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Eurozone inflation eased as estimated in January, final data from Eurostat showed Friday. Inflation slowed slightly to 1.3 percent in January from 1.4 percent in December. The rate came in line with the estimate released on January 31. A similar slower increase in prices was last seen in July...

Austria's consumer price inflation slowed in January on cheaper holiday package, Statistics Austria reported Friday. Inflation eased to 1.8 percent in January from 2.2 percent in December. On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.7 percent in January. Inflation, based on the harmonized index...

Poland's jobless rate climbed to a 5-month high in January, data from the Central Statistical Office showed Friday. The jobless rate rose to 6.9 percent in January, in line with expectations, from 6.6 percent in December. This was the highest since last August, when the rate was 7 percent. In...

Spain's producer price inflation slowed sharply in January on weak energy prices, the statistical office INE said Friday. Producer prices gained 0.1 percent annually, much weaker than the 1.7 percent increase seen in December. Excluding energy, producer price inflation slowed slightly to 1.6 percent...

Denmark's retail sales decreased for the second straight month in January, data from Statistics Denmark showed Friday. Retail turnover dropped 0.2 percent month-on-month in January, following a 0.3 percent decrease in December. This was the second second consecutive fall. Food sales were down...

Germany's economy expanded as initially estimated in the fourth quarter largely on foreign demand, detailed report from Destatis showed Friday. Gross domestic product climbed 0.6 percent sequentially, slower than the 0.7 percent expansion seen in the third quarter. The rate came in line with the estimate...

Singapore's inflation remained flat in January, data from the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Monetary Authority of Singapore showed Friday. Consumer prices remained unchanged on year in January, following December's 0.4 percent increase, mostly due to lower accommodation and private road transport...

EEP17-011515_23Feb18.jpg Revised quarterly national accounts from Germany and final inflation from euro area are due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, Destatis is set to publish detailed GDP data for the fourth quarter. According to preliminary estimate, the German economy had expanded 0.6 percent sequentially. The statistical office is expected to confirm the estimate.

japanexports-112510.jpg Overall nationwide consumer prices in Japan climbed 1.4 percent on year in January, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That exceeded forecasts for 1.3 percent and was up from 1.0 percent in December. Core CPI, which excludes food prices, advanced an annual 0.9 percent...

Producer prices in Japan were up 0.7 percent on year in January, the Bank of Japan said on Friday. That was shy of expectations for a gain of 0.8 percent, which would have been unchanged from the previous month. On a monthly basis, producer prices were down 0.6 percent after adding 0.2 percent...

Colcap, the main index of the Colombian Stock Exchange, rose 0.48% near the end of Thursday's session, trading at 1,532.55 points, tracking Bancolombia and Ecopetrol shares. Erika Baquero, an analyst at Alianza Valores, said that Bancolombia's good corporate results for the fourth quarter favored...

Overall nationwide consumer prices in Japan were up 1.4 percent on year in January, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That exceeded forecasts for 1.3 percent and was up from 1.0 percent in December. Core CPI, which excludes food prices, advanced an annual 0.9 percent...

Ibovespa rose 0.74%, to 86,686.44 points - a new record closing level -, after Banco do Brasil posted better-than-expected results for the fourth quarter and boosted other financial sector shares, which have significant weight in the index. Earlier in the day, the index rose above 1%, with a peak...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg The total volume of retail sales in New Zealand jumped a seasonally adjusted 1.7 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2017, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday. That topped expectations for a gain of 1.4 percent following the 0.2 percent increase in the three months prior. Eleven of the...

Japan will on Friday release January figures for consumer prices, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Overall nationwide CPI is expected to rise 1.3 percent on year, accelerating from 1.0 percent in December. Core CPI is called at 0.8 percent, down from 0.9 percent a month...

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