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Dutch consumer confidence improved unexpectedly in October, survey data from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Monday. The consumer confidence index rose to -3 in October from -7 in September. The indicator was forecast to fall to -8. This was the highest score since July, when the reading...

Germany's producer prices decreased at a faster rate as expected in September, data from Destatis showed Monday. Producer prices fell 1 percent year-over-year in September following the 0.8 percent decrease in August. This was in line with the consensus estimate. Energy prices fell the most, by...

The Bank of Japan maintained its economic view of eight regions out of nine and downgraded the assessment of Tohoku region. Compared with the last assessment in July, the bank said the Tohoku region revised its assessment downward by noting that the pace of economic recovery had moderated, but the...

Estonia's producer prices declined at a faster pace in September, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Monday. Producer prices dropped 2 percent year-over-year in September following the 1 percent decline in August. Prices in the manufacturing sector slid 1.4 percent and prices in the utilities...

Japan leading index declined less than initially estimated in August, final data from the Cabinet Office showed Monday. The leading index dropped to 104.4 in August from 105.5 in July. The estimate for August was 104. Meanwhile, the coincident index declined more-than-expected to 108.3 from 109.9...

Australia's current monetary policy is configured to support growth in demand, Reserve Bank of Australia official Christopher Kent said Monday. "Low interest rates temporarily raise the disposable incomes of those with debt, but lower incomes for those reliant on interest-bearing assets," said Kent,...

EEP5-091614_20Oct14.jpg German producer prices and eurozone current account balance are among the handful of economic data scheduled for release on Monday. At 2 am ET, German statistical office Destatis is scheduled to release its producer prices report. Producer prices are expected to drop 1 percent year-over-year in September...

Japan's economy is recovering gradually though output has shown weakness, Bank of Japan's Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday in his opening remarks at the meeting of the central bank's regional managers. The recovering trend is expected to continue as the effects of consumption tax begins to...

An index measuring consumer confidence in New Zealand slowed in October, the latest survey from ANZ Bank revealed on Monday - falling 3.4 percent to a one-year low score of 123.4. That follows the 1.8 percent monthly increase in September to 127.7. The index for current conditions added 0.3 points...

The average asking price of a house in the United Kingdom was up 2.6 percent on month in October, property tracking website Rightmove said on Monday, to 271,669 pounds. That follows the 0.9 percent increase in September. On a yearly basis, house prices spiked 7.6 percent - slowing from the 7.9...

New Zealand's services sector continued to expand at an accelerated pace in September, the latest survey from Business New Zealand revealed on Monday - with a PMI score of 58.0. That's up from the downwardly revised 57.7 in August (originally 59.9), and it moves further above the boom-or-bust level...

Producer prices in South Korea were down 0.3 percent on month in September, the Bank of Korea said on Monday - following the 0.1 percent decline in August. Among the individual components of the survey, prices for agricultural, forestry and marine products dropped 1.5 percent on month, while manufacturing...

Japan will on Monday release final August figures for its leading and coincident indexes, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Little change is expected from the preliminary readings that called for scores of 104.0 and 108.5, respectively. The leading index in July was at...

CONSUMER-RETAIL_17Oct14.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has unexpectedly improved in the month of October, according to a report released by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan on Friday.

HousingStarts-101714.jpg New residential construction in the U.S. increased by more than anticipated in the month of September, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday, although the rebound did not completely offset the sharp drop seen in the previous month.