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LeadingIndicatorIndex-041715.jpg The Conference Board released a report Friday morning showing a continued increase by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of March, although the index rose by less than economists had expected.

CONSUMER-RETAIL_17Apr15.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has improved by more than expected in the month of April, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report showed that the preliminary reading on the consumer sentiment index for April came in at 95.9.

India's merchandise trade deficit for March widened from a year ago, as exports continued to fall, figures from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry showed Friday. The trade deficit for March worsened to $11.79 billion from $10.95 billion in the same month last year. Exports declined 21.06 percent...

CPI-041715.jpg While the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing another modest increase in U.S. consumer prices in the month of March, prices rose by slightly less than economists had anticipated.

While the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing another modest increase in U.S. consumer prices in the month of March, prices rose by slightly less than economists had anticipated.

Brazil's annual inflation in April was the highest in more than eleven years, data from the statistical office IBGE showed Friday. The consumer price index rose 8.22 percent year-on-year, which was the highest since January 2004, when it was 8.46 percent. Economists had forecast an inflation figure...

Poland's average gross wages increased more than expected in March, data released by the Central Statistical Office revealed Friday. Average gross wages increased 5.8 percent in March from the prior month, faster than an expected increase of 4.3 percent. Likewise, annual growth came in at 4.9...

Ukunemployment-041715.jpg The U.K. unemployment rate fell to the lowest since 2008 and claimant count reached a 40-year low, labor market statistics released ahead of the General Elections showed Friday. The ILO jobless rate eased to 5.6 percent in three months to February from 5.8 percent in September to November, the Office for National Statistics said. The rate was the lowest since 2008 and matched economists' expecta

The euro area current account surplus declined in February largely due to a decrease in primary income, data published by the European Central Bank showed Friday. The current account surplus dropped to a seasonally adjusted EUR 26.4 billion from EUR 30.4 billion in January. Meanwhile, on an unadjusted...

Montenegro's producer price inflation slowed for the fourth straight month in March, figures from the statistical office showed Friday. The producer price index rose 0.5 percent year-over-year in March, slightly slower than February's 0.6 percent climb. In January, prices had risen 0.8 percent....

Bulgaria's current account deficit increased in February from a year ago, preliminary figures from the Bulgarian National Bank showed Friday. The current account deficit rose to EUR 161 million in February from EUR 137.4 million in the same month of the previous year. The goods trade deficit widened...

Eurozone's consumer prices declined in March from a year ago, as estimated earlier, but prices rose from the previous month at the fastest rate in two years, latest figures from the statistical office Eurostat showed Friday. The harmonized index of consumer prices dropped 0.1 percent annually after...

Italy's construction production declined in February, after rising in the previous two months, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Friday. Construction output fell a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent month-over-month in February, reversing a 1.0 percent rise in January. It was the first...

The U.K. unemployment rate fell to the lowest since 2008, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Friday. The ILO jobless rate came in at 5.6 percent in three months to February, down from 5.8 percent in September to November. The rate came in line with expectations. There were 1.84...

The services sector is on track to become Australia's number one exporter to Asia by 2030, a report published by ANZ Banking Group, PwC Australia, Asialink Business said Friday. According to the study, services exports to Asia could be worth A$163 billion and support more than one million jobs by...

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