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Spain's inflation turned negative as estimated in January, final data from the statistical office INE showed Friday. Consumer prices dropped 0.3 percent year-on-year in January, after staying flat in December. Prices had increased only in two months in 2015. Likewise, harmonized consumer prices...

Romania's industrial production increased in December from a year ago, figures from the National Institute of Statistics showed Friday. Industrial production grew a seasonally and working-day-adjusted 2.2 percent year-over-year in December. On an unadjusted basis, production advanced by 4.0 percent. Production...

Czech consumer price inflation accelerated at a faster-than-expected pace in January, figures from the Czech Statistical Office showed Friday. The consumer price index climbed 0.6 percent year-over-year in January, exceeding economists' expectations for a 0.5 percent increase. In December, prices...

Romania's economic growth improved at a slower-than-expected pace in the three months ended December, preliminary figures from the National Institute of Statistics showed Friday. Gross domestic product advanced an unadjusted 3.7 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter, slightly faster than the...

Germany's consumer price inflation accelerated to an eight-month high in January as initially estimated, latest data from Destatis showed Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.5 percent year-over-year in January, in line with flash data, faster than the 0.3 percent increase in December. The latest...

Germany's economy maintained growth momentum in the final three months of 2015, led by domestic demand, preliminary figures from Destatis showed Friday. Gross domestic product grew a seasonally and calendar-adjusted 0.3 percent from the third quarter, when it rose at the same pace. Growth was in...

Estonia's unemployment rate increased in the three months ended December, after falling to a seven-year low in the previous quarter, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Friday. The unemployment rate rose to 6.4 percent in the fourth quarter from 5.2 percent in the previous three-month period. In...

The Dutch economic growth improved as expected in the three months ended December, after remaining stable in the previous quarter, preliminary figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. Gross domestic product rose 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the fourth quarter, faster than...

The total number of home loans in Australia was up a seasonally adjusted 2.6 percent on month in December, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday - coming in at 58,552. That missed forecasts for an increase of 3.0 percent following the 1.8 percent gain in November. Investment lending...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg Food prices in New Zealand climbed 2.0 percent on month in January, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday - marking the highest monthly rise since June 2013. The January reading follows the 0.8 percent decline in December, and it marks the first positive reading in six months. Fruit and vegetable...

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Thursday downplayed the possibility the central bank might soon cut interest rates in a reversal of December's long-awaited tightening. "I have not thought that a downturn sufficient to cause the next move to be a cut was a likely possibility," Yellen told the...

India's central bank aims to have clean and fully provisioned bank balance sheets by March 2017, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said Thursday. The country's banks, especially those in the public sector, are reeling under the pressure of huge stock of bad loans. "Our estimate is...

joblessclaims-021116.jpg Following last week's mixed monthly jobs report, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by more than expected in the week ended February 6th.

Following last week's mixed monthly jobs report, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by more than expected in the week ended February 6th.

RIKSBANK-021116.JPG Sweden's central bank cuts its key interest rates deeper into negative zone on Thursday in another attempt to bring krona down and push inflation to the 2 percent target. The bank also signaled that it was willing to take rates lower from the current negative levels, among other steps such as an extension of government bond purchases and foreign exchange market interventions if the krona appreci

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