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Latvia's industrial production declined for the third straight month in January at a faster pace, figures from the Central Statistical Office showed Friday. Industrial production fell a calender-adjusted 3.5 percent year-on-year in January, much faster than December's 0.6 percent fall. In November,...

Bulgaria's economic growth slowed less than initially estimated in the fourth quarter of 2014, latest data from the National Statistical Institute showed Friday. Gross domestic product rose 1.3 percent year-on-year in the three months ended in December, which was revised from 1.2 percent estimated...

GermanIndustrialOutput-030615.jpg Germany's industrial production grew for the fifth straight month in January signaling that growth is gaining a foothold in the biggest euro area economy, although orders data cast doubt over recovery. Industrial production grew 0.6 percent in January from December, which was the fifth consecutive rise, data from Destatis showed Friday.

Britons' inflation expectations for a year fell to its lowest level in more than 13 years and more people expect interest rates to remain unchanged over the next 12 months, results of a quarterly survey from the Bank of England showed Friday. Median expectations of inflation over the coming year...

The Eurozone economy expanded as initially estimated in the fourth quarter, second estimates from Eurostat showed Friday. Gross domestic product grew 0.3 percent sequentially, slightly faster than the third quarter's 0.2 percent expansion. The statistical office confirmed the estimate released on...

Italy's producer prices declined at a faster pace in January, preliminary figures from the statistical office Istat showed Friday. Industrial producer prices fell 2.9 percent year-over-year at the start of the year, which was worse than December's 1.8 percent decrease. Producer prices have been falling...

Denmark's industrial production declined at the start of the year, after rising slightly in the previous month, figures from Statistics Denmark showed Friday. Industrial production fell a seasonally adjusted 1.9 percent month-on-month in January, in contrast to 0.1 percent increase in December, which...

Norway's industrial production dropped in January after rising in the previous month, figures from Statistics Norway showed Friday. Industrial production fell a calender-adjusted 0.4 percent year-on-year in January, partially reversing the 3.5 percent gain in December. Manufacturing output declined...

The Romanian economy expanded at a slower pace in the December quarter, and the growth rate matched the preliminary estimates, final figures released by the National Institute of Statistics revealed Friday. Gross domestic product , or GDP, increased 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter from the same...

Swiss consumer prices declined at the fastest pace in nearly three years in February, exceeding economists' expectations, figures from the Federal Statistical Office showed Friday. The consumer price index dropped 0.8 percent annually following 0.5 percent decline in January. Economists were looking...

The French trade deficit decreased unexpectedly in January, the customs office reported Friday. The trade gap widened to EUR 3.7 billion in January from EUR 3.3 billion in December and November. The deficit was forecast to narrow to EUR 3 billion. Exports fell 2.5 percent month-over-month in January,...

Hungary's industrial production growth accelerated unexpectedly at the start of the year, preliminary figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Friday. Industrial production surged a working-day-adjusted 7.7 percent year-over-year in January, faster than December's 4.7 percent growth....

Spain's industrial production recovered unexpectedly in January, the statistical office INE said Friday. Industrial output grew by calendar-adjusted 0.4 percent year-on-year, confounding expectations for a 0.3 percent fall. In December, production remained flat. Meanwhile, on an unadjusted basis,...

Germany's industrial production grew 0.6 percent in January from December, data from Destatis showed Friday. Economists had forecast an increase of 0.5 percent following December's 1 percent monthly growth. Excluding energy and construction, production remained at the level of the previous month....

South Africa's official gold and foreign exchange reserves decreased in February from the previous month, figures from South African Reserve Bank showed Friday. Gross reserves decreased to $47.19 billion in February from $47.61 billion in the previous month. Gold reserves fell to $4.868 billion...

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