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ConsumerConfidence-083016.jpg After reporting a marginal decline in U.S. consumer confidence in the previous month, the Conference Board released a report on Tuesday showing that consumer confidence rebounded strongly in the month of August.

Brazil's unemployment rate rose for a second consecutive month in July to its highest level in more than five years as the economy goes through a severe recession in decades, figures from the statistical office IBGE showed Tuesday. The jobless rate climbed to 11.6 percent in the three months to July...

HomePrices-083016.jpg Home price growth in major U.S. metropolitan areas unexpectedly slowed in the month of June, according to a report released by Standard & Poor's on Tuesday. The report said the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city composite home price index was up 5.1 percent year-over-year in June.

EEC-083016.jpg Eurozone economic confidence deteriorated to a five-month low in August reflecting widespread weakness across sectors, adding to concerns that risks to growth intensified after the Brexit vote. The economic confidence index fell more-than-expected to 103.5 from 104.5 in July, survey data from the European Commission showed Tuesday.

Germany's consumer price inflation held steady in August after accelerating in the previous three months, preliminary data from Destatis showed Tuesday. The consumer price index rose 0.4 percent year-on-year, same as in July. Economists had forecast 0.5 percent inflation. The 0.4 percent inflation...

Bulgaria's producer prices declined again in July, but at a slightly slower pace than in the previous month, figures from the National Statistical Institute showed Tuesday. The overall producer price index fell 4.3 percent year-over-year in July, following a 4.5 percent decrease in June. The prices...

Portugal's consumer confidence held steady in August at its highest level thus far this year, survey data from Statistics Portugal showed Tuesday. The consumer confidence index was unchanged at 13, the strongest reading since December's -14.1. Confidence indexes for the manufacturing, construction,...

Portugal's industrial production decreased for the third straight month in July, while retail sales growth accelerated, figures from Statistics Portugal showed Tuesday. Industrial production fell 1.6 percent year-over-year in July, which was worse than the 1.2 percent drop in June. Production...

Latvia's retail sales growth improved marginally in July, after easing sharply in the previous month, data from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Tuesday. Retail sales rose a calendar adjusted 1.3 percent year-over-year in July, slightly faster than the 1.2 percent climb in June. In May, the rate...

Ireland's unemployment rate held steady in August, after falling in the previous month, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 8.3 percent in August, the same rate as in July. In the corresponding month last year, the unemployment...

Greece's producer prices dropped further in July, though at a slower pace than in the previous month, figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Tuesday. The overall producer price index fell 7.3 percent year-over-year in July, following a 7.8 percent decrease in June. The measure has...

Italy's retail sales increased for the third straight month in June, defying economists' expectations for a decline, figures from the statistical office ISTAT showed Tuesday. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent month-over-month in June, following a 0.3 percent climb in the previous...

Eurozone economic confidence deteriorated in August, survey data from the European Commission showed Tuesday. The economic confidence index fell to 103.5 from 104.5 in July. The expected score was 104.1. The industrial sentiment indicator came in at -4.4 versus -2.6 in July. The marked decrease...

U.K. mortgage approvals declined to the lowest since early 2015, the Bank of England reported Tuesday. The number of mortgage approvals fell to 60,912 in July from 64,152 in June. This was the lowest since January 2015. Economists had forecast approvals to fall to 61,900. Consumer credit rose...

Poland's economy expanded at a slightly faster pace in the second quarter, as initially expected, latest figures from the statistical office showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product rose an unadjusted 3.1 percent year-on-year following 3 percent expansion in the first quarter. The figure was in line...

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