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Czech producer prices increased for the first time since December 2013, the Czech Statistical Office reported Tuesday. Industrial producer prices increased 2.1 percent year-on-year in January, in contrast to December's 0.4 percent fall. Prices increased for the first time since December 2013....

Latvia's economic growth improved more than initially estimated in the fourth quarter, latest figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product rose a seasonally and working-day-adjusted 1.1 percent sequentially in the December quarter, revised up from a 0.8 percent...

India's must keep its reforms going at the current pace though growth is likely to slow in the near term due to the government's dramatic measure of currency demonetization implemented in November last year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said in a report on Tuesday. The...

Poland's economic growth improved as initially estimated in the fourth quarter, data from the Central Statistical Office of Poland showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product advanced by an unadjusted 2.7 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter, faster than the 2.5 percent increase seen in the third...

Croatia's economic growth improved further in the three months ended December, preliminary figures the Croatian Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product advanced an unadjusted 3.4 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter, faster than the 2.9 percent rise in the third quarter....

Sweden's retail sales rebounded in January, figures from Statistics Sweden revealed Tuesday. Sales grew by seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent month-on-month in January, reversing a 2.6 percent fall in December. Nonetheless, the pace of growth was weaker than the expected 1.5 percent. Year-on-year,...

Denmark's economic growth slowed in the final three months of 2016, as public expenditure and investments declined, preliminary data from Statistics Denmark showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product fell 0.2 percent year-on-year following a 0.7 percent growth in the third quarter, which was revised...

Italy's consumer price inflation accelerated more than expected in February, driven by higher cost of unprocessed food, preliminary estimate from the statistical office Istat showed Tuesday. Inflation rose to 1.5 percent in February from 1 percent in January. The rate was expected to rise to 1.3...

Sweden's foreign trade surplus increased at the start of the year, though less-than-expected, figures from Statistics Sweden showed Tuesday. The trade surplus rose to SEK 1.5 billion in January from SEK 0.8 billion in the corresponding month last year. Economists had expected the surplus to climb...

Sweden's economic growth accelerated at the end of 2016, data published by Statistics Sweden showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product grew 1 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter, faster than the revised 0.3 percent expansion posted in the third quarter. This was the fastest growth since the fourth...

A measure signaling the trends in the Swiss economy climbed strongly in February, after a slump in the previous month, signaling above-average growth for the near future, survey results from the KOF Swiss Economic Institute showed Tuesday. The KOF Economic Barometer climbed to 107.2 from 102.0 in...

France's economy expanded at a faster pace, as estimated, in the fourth quarter driven by consumption and investment, the second estimate from the statistical office Insee showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product grew 0.4 percent sequentially, following a 0.2 percent expansion seen in the third quarter....

France's inflation slowed marginally in February, preliminary data from the statistical office Insee showed Tuesday. Consumer price inflation unexpectedly eased to 1.2 percent in February from 1.3 percent in January. Economists had forecast the rate to rise to 1.5 percent. The slight slowdown was...

France's household consumption grew strongly in January, after a decline in the previous month, on the back on robust spending on energy, figures from INSEE showed Tuesday. Household consumption rose 0.6 percent month-on-month after a 1 percent slump in December, which was revised from 0.8 percent...

Hungary's producer prices increased for the second consecutive month in January, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Tuesday. The producer price index climbed 2.2 percent year-over-year in January, faster than the 0.5 percent rise in December, which was the first increase...

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