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Eurozone economic confidence improved as expected in February, survey results from the European Commission showed Monday. The economic sentiment index rose marginally to 108.0 in February from 107.9 in January. The reading came in line with expectations. Broadly flat euro-area sentiment resulted...

Malta's producer prices declined for the fourth consecutive month in January, figures from the National Statistics Office showed Monday. The producer price index fell 1.01 percent year-over-year in January, slower than December's 1.86 percent decrease. Producer prices in the foreign market slid...

Iceland's consumer price inflation remained stable for the second straight month in February, figures from Statistics Iceland showed Monday. The consumer price index rose 1.9 percent year-over-year in February, the same rate of increase as in the previous two months. Prices of domestic goods and...

Austria's manufacturing activity expanded further at a marked pace in February, driven by higher output and new orders, survey figures from IHS Markit showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted Bank Austria Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, dropped slightly to 57.2 in February from 57.3 in January....

Hong Kong's foreign trade gap decreased in January from a year ago, as imports fell faster than exports, figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Monday. The trade deficit narrowed to HK$12.34 billion in January from HK$17.48 billion in the corresponding month last year. In December,...

Eurozone monetary aggregate growth slowed slightly in January, while loans to households increased at a faster pace, the European Central Bank reported Monday. The monetary aggregate M3 grew 4.9 percent year-on-year in January, slightly slower than the 5 percent increase seen in December. In three...

Spain's inflation remained stable at the highest level in more four years in February, according to flash estimates from the statistical office INE, released Monday. Consumer price inflation held steady at 3 percent in February. This was the sixth consecutive rise in prices and the highest since...

Hungary's unemployment rate decreased slightly in the three months ended January, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Monday. The jobless rate dropped to 4.3 percent in the November to January period from 4.4 percent in the October to December period. The number of unemployed...

Finland's manufacturing confidence weakened in February, though marginally, survey data from the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) showed Monday. The manufacturing sentiment dropped to 1.0 in February from 2.0 in the previous month. Entrepreneurs were slightly more positive about production...

Finland's consumer confidence weakened marginally in February, survey data from Statistics Finland showed Monday. The consumer sentiment index dropped to 20.8 in February from 21.0 in January. The indicator continues to stay above its long-term average of 11.8. The survey was conducted among 1,270...

Finland's producer prices increased for the third successive month in January, figures from Statistics Finland showed Monday. Producer prices for manufactured products climbed 3.9 percent year-over-year in January, faster than the 2.4 percent rise in December. The annual increase in January was...

Dutch producer confidence strengthened further in February to the strongest level in almost nine years, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Monday. The producer confidence index rose to 7.0 in February from 6.0 in the previous month. Moreover, this was the highest reading since March...

EEP21-011515_26Feb17.jpg Economic confidence data from euro area is due on Monday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

New Zealand's net migration increased in January from a year ago, driven by more migrant arrivals, figures from Statistics New Zealand showed Monday. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the annual net gain of migrants totaled 6,460 in January, up from 6,040 in December. Without adjustment, the country...

Demand in the services sector picked up a little in the three months to February, the quarterly Service Sector Survey from the Confederation of British Industry showed Monday. The business and professional services reported that the volume was flat over the quarter, while consumer services said the...

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