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Lithuania's economic growth improved more than initially estimated in the three months ended March, latest data from the Department of Statistics showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product advanced a seasonally and working-day-adjusted 2.5 percent year-over-year in the first quarter instead of a 2.4 percent...

The Eurozone jobless rate remained stable at the highest level in more than four years in April, Eurostat reported Tuesday. The unemployment rate came in at 10.2 percent in April, the same rate as seen in March, and in line with expectations. This was the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since...

Croatia's economic growth quickened in the three months ended March, after easing in the previous quarter, preliminary figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product rose an unadjusted 2.7 percent year-over-year in March, faster than the 1.9 percent climb in...

Denmark's unemployment rate held steady for a second straight month in April, preliminary data from Statistics Denmark showed Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 4.3 percent, where it has been since February. In January, the rate was 4.4 percent. Gross unemployment climbed to 114,600...

Eurozone consumer prices logged a marginal fall in May, flash estimate published by Eurostat showed Tuesday. Consumer prices dropped 0.1 percent from last year as expected by economists after easing 0.2 percent in April. This was the second consecutive decline in prices. Core inflation that excludes...

Hong Kong's retail sales continued to decrease in April, but at a slower-than-expected pace, preliminary figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Tuesday. The value of retail sales dropped 7.5 percent year-over-year in April, slower than the 9.8 percent decline in the previous month....

Eurozone money supply grew at a slower pace in April, data published by the European Central Bank showed Tuesday. The annual growth rate of M3 money supply slowed to 4.6 percent from 5 percent in March. Economists had forecast M3 to grow 5 percent again in April. Loans to households climbed 1.5...

Germany's unemployment declined more than expected in May, the Federal Labor Agency reportedly said Tuesday. The number of people out of work decreased by 11,000 to 2.695 million in May. Economists had forecast a fall of 5,000. The unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent, while economists expected...

Turkey's foreign trade deficit decreased in April from a year ago, as imports fell faster than exports, figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed Tuesday. The trade deficit narrowed to $4.21 billion in April from $5.02 billion in the corresponding month last year. The figure also matched...

French consumer prices continued to decline in May, the provisional estimate published by the statistical office Insee showed Tuesday. Consumer prices decreased 0.1 percent year-on-year in May, in line with expectations, but slower than the 0.2 percent drop seen in April. Prices have been falling...

Denmark's economy grew for a second straight quarter and at a faster-than-expected pace in the first three months of the year, preliminary data from Statistics Denmark showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product increased a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent from the previous quarter, when the economy expanded...

Hungary's producer prices decreased for the ninth consecutive month in April, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Tuesday. The producer price index fell 1.4 percent year-over-year in April, slower than the 1.6 percent drop in March. Domestic market producer prices dipped...

Germany's unemployment rate held steady in April, after falling slightly in the previous month, preliminary figures from Destatis showed Tuesday. The adjusted jobless rate came in at 4.2 percent in April, the same rate as in the previous month. In the corresponding month last year, the unemployment...

Germany's retail sales dropped unexpectedly in April, figures from Destatis revealed Tuesday. Retail turnover decreased 0.9 percent in April from March, confounding expectations for a 0.9 percent rise. This was the second consecutive drop in sales. The turnover had declined 1.4 percent in March...

Estonia's retail sales growth quickened in April, after easing in the previous two months, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Tuesday. The volume of retail sales excluding vehicles climbed 6.0 percent year-over-year in April, faster than the 3.0 percent gain in March. Sales have been rising since...

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