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New Zealand had a merchandise trade deficit of NZ$285 million in January, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday. That missed forecasts for a shortfall of NZ$25 million following the NZ$36 million deficit in December. Exports were up 0.3 percent on year to NZ$3.91 billion - beating forecasts for...

Japan will on Tuesday release January numbers for industrial production and retail sales, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Industrial production is expected to add 0.4 percent on month and 4.4 percent on year after rising 0.7 percent on month and 3.2 percent on year in December. Retail...

pendinghomesls-022717.jpg Pending home sales in the U.S. unexpectedly plunged to their lowest level in a year in the month of January, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Monday. NAR said its pending home sales index tumbled by 2.8 percent to 106.4 in January.

manufacturing-030411_27Feb17.jpg After reporting an unexpected drop in new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Monday showing a rebound in durable goods orders in the month of January. The report said durable goods orders surged up by 1.8 percent in January after falling by a revised 0.8 percent in December.

After reporting an unexpected drop in new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Monday showing a rebound in durable goods orders in the month of January.

Portugal's consumer confidence strengthened further in February to the strongest level in almost seventeen years, figures from Statistics Portugal showed Monday. The consumer confidence index climbed to -4.0 in February from -4.6 in the previous month. Moreover, this was the highest reading since...

EU-Economic-022717.jpg Eurozone economic confidence improved to the highest level in almost six years in February, survey results from the European Commission showed Monday. The economic sentiment index rose marginally to 108.0 in February from 107.9 in January. The reading came in line with expectations and reached its highest level since March 2011, when the score was 108.3.

Eurozone economic confidence improved as expected in February, survey results from the European Commission showed Monday. The economic sentiment index rose marginally to 108.0 in February from 107.9 in January. The reading came in line with expectations. Broadly flat euro-area sentiment resulted...

Malta's producer prices declined for the fourth consecutive month in January, figures from the National Statistics Office showed Monday. The producer price index fell 1.01 percent year-over-year in January, slower than December's 1.86 percent decrease. Producer prices in the foreign market slid...

Iceland's consumer price inflation remained stable for the second straight month in February, figures from Statistics Iceland showed Monday. The consumer price index rose 1.9 percent year-over-year in February, the same rate of increase as in the previous two months. Prices of domestic goods and...

Austria's manufacturing activity expanded further at a marked pace in February, driven by higher output and new orders, survey figures from IHS Markit showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted Bank Austria Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, dropped slightly to 57.2 in February from 57.3 in January....

Hong Kong's foreign trade gap decreased in January from a year ago, as imports fell faster than exports, figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Monday. The trade deficit narrowed to HK$12.34 billion in January from HK$17.48 billion in the corresponding month last year. In December,...

Eurozone monetary aggregate growth slowed slightly in January, while loans to households increased at a faster pace, the European Central Bank reported Monday. The monetary aggregate M3 grew 4.9 percent year-on-year in January, slightly slower than the 5 percent increase seen in December. In three...

Spain's inflation remained stable at the highest level in more four years in February, according to flash estimates from the statistical office INE, released Monday. Consumer price inflation held steady at 3 percent in February. This was the sixth consecutive rise in prices and the highest since...

Hungary's unemployment rate decreased slightly in the three months ended January, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Monday. The jobless rate dropped to 4.3 percent in the November to January period from 4.4 percent in the October to December period. The number of unemployed...

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