logo

Economy And The Numbers

Share SHARE

GDPchart-072916.jpg Growth in U.S. economic activity in the second quarter accelerated from the first quarter, according to the initial estimate released by the Commerce Department on Friday, although the pace of growth came in well below economist estimates.

Brazil's unemployment rate rose in June after holding steady in the previous month amid a severe recession in several decades, figures from the statistical office IBGE showed Friday. The jobless rate climbed to 11.30 percent from 11.20 percent seen in each of the previous two months. The latest figure...

Growth in U.S. economic activity in the second quarter accelerated from the first quarter, according to the initial estimate released by the Commerce Department on Friday, although the pace of growth came in well below economist estimates.

EurozoneGDP-072916.jpg Eurozone economic growth halved in the second quarter, after France's economy halted, as the region braces for uncertainty emanating from the "Brexit" talks in the quarters ahead. Separate data showed that inflation picked up in July despite weak energy prices and the unemployment rate held steady at a five year low in June.

A measure of signaling the pace of growth in the euro area rose for a second straight month in July to its strongest level in four months, data from the Bank of Italy and think tank CEPR showed Friday. The Eurocoin indicator climbed to 0.31 from 0.29 in June, the Bank of Italy said in a statement....

Greece's producer prices decline moderated in June, figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Friday. The overall producer price index fell 7.8 percent year-over-year in June, slower than the 9.3 percent decline in May. The measure has been falling since July 2014. Domestic market...

Croatia's industrial production growth accelerated in June after easing in the previous two months, figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. Industrial production climbed a working-day-adjusted 4.1 percent year-over-year in June, much faster than May's 1.6 percent gain. In April,...

Russia's central bank left its key interest rates unchanged on Friday, citing that inflation and a nascent rebound in economic activity are in line with its forecast. The Board of Directors decided hold the benchmark rate steady at 10.50 percent. In June, the bank had lowered the rate by 50 basis...

Italy's consumer prices decreased for the sixth consecutive month in July, though at a slower pace than in the previous month, preliminary figures from the statistical office Istat showed Friday. The consume price index edged up 0.1 percent year-over-year in July, following a 0.4 percent drop in June....

Latvian economy expanded in the three months ended June, after showing no variations in the previous quarter, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Friday. Gross domestic product rose a seasonally and working-day-adjusted 0.4 percent quarterly in the second quarter, after remaining flat...

Spain's consumer prices continued to remain negative in July, flash estimate from the statistical office INE showed Friday. Consumer prices dropped 0.6 percent year-on-year in July, slower than the 0.8 percent fall seen in June. Economists had forecast only 0.5 percent fall. Prices have remained...

Norway's unemployment rate increased in July to the highest level in four months, in line with expectations, the Labour and Welfare Administration, or NAV said Friday. The registered jobless rate rose to 3.2 percent in July from a stable rate of 2.9 in June. The figure also matched consensus estimate. It...

Swedish economic growth slowed for a second successive quarter and was the weakest in three years, as investments stagnated and exports declined, data from Statistics Sweden revealed Friday. Gross domestic product increased a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter, marking the weakest...

Norway's retail sales decreased at a faster-than-expected pace in June, figures from Statistics Norway showed Friday. The seasonally adjusted volume of retail sales excluding automobiles fell 0.6 percent month-over-month in June, just above economists' expectations for a 0.5 percent decline. In April,...

The euro area jobless rate held steady at the lowest level since July 2011, data from Eurostat showed Friday. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 10.1 percent in June, in line with expectations. The number of unemployed decreased by 37,000 from May and by 1.363 million in June from the...

Follow RTT