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IndiaGDP-083115.jpg The Indian economy maintained its robust growth in the three months to June, though the pace of expansion eased more-than-expected, adding pressure on the government to press ahead with reforms, and strengthened calls for policy easing. Gross domestic product rose 7 percent year-on-year, preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Monday.

ChicagoPMI-083115.jpg Business activity in the Chicago area unexpectedly grew at a slower rate in the month of August, according to a report released by MNI Indicators on Monday. MNI Indicators said its Chicago business barometer dipped to 54.4 in August from 54.7 in July.

Belgium's economic growth remained steady in the second quarter, as estimated earlier, led by industry and construction, final figures from the National Bank of Belgium revealed Monday. Gross domestic product rose 0.4 percent sequentially, same as in the first quarter. A year ago, growth was just...

South Africa's exports and imports increased in July, data published by the South African Revenue Service showed Monday. Exports increased by 4.7 percent or ZAR 4.26 billion from June and imports rose 12 percent or ZAR 10.14 billion. The trade deficit for July totaled ZAR 0.4 billion. The cumulative...

Story recast The Indian economy maintained its robust growth in the three months to June, though the pace of expansion eased more-than-expected, preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Monday. Gross domestic product rose 7 percent year-on-year. Economists had expected the...

Spain's current account surplus increased in June from last year, data from Bank of Spain showed Monday. The current account balance showed a surplus of EUR 1.3 billion versus EUR 1.2 billion in the same period of last year. Similarly, the surplus on capital account increased to EUR 0.5 billion...

Slovenia's economy expanded at a slower pace in the three months ended June, preliminary figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Monday. Gross domestic product grew an unadjusted 2.6 percent year-over-year in the second quarter, following 2.8 percent stable growth in...

euroinflation-083115.jpg Eurozone inflation remained unchanged at a very low level in August as further fall in oil prices curbed its ability to move upward. Inflation came in at 0.2 percent in August, the same rate as seen in July and June, preliminary data from Eurostat showed Monday. It was forecast to ease to 0.1 percent. Inflation remains below the European Central Bank's target of 'below, but close to, 2 percent.'

Slovenia's consumer prices declined for the eighth straight month in August, figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Monday. The consumer price index fell 0.3 percent year-over-year in August, following a 0.4 percent drop in the previous month. Prices have been falling...

Iceland's producer price inflation eased for the fourth straight month in July, figures from Statistics Portugal showed Monday. The producer price index rose 7.4 percent year-over-year in July, much slower than June's 11.0 percent climb. The index has been rising since August 2014. Prices in the...

Portugal's economy expanded in the second quarter at the same rate as estimated earlier, mainly driven by domestic demand, final figures from Statistics Portugal showed Monday. Gross domestic product rose 0.4 percent sequentially in the second quarter, the same pace of growth in the previous two...

Portugal's unemployment rate dropped slightly in July, preliminary figures from Statistics Portugal showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate dropped to 12.1 percent in July from 12.3 percent in the previous month, which was revised down from 12.4 percent. In the corresponding month...

Greece's retail sales declined in June after rising in the previous month, preliminary figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Monday. The volume of retail sales decreased 0.4 percent year-over-year in June, in contrast to a 4.1 percent sharp gain in May, which was revised down from...

Thailand's overall economic activities remained weak in July, data from the Bank of Thailand showed Monday. In July, only the tourism sector and public spending continued to expand, while exports remained sluggish due to the slowdown in China and the ASEAN economies. Moreover, private consumption...

Italy's consumer price inflation held steady for the second straight month in July, defying economists' expectations for an ease, preliminary figures from the statistical office Istat showed Monday. The consumer price index rose 0.2 percent year-over-year in August, the same rate of increase as in...

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