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FactoryOrders-080415.jpg Government data released on Tuesday showed that orders in the U.S. factory sector rose a little more than expected in June, rebounding from two consecutive months of declines. The U.S. Commerce Department revealed that factory orders rose 1.8 percent in June compared to the previous month. Economists...

Government data released on Tuesday showed that orders in the U.S. factory sector rose a little more than expected in June, rebounding from two consecutive months of declines. The U.S. Commerce Department revealed that factory orders rose 1.8 percent in June compared to the previous month. Economists...

Brazil industrial production continued to decline but at a slower than expected pace in June, figures from the statistical office IBGE revealed Tuesday. Industrial output fell 3.2 percent year-on-year in June, but slower than the 8.9 percent decrease seen in May and 5 percent drop forecast by economists....

Property prices in Switzerland increased notably in the three months ended June, figures from the UBS bank showed Tuesday. The UBS Swiss Real Estate Bubble Index rose by 0.10 points to 1.37 in the second quarter from 1.27 in the previous quarter. The latest increase was the biggest since the fourth...

The U.K. is set to miss the government's target of hitting GBP 1 trillion worth of exports by 2020 by 14 years, the annual International Trade Survey published by the British Chambers of Commerce showed Tuesday. In 2014, the trade deficit totaled GBP 34 billion, while services showed its highest...

Romania's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged at a record low on Tuesday as expected by economists. The Board of the National Bank of Romania maintained its monetary policy rate at 1.75 percent. The central bank has lowered the rate steadily from 3.5 percent since August last year. The...

Eurozone producer prices declined as expected in June, largely due to cheaper energy costs, figures from Eurostat showed Tuesday. Producer prices fell 2.2 percent year-over-year in June, in line with expectations, but faster than previous month's 2.0 percent decrease. Excluding energy, producer...

U.K. construction sector growth slowed unexpectedly in July with business activity and incoming new work expanding at slower rates, survey results from Markit Economics showed Tuesday. The Markit/Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply construction Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 57.1 in July...

Norway's manufacturing activity continued to decline in July, survey data from the Norwegian Association of Purchasing and Logistics (NIMA) and Danske Bank Norway showed Tuesday. The Purchasing Mangers' Index rose to 45.8 in July from 44.2 in the previous month. However, any reading below 50 indicates...

Romania's retail sales increased at a faster pace in June, figures from the National Institute of Statistics showed Tuesday. Retail sales, excluding automobile trade, rose a working-day-and-seasonally adjusted 7.1 percent annually in June, following the revised 4.7 percent rise in May. In April, sales...

Spain's unemployment logged its biggest drop for July since 1998, data from the labor ministry showed Tuesday. The number of registered unemployed declined 74,028 in July. This was the sixth consecutive decrease in unemployment. Compared to the previous year, unemployment decreased 373,584 in...

The UAE's non-oil private sector expanded at a faster pace in July, driven by sharp rises in both output and new orders, the results of a survey by Emirates NBD and Markit Economics showed Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted Emirates NBD UAE Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to 55.8 in July from...

Romania's producer prices declined for the ninth straight month in June although the rate of decrease eased from the previous month, figures from the National Institute of Statistics showed Tuesday. The producer price index fell 1.9 percent year-over-year in June, slower than May's 2.4 percent decrease....

rbirate-080415.jpg The Reserve Bank of India decided to leave its key interest rates unchanged on Tuesday as it awaits greater transmission of the effects of the previous three rate reductions into the economy. The Reserve Bank of India, governed by Raghuram Rajan, maintained its repo rate at 7.25 percent and the reverse repo rate at 6.25 percent.

Egypt's non-oil private sector contracted in July, as output, new orders and employment dropped, survey figures from Emirates NBD and Markit Economics showed Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted Emirates NBD Egypt Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, fell to 49.2 in July from 50.2 in the previous month. Any...

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