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Corporate service prices in Japan were up 0.8 percent on year in February, the Bank of Japan said on Monday. That exceeded forecasts for 0.5 percent, which would have been unchanged from the January reading. On a monthly basis, prices added 0.3 percent after sliding 0.5 percent in the previous...

Japan will on Monday release February figures for producer prices, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Producer prices were up 0.5 percent on year in January. China will see February numbers for industrial profits; in January, profits advanced 2.3 percent on year. Hong...

PeterPraet-ECB-032417.jpg Populist narrative that things were better before the euro is a deception and the single currency and EU are made scapegoats, European Central Bank Executive Board member Peter Praet said.

Durablegoodsordr-032417.jpg Reflecting a continued increase in demand for commercial aircraft and parts, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods shot up by more than anticipated in the month of February. The report said durable goods orders jumped by 1.7 percent.

Reflecting a continued increase in demand for commercial aircraft and parts, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods shot up by more than anticipated in the month of February.

Portugal's budget deficit narrowed in 2016, according to the data published by Statistics Portugal on Friday. The budget deficit halved to 2.1 percent of gross domestic product from 4.4 percent in 2015. This was also below the 3 percent ceiling. The deficit is forecast to narrow further in 2017,...

Eurozone-M-PMI-032417.jpg Eurozone private sector activity expanded at the fastest pace in almost six years in March, amid robust new orders and employment growth in both manufacturing and service sectors. The composite output index rose unexpectedly to 56.7 from 56.0 in February, flash data from the purchasing managers' survey by IHS Markit showed Friday. The score was forecast to fall slightly to 55.8.

Russia-CentralBank-032417.jpg Russia's central bank unexpectedly reduced its key interest rate on Friday, after holding it steady for three sessions in a row, and said it could lower it further as inflation slowdown was faster-than-expected amid an economic recovery though risks remain elevated.

Moody's Investors Service maintained New Zealand's rating at 'Aaa' with 'stable' outlook on Friday. The agency said the rating was affirmed as economic resilience remains very high and country's institutional strength and proactive implementation of policies are likely to continue to mitigate external...

Japan's economy is more firmly progressing towards a recovery, but there was still a long way to go to attain the 2 percent price stability target, and hence, the central bank cannot withdraw its massive stimulus now, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said Friday. "There is no reason to reduce...

Swiss current account surplus increased in the fourth quarter from a year ago, figures from the Swiss National Bank showed Friday. The current account surplus climbed to CHF 22.0 billion in the three months to December from CHF 16.9 billion in the same period of the previous year. In the third quarter,...

Spain's producer price inflation eased in February after accelerating in the previous three months, the statistical office INE said Friday. Producer prices rose 7.3 percent year-over-year in February, slower than January's 7.6 percent spike, which was the biggest increase since July 2011. Excluding...

UK mortgage approvals for house purchases fell to a three month low in February, British Bankers' Association said Friday. The number of mortgages approved for house purchases fell to 42,613 in February from 44,142 in January. This was the lowest since November. The expected level for February was...

Italy's foreign trade surplus with non-EU countries decreased in February from a year ago, as imports grew faster than exports, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Friday. The trade surplus shrank to EUR 1.7 billion in February from EUR 2.6 billion in the corresponding month last year....

Austria's production index declined in January from a year ago, figures from Statistics Austria showed Friday. The production index that combines output of both industry and construction, fell 1.1 percent year-over-year in January. Construction output decreased 5.6 percent annually in January and...

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