ago, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Friday. Industrial production grew a working-day-adjusted 4.6 percent year-over-year in March. On an unadjusted basis, production advanced 5.8 percent. Among sectors, manufacturing...

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