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ConsumerConfidence-042815.jpg After reporting a significant rebound in U.S. consumer confidence in the previous month, the Conference Board released a report on Tuesday showing that its consumer confidence index unexpectedly pulled back sharply in the month of April.

The move to reshuffle the Greek team that conducts negotiations with creditors will help the situation, but the government must decide on serious reforms to make progress in talks, Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer said Tuesday. In an interview to Europe 1 radio, Noyer said the government's...

homesales-030411_28Apr15.jpg Annual growth in home prices in major U.S. metropolitan areas accelerated by more than expected in the month of February, according to a report released by Standard & Poor's on Tuesday. The report said the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Home Price Index jumped 5.0 percent year-over-year.

More investors expect Greece to leave the euro area over the coming year, a survey conducted by the think tank Sentix showed Tuesday. The euro break-up index for Greece fell to 48.3 percent in April from 35.5 percent in March. At the same time, the Sentix Euro break-up index surged to 49 percent...

Malta's producer prices dropped for the third straight month in March, figures from the National Statistics Office showed Tuesday. The industrial producer price index fell 2.33 percent year-over-year in March, slightly slower than previous month's 2.58 percent decrease. Prices in the energy sector...

The European Central Bank is not preparing for an exit of Greece from the euro area, but aiming to strengthen the bonds with the new government, ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure said. In the transcript on an interview to the French Magazine Alternatives Economiques, published on the ECB website...

Slovakia's consumer confidence improved in April, after falling slightly in the previous month, survey data from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed Tuesday. The consumer confidence index rose to -7.3 in April from -8.6 in March. In February, the reading was -8.3. The economic...

The World Bank said the Indian economy has turned the corner and urged the government to unlock investment. In the India Development Update, released Tuesday, the bank said the economy is expected to expand 7.5 percent in 2015-16, before accelerating to 7.9 percent in 2016-17 and 8 percent in 2017-18....

Ireland's residential property prices growth accelerated in March, after easing in the previous two months, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Tuesday. The residential property price index surged 16.8 percent year-over-year in March, faster than February's 14.9 percent climb. In January,...

U.K. exporters are reaping the rewards from international markets, the British Chambers of Commerce said in its International Trade Survey released Tuesday. According to the survey, about 59 percent of survey participants logged sales growth in 2014 despite stagnation in the euro area and the appreciation...

Lithuania's retail sales growth accelerated for the second straight month in March, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Tuesday. Retail sales, excluding VAT, climbed 5.6 percent year-on-year in March, faster than February's 4.6 percent growth. In January, sales had risen 1.0 percent. Excluding...

British economic performance may be much better than the official preliminary estimates for first quarter growth suggest, the Confederation of British Industry said Tuesday. Gross domestic product expanded 0.3 percent sequentially during the January to March period, the slowest growth since the fourth...

Ireland's retail sales growth slowed marginally in March, after accelerating in the previous month, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Tuesday. The retail sales volume rose a seasonally adjusted 9.2 percent year-over-year in March, slower than February's 9.3 percent climb. Sales have...

The preliminary estimates of UK first quarter growth are likely to be upgraded in future as the services sector may have grown better than expected, the British Chambers of Commerce said Tuesday. Gross domestic product expanded 0.3 percent sequentially during the January to March period, the slowest...

UKGDP-042815.jpg The British economy expanded at the slowest pace since 2012, reflecting contraction in construction and industrial activity, preliminary estimate published by the Office for National Statistics revealed Tuesday. Gross domestic product expanded 0.3 percent sequentially during the January to March period, the slowest growth since the fourth quarter of 2012.

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