logo

Economy And The Numbers

Share SHARE

Sweden's unemployment rate decreased less-than-expected in July, figures from Statistics Sweden showed Thursday. The jobless rate dropped to 6.6 percent in July from 7.4 percent in June. Economists had expected the rate to fall to 5.9 percent. In the corresponding month last year, the unemployment...

French manufacturing confidence strengthened in August to the highest level since late 2007, survey results from the statistical office Insee showed Thursday. The manufacturing sentiment index improved to 111 in August from revised 108 in July. This was the highest score since December 2007. Economists...

Czech economic sentiment strengthened for the second straight month in August to the highest level in seven months, survey data from the Czech Statistical Office showed Thursday. The economic sentiment indicator climbed to 14.1 in August from 13.0 in the prior month. Moreover, the latest reading was...

Finland's retail sales increased in July from a year ago, preliminary figures from Statistics Finland showed Thursday. The retail sales value climbed 1.5 percent year-over-year in July. Similarly, the price-adjusted volume of retail sales grew 1.6 percent. In daily consumer goods trade, sales increased...

Finland's producer price inflation accelerated in July after easing in the previous two months, figures from Statistics Finland showed Thursday. Producer prices for manufactured products climbed 3.7 percent year-over-year in July, faster than the 3.2 percent increase in June. The measure has been...

Norway's economic growth accelerated in the second quarter largely driven by investment and exports, Statistics Norway said Thursday. Gross domestic product grew 1.1 percent sequentially, faster than the 0.2 percent expansion in the first quarter. At the same time, growth in Mainland-Norway held...

EEP4-091614_24Aug17.jpg Quarterly national accounts data from the UK is due on Thursday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

Japan's leading index improved less than initially estimated in June, latest figures from the Cabinet Office showed Thursday. The leading index, which measures the future economic activity, climbed to 105.9 in June from 104.7 in May. The reading for June was revised down from 106.3. However, the...

Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday maintained the sovereign ratings of Peru with 'stable' outlook. The debt rating was kept at 'A3'. Moody's retained the ratings and the outlook citing strong track record of macroeconomic stability, proactive fiscal management and the continued presence of credit...

British carmakers ramped up production for new and existing models in July ahead of summer factory shutdowns, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said Thursday. Car production increased 7.8 percent year-on-year to 136,397 units in July after seven consecutive months of decline. Production...

Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro said he would send a letter to his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump aimed to promote a respectful dialogue, changing bilateral relations for good and erasing tensions and conflicts. The news came only one day after Maduro has affirmed that relations with the United...

The Brazilian government announcement on new privatizations, concessions and auctions under the Investment Partnerships Program (PPI), in addition to the approval of the Long-Term Rate (TLP) in a Congress' joint committee, made the Ibovespa high (+0.66%), closing at 70,477.63 points. That was the highest...

Merval, the main index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, rose 1.55% Wednesday, closing at 23,256.86 points, driven by banking stocks. The shares of Agrometal (+5.12%), Galicia (+5.03%), Costanera (+5%), Banco Macro (+3.66%) and Banco Francés (+2,99%) rose, while Telecom (-3%), Gas Cuyana (-1.61%),...

Colcap, the main index of the Colombian Stock Exchange, fell 0.10% Wednesday, closing at 1,481.24 points, due to low financial performance. Ramses Testanapalmett, an analyst at Ultraserfinco, said that the quarterly reports by the most of the financial companies evidenced that the sector is experiencing...

An Argentinean delegation concluded an official visit to South Korea aimed to strengthen the South American country presence in the Asian market. The Argentinean mission held a bilateral agenda on trade and technical and phytosanitary negotiations with South Korean officials. The delegation was...

Follow RTT