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Hong Kong's retail sales climbed unexpectedly in February, preliminary figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Tuesday. The retail sales value surged 14.9 percent year-over-year in February, in contrast to a revised 14.5 percent decline in the previous month. Economists had expected...

Eurozone inflation remained negative for the fourth consecutive month in March, flash estimate from Eurostat showed Tuesday. The harmonized index of consumer prices fell 0.1 percent year-on-year in March, in line with expectations. But it was slower than February's 0.3 percent decline and 0.6 percent...

The Czech economy grew at a slightly slower pace than estimated earlier in the fourth quarter of 2014, latest figures from the statistical office showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product grew a price-and-seasonally adjusted 1.4 percent year-on-year, which was revised from 1.5 percent. In the third...

The U.K. economy grew more than the prior estimate in the fourth quarter, according to the latest report released Tuesday. Gross domestic product grew 0.6 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter, revised up from 0.5 percent published on February 26, the Office for National Statistics said. The...

Germany's jobless rate fell to a record low in March, the Federal Labor Agency reported Tuesday. The unemployment rate dropped to a seasonally adjusted 6.4 percent in March from 6.5 percent in February. The rate came in line with economists' expectations. The number of people out of work declined...

France's consumer spending grew for a fourth straight month in February, albeit modestly, defying economists' expectations for a decline, data from INSEE revealed Tuesday. Household consumption grew 0.1 percent from January, when it rose 0.7 percent, which was revised from 0.6 percent. Economists...

Hungary's producer prices decline for the second straight month in February at a faster pace, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Tuesday. The producer price index fell 3.2 percent year-over-year in February, much faster than January's 1.0 percent decline. In December, price...

France's producer prices continued the declining trend in February, figures from the statistical office INSEE revealed Tuesday. Producer prices for the French market dropped 2.6 percent annually. In January, they declined 3.3 percent. Month-on-month, domestic market producer prices rose 0.7 percent,...

Spain's retail sales grew at a slower than expected pace in February, data from the statistical office INE revealed Tuesday. Retail sales increased by adjusted 2.7 percent from a year ago in February. Economists had forecast sales to grow 4.1 percent after rising revised 4 percent a month ago. This...

Turkey's foreign trade deficit narrowed less-than-expected in February, as imports fell faster than exports, preliminary figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed Tuesday. The trade deficit decreased to $4.66 billion in February from $5.19 billion in the same month of the previous year....

Germany's retail sales growth eased at a slower-than-expected pace in February, preliminary figures from Destatis showed Tuesday. Retails sales grew 3.6 percent year-over-year in February, slower than January's 5.0 percent climb, which was revised from a 5.3 percent increase. Economists had forecast...

Germany's jobless rate remained unchanged in February, provisional results from Destatis showed Tuesday. The jobless rate came in at adjusted 4.8 percent in February, unchanged from the prior month. The January rate was revised down from 4.7 percent. A year ago, the unemployment rate was 5.1 percent....

Estonia's retail sales increased at a faster pace in February, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Tuesday. Retail sales volume rose 8.0 percent year-over-year in February, much faster than January's 5.0 percent growth. The retail sales of automotive fuel alone climbed 6.0 percent in February...

EEP07-011515_31Mar15.jpg Consumer prices and unemployment reports from Eurozone are due on Tuesday, headlining a hectic day for the European economic news.

Estonia's industrial production growth accelerated in February, after easing in the previous month, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Tuesday. Industrial production climbed a working-day-adjusted 5.0 percent year-over-year in February, faster than January's 1.9 percent increase. Production has...

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