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Brazil's consumer confidence declined to the weakest level since December 2008, the think tank FGV said Monday. The consumer confidence index fell to 95.3 from 101.5 in October. This was the lowest score since late 2008. The current conditions index dropped to 96.6 in November, the lowest since...

Latvia's unemployment rate dropped slightly in the third quarter, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia showed Monday. The jobless rate fell to 10.6 percent in the third quarter from 10.7 percent from the previous quarter. It was the lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2008, when...

Latvia's producer prices declined for the first time in five months in October, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Monday. The producer price index fell 0.1 percent year-on-year in October, after a 0.3 percent rise in the previous month. Producer prices in the domestic market...

Germanifo-112414.jpg German business confidence improved unexpectedly in November reversing last month's decline, as the economy returned to growth avoiding a recession. The business confidence index rose for the first time in seven months to 104.7 in November from 103.2 in October, which was the lowest since December 2012, a survey conducted among 7,000 executives by the Ifo institute showed Monday.

The unemployment rate in Luxembourg fell slightly in October, after staying at 7.2 percent in the previous five months, data from the statistical office STATEC showed Monday. The jobless rate edged down to seasonally adjusted 7.1 percent in October from 7.2 in the previous month. A year ago, the rate...

Italy's foreign trade surplus with non-EU countries rose to its highest level in more than 21 years, preliminary figures from Istat showed Monday. The trade surplus rose to EUR 4.04 billion in October from EUR 1.5 billion in September. This was the highest level since January 1993. A year ago, the...

Dutch producers' confidence improved in November to reach its highest level in more than three years, figures from the Central of Bureau of Statistics showed Monday. The producers' confidence index rose to 2.4 in November from 2.0 in the previous month. The latest score was the highest since June...

Taiwan's industrial production grew more than expected in October, data from the Ministry of Economic Affairs showed Monday. Industrial production advanced 8.97 percent in October from the prior year. Economists had forecast output to grow only 7.5 percent. On a monthly basis, production was up 3.3...

German business confidence improved unexpectedly in November, reports said citing a survey from the Ifo institute on Monday. The business confidence index rose to 104.7 in November from 103.2 in October, which was the lowest since December 2012. The score was expected to drop to 103. The current...

Czech consumers in November turned optimistic for the first time in more than seven years, survey data from the Czech Statistical Office showed Friday. The consumer confidence index rose to 1.3 in November from -2 in the previous month. It was the first positive reading since March 2007, when the...

Optimism among companies declined sharply to the lowest level seen since the survey began five years ago, Global Business Outlook survey from Markit Economics showed Monday. The number of companies that expect activity to be higher in a year's time exceeded the number expecting a decline by about...

Finland's producer prices declined at a steady pace in October, data from Statistics Finland showed Monday. The producer price index fell 0.3 percent year-on-year, same as in September. In August, prices dropped 0.8 percent. Producer prices have been falling since August 2013. Prices in the...

Germanbusinessconf-112414.jpg Business confidence survey data from Germany is due on Monday headlining a light day for the European economic news.

Singapore's consumer price inflation eased for the fifth straight month to a near 5-year low in October due to the base effects associated with fluctuations in car certificate of entitlement premiums and declines in the costs of accommodation and oil-related items. Consumer prices rose only 0.1 percent...

The unemployment rate in Taiwan edged down for the second straight month in October, figures from the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics, or DGBAS, showed Monday. The jobless rate on a seasonally adjusted basis dropped by 0.03 percentage points to 3.87 percent in October.The rate...