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Slovenia's industrial production increased in December from a year ago, a preliminary report released by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Wednesday. Industrial production rose 1.8 percent year-over-year in December, driven by a 85.5 percent jump in mining and quarrying output....

Italy's industrial production decreased for the second straight month in December, defying economists' expectations for an increase, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Wednesday. Industrial production fell a seasonally adjusted 0.7 percent month-over-month in December, faster than the...

British industrial production declined at a faster pace in December, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday. Industrial production fell 1.1 percent month-on-month, faster than November's 0.8 percent drop. Economists had forecast output to remain flat in December. This was the...

Norway's consumer price inflation accelerated at a faster-than-expected pace in January, figures from Statistics Norway showed Wednesday. The consumer price index climbed 3.0 percent year-over-year in January, faster than the 2.3 percent increase in December. Economists had forecast the inflation...

Denmark's consumer price inflation accelerated for the second straight month in January, figures from Statistics Denmark showed Wednesday. The consumer price index climbed 0.6 percent year-over-year in January, faster than previous month's around 0.4 percent increase. In November, prices had risen...

French industrial output declined the most in 19 months in December, data from the statistical office Insee revealed Wednesday. Industrial production fell 1.6 percent month-on-month in December, confounding expectations for a 0.3 percent rise. This was the second consecutive fall in production. Output...

Finland's industrial production climbed for the first time in three months in December, data from Statistics Finland showed Wednesday. Industrial production rose a working-day-adjusted 0.5 percent year-over-year in December, reversing a 0.3 percent drop in the previous month. Production in the...

EEP16-011515_10Feb16.jpg Industrial production from the U.K. and France are due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

Philippine exports decreased for the ninth straight month in December, defying economists' expectations for an increase, preliminary figures from the Philippine Statistical Authority showed Wednesday. Exports fell 3.0 percent year-over-year in December, which was worse than the 1.1 percent drop in...

The total number of new home sales spiked 6.0 percent on month in December, the Housing Industry Association said on Wednesday - rising for the first time in four months. New home sales had fallen 2.7 percent in November. Among the individual components, detached home sales jumped 2.2 percent,...

Producer prices in Japan were down 0.9 percent on month in January, the Bank of Japan said on Wednesday. That missed forecasts for a decline of 0.7 percent following the 0.4 percent contraction in December. On a yearly basis, producer prices skidded 3.1 percent - also shy of expectations for a...

Consumer confidence in Australia climbed in February, the latest survey from Westpac Bank and the Melbourne Institute revealed on Wednesday by surging 4.2 percent to a score of 101.3. That follows the 3.5 percent decline in January to a reading of 97.3. It also moves back above the boom-or-bust line...

The total value of overall credit card transactions in New Zealand was up a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent on month in January, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. That beat forecasts for an increase of 0.5 percent and was up from 0.4 percent in December. Retail credit card spending added...

The total value of overall credit card sales in New Zealand was up a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent on month in January, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. That beat forecasts for an increase of 0.5 percent and was up from 0.4 percent in December. Retail credit card spending added 0.3 percent...

Japan is on Wednesday scheduled to release January figures for producer prices, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Producer prices are expected to fall 0.7 percent on month and 2.8 percent on year after shedding 0.3 percent on month and 3.4 percent on year in December. Japan...

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