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GDP-073015.jpg Economic activity in the U.S. increased by less than expected in the second quarter, the Commerce Department revealed in a report on Thursday, although the report also showed a notable upward revision to the data for the first quarter.

JOblessClaims-073015.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rebounded in the week ended July 25th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday, with claims bouncing off the more than forty-year low set in the previous week.

GermanyUnemployment-073015.jpg German unemployment increased unexpectedly in July and inflation slowed to a 5-month low on a sharp fall in energy prices, official data showed Thursday. The number of unemployed increased by 9,000 in July after rising 1,000 in June, the Federal Labor Agency said. It was forecast to fall by 5,000.

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rebounded in the week ended July 25th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday, with claims bouncing off the more than forty-year low set in the previous week.

Economic activity in the U.S. increased by less than expected in the second quarter, the Commerce Department revealed in a report on Thursday, although the report also showed a notable upward revision to the data for the first quarter.

German inflation slowed to a 5-month low in July as energy prices declined further, preliminary data from Destatis showed Thursday. Consumer price inflation eased marginally to 0.2 percent in July from 0.3 percent in June. This was the lowest rate since February, when it was 0.1 percent. Inflation...

Portugal's industrial production increased for the second straight month in June, although at a slower pace from the previous month, while retail sales growth quickened, figures from Statistics Portugal showed Thursday. Industrial production grew a calendar-and-seasonally adjusted 2.7 percent year-over-year...

Lithuania's economic growth slowed for the fifth straight time in the second quarter, preliminary estimates from the Department of Statistics showed Thursday. Gross domestic product, or GDP, rose by a seasonally-and-working day adjusted 1.3 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, the slowest pace...

Ireland's economic growth improved in the three months ended March after easing in the previous quarter, initial figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Thursday. Gross domestic product grew a seasonally adjusted 1.4 percent quarterly in the first quarter, faster than previous quarter's...

Greece's producer prices declined for the twelfth straight month in June and at a faster pace from the previous month, figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Thursday. The overall producer price index fell 5.7 percent year-over-year in June, faster than May's 4.6 percent decline. Producer...

EurozoneEconomicConfidence-073015.jpg Eurozone economic confidence rose unexpectedly to a four-year high in July and businesses became more upbeat after the threat of Grexit diminished, survey results from European Commission showed Thursday. The economic sentiment index climbed to 104 in July. A similar reading was last seen in the same month of 2011 and a higher score of 106 was recorded in June that year.

Portugal's unemployment rate held steady in June, preliminary figures from Statistics Portugal showed Thursday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 12.4 percent in June, the same rate as in May, which was revised down from 13.2 percent. In April, the rate was 12.8 percent. In the corresponding...

Latvia's economic growth accelerated in the three months ended June, after easing slightly in the previous quarter, preliminary figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Thursday. Gross domestic product rose a seasonally adjusted 1.2 percent quarter-on-quarter in the second quarter, faster...

Slovenia's retail sales increased in June from a year ago, preliminary figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Thursday. Retail sales volume rose 0.6 percent year-over-year in June. Excluding automotive fuel, sales dropped by 0.7 percent. Sales of food, beverages...

Eurozone economic confidence rose unexpectedly to a four-year high in July, survey results from European Commission showed Thursday. The economic sentiment index came in at 104 in July. A similar reading was last seen in July 2011. Economists had forecast the indicator to fall to 103.2 from 103.5...

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