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Turkey's industrial production rebounded on manufacturing activity in October, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed Thursday. Industrial production grew 3.7 percent month-on-month in October, offsetting September's 3.7 percent fall. Nonetheless, the pace of growth was slower than the...

Finland's foreign trade deficit increased in October from a year ago, as exports fell faster than imports, preliminary figures from Finland Customs Office showed Thursday. The trade deficit widened to EUR 190 million in October from EUR 54 million in the corresponding month last year. The value...

China-trade-120716.jpg China's exports grew unexpectedly in November as a weaker yuan underpinned foreign demand, while imports logged a notable gain on domestic orders. Data from the General Administration of Customs showed that exports edged up 0.1 percent from a year ago in dollar terms, confounding expectations for a decline of 5 percent.

EEP22-011515_08Dec16.jpg The European Central Bank announces the outcome of its governing council meeting on Thursday. The bank is widely expected to keep its key interest rates unchanged.

Permanent job placements in the U.K. grew at the fastest pace in nine months in November, the Report on Jobs compiled by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and IHS Markit showed Thursday. The number of people placed in permanent jobs rose again in November, with the rate of growth quickening...

Dutch consumer prices grew for the fourth consecutive month in November, and at a faster-than-expected pace, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Thursday. The consumer price index rose 0.6 percent year-over-year in November, just above the 0.5 percent climb expected by economists....

A measure of peoples' assessment of the Japanese economy increased unexpectedly in November to the strongest level in almost one year, survey figures from the Cabinet Office showed Thursday. The current index of Economy Watchers' survey climbed to 48.6 n November from 46.2 in the previous month. Meanwhile,...

The U.K. economy expanded at a steady pace in three months ended November, data from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research showed Wednesday. Output grew 0.4 percent in three months to November, the same rate as seen in the three months ended October. Rebecca Piggott, Research Fellow...

China's exports grew marginally in November, data from the General Administration of Customs reportedly showed Thursday. Exports edged up 0.1 percent from a year ago, confounding expectations for a decline of 5 percent. At the same time, imports advanced 6.7 percent in contrast to the expected...

trade.jpg Australia posted a seasonally adjusted merchandise trade deficit of A$1.541 trillion in October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That was well shy of forecasts for a deficit of A$610 million following the downwardly revised A$1.272 trillion shortfall in September (originally...

japanexports-112510.jpg Japan's gross domestic product was bumped down to +0.3 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2016, the Cabinet Office said in Thursday's final revision. That missed expectations for 0.5 percent, which would have been unrevised from the November 14 preliminary reading. GDP was up 0.2 percent...

Australia had a seasonally adjusted merchandise trade deficit of A$1.541 trillion in October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That was well shy of forecasts for a deficit of A$610 million following the downwardly revised A$1.272 trillion shortfall in September (originally -A$1.227...

The house price balance in the United Kingdom jumped in November, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said on Thursday, rising 30 percent. That beat forecasts for a gain of 26 percent and was up sharply from 23 percent in October. By region, the strongest areas for price growth were the...

Japan's gross domestic product was revised down to +0.3 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2016, the Cabinet Office said in Thursday's final reading. That missed expectations for 0.5 percent, which would have been unrevised from the November 14 preliminary reading. GDP was up 0.2 percent...

Japan had a current account surplus of 1.719 trillion yen in October, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday - rising 22.7 percent on year. The headline figure exceeded expectations for a surplus of 1.545 trillion yen following the 1.821 trillion yen surplus in September. The trade balance reflected...

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