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Partly reflecting a notable increase in non-revolving credit, the Federal Reserve released a report on Friday showing a sharp jump in U.S. consumer credit in the month of March. The Fed said consumer credit surged up by $29.7 billion in March.

nonfarmpayrolls-050616.jpg Employment in the U.S. climbed by much less than expected in the month of April, the Labor Department revealed in a closely watched report on Friday. The report said non-farm payroll employment rose by 160,000 jobs in April compared to economist estimates for a jump of about 200,000 jobs.

Employment in the U.S. climbed by much less than expected in the month of April, the Labor Department revealed in a closely watched report on Friday.

Brazil's consumer price inflation accelerated in April, defying expectations for a modest easing, preliminary data from the statistical office IBGE showed Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.61 percent from March, when it climbed 0.43 percent. Economists had expected an inflation figure of 0.40...

Poland's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged at a record low on Friday amid the lack of inflationary pressures. The Monetary Policy Council of the National Bank of Poland decided to retain the key reference rate at a record low 1.50 percent. The decision was in line with economists'...

Czech unemployment rate decreased in the three months ended March from a year ago, figures from the Czech Statistical Office showed Friday. General unemployment rate, according to ILO methodology, fell to 4.4 percent in the first quarter from 6.0 percent in the corresponding period of 2015. At...

Malta's industrial production decreased for the third straight month in March, figures from the National Statistics Office showed Friday. Industrial production fell a working-day-adjusted 4.9 percent year-over-year in March, which was worse than the 2.8 percent decline in the previous month. Among...

Denmark's industrial production decreased in March, after remaining flat in the previous month, figures from Statistics Denmark showed Friday. Industrial production fell a seasonally adjusted 2.2 percent month-over-month in March. In February, production showed no variations, which was revised down...

Austria's wholesale prices continued to decrease in April, preliminary figures from Statistics Austria showed Friday. The wholesale price index fell 4.7 percent year-over-year in April, slightly slower than the 4.9 percent decline in March. The measure has been falling since June 2013. Prices of...

Germany's construction activity grew at the slowest pace in five months during April despite further gains in new business and employment amid stronger confidence among firms, survey data from Markit Economics showed Friday. The seasonally adjusted Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, fell further...

Czech retail sales growth eased in March after accelerating sharply in the previous month, figures from the Czech Statistical Office showed Friday. Retail sales excluding automobile trade rose an unadjusted 5.1 percent year-over-year in March, slower than the 8.5 percent surge in February. Retail...

U.K. new car registrations grew modestly in April, but marked the highest figure for the month since 2003, figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed Friday. New car registrations rose 2 percent year-on-year to 189,505 cars, the most in April since 2003, when 194,312...

Hungary's industrial production declined for the first time in nearly three years in March, preliminary data from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Friday. Industrial production fell a working-day-adjusted 2.4 percent year-over-year in March, confounding economists' expectations for...

Spanish industrial production rose for the first time in four months in March at the fastest pace in nearly two years, preliminary data from the statistical office INE showed Friday. Industrial production grew a seasonally-and-calendar adjusted 1.2 percent from the previous month, marking the strongest...

Hungary's foreign trade surplus decreased unexpectedly in March from a year ago, as exports fell faster than imports, preliminary data from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Friday. The trade surplus dropped to EUR 966 million in March from EUR 1.01 billion in the corresponding month...

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