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Switzerland's consumption indicator declined in October on deteriorating consumer sentiment and a gloomy assessment in the retail sector, survey results from the UBS bank showed Wednesday. The consumption index fell to 1.29 points in October from a revised score of 1.39 points in September. The...

The average monthly gross wages in Estonia rose in the third quarter from a year ago, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Wednesday. Compared to same quarter of last year, the average monthly gross wages climbed 5 percent in the third quarter. Average hourly gross wages rose by 5.7 percent. The...

Preview-112614.jpg Revised quarterly national accounts from the U.K. is due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

Singapore industrial production rose less than expected in October, following a decline in the previous month, figures from the Economic Development Board showed Wednesday. Industrial output edged up 0.2 percent year-on-year in October, in contrast to a 1.0 percent drop in September. Economist had...

Confidence among Japanese small and medium sized enterprises improved marginally in November, survey data released by the Shoko Chukin Bank showed Wednesday. The small business confidence index rose to 47.7 in November from 47.4 in the prior month. The score was forecast to climb marginally to 47.5. The...

Bank of Japan Policy Board Member Sayuri Shirai said additional action was required to ensure the path toward the 2 percent price stability and to maintain the credibility of the central bank. At a meeting with business leaders in Hiroshima, Shirai said together with the CPI inflation some indicators...

The value of total construction work done in Australia dropped in the third quarter, preliminary figures from Australian Bureau of Statistics showed Wednesday. Total construction work done dropped a seasonally adjusted 2.2 percent sequentially in the third quarter. Economist had forecast a 1.9 percent...

South Korea's consumer confidence index came in at 103 in November, the Bank of Korea said on Wednesday - down from 105 in October. Consumer sentiment on current living standards was lower by one point than in October at 90, and that for outlook by two points at 97. Consumer sentiment regarding...

Singapore will on Wednesday release October figures for industrial output, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Analysts are looking for an increase of 2.7 percent on month and a gain of 0.5 percent on year following the 3.3 percent monthly decline and the 1.2 percent yearly...

ConsumerConfidence-112514.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly deteriorated in the month of November, according to a report released by the Conference Board on Tuesday. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index dropped to 88.7 in November from a downwardly revised 94.1 in October.

homesales-030411_25Nov14.jpg Home prices in major U.S. metropolitan areas experienced a broad based slowdown in the month of September, according to a report released by Standard & Poor's on Tuesday.

GDPchart-112514.jpg Economic activity in the U.S. unexpectedly increased by more than previously estimated in the third quarter, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday.

OECD-112514.jpg A prolonged stagnation in the euro area could hurt global growth and stronger policy responses are needed to avoid such risks, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said Tuesday. In its latest Economic Outlook, the Paris-based think tank said any prolonged stagnation in the euro area could drag down global growth.

Economic activity in the U.S. unexpectedly increased by more than previously estimated in the third quarter, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday.

Hungary's central bank left its key interest unchanged at record low for a fourth consecutive month on Tuesday, even as consumer prices keep falling. The Monetary Council of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank kept its key rate steady at 2.10 percent. The decision matched economists' expectations. In October,...