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Tradebalance-030615.jpg Reflecting a notable decrease in the value of imports, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that the U.S. trade deficit narrowed in line with economist estimates in the month of January.

UnEmploymentRate-030615.jpg With employment in the U.S. climbing by much more than anticipated, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing that the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in well over six years in the month of February.

Mexico's consumer confidence unexpectedly weakened for a second straight month in February to its lowest level in six months, figures from the statistical office INEGI revealed Friday. The consumer confidence index dropped to 90.3, which was the lowest score since August last year, when the reading...

Reflecting a notable decrease in the value of imports, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that the U.S. trade deficit narrowed in line with economist estimates in the month of January.

Greece repaid on Friday the first EUR 310 million tranche of a loan from the International Monetary Fund that was due in March, reports said citing government officials. The repayment was due on Friday and the country has to pay a total EUR 1.5 billion to the IMF over the next two weeks, as the government...

With employment in the U.S. climbing by much more than anticipated, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing that the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in well over six years in the month of February.

EurozoneGDP-030615.jpg The Eurozone economy expanded as initially estimated in the fourth quarter on broad-based support from spending, investment and exports. Gross domestic product grew 0.3 percent sequentially, slightly faster than the third quarter's 0.2 percent expansion, second estimates from Eurostat showed Friday.

Latvia's industrial production declined for the third straight month in January at a faster pace, figures from the Central Statistical Office showed Friday. Industrial production fell a calender-adjusted 3.5 percent year-on-year in January, much faster than December's 0.6 percent fall. In November,...

Bulgaria's economic growth slowed less than initially estimated in the fourth quarter of 2014, latest data from the National Statistical Institute showed Friday. Gross domestic product rose 1.3 percent year-on-year in the three months ended in December, which was revised from 1.2 percent estimated...

GermanIndustrialOutput-030615.jpg Germany's industrial production grew for the fifth straight month in January signaling that growth is gaining a foothold in the biggest euro area economy, although orders data cast doubt over recovery. Industrial production grew 0.6 percent in January from December, which was the fifth consecutive rise, data from Destatis showed Friday.

Britons' inflation expectations for a year fell to its lowest level in more than 13 years and more people expect interest rates to remain unchanged over the next 12 months, results of a quarterly survey from the Bank of England showed Friday. Median expectations of inflation over the coming year...

The Eurozone economy expanded as initially estimated in the fourth quarter, second estimates from Eurostat showed Friday. Gross domestic product grew 0.3 percent sequentially, slightly faster than the third quarter's 0.2 percent expansion. The statistical office confirmed the estimate released on...

Italy's producer prices declined at a faster pace in January, preliminary figures from the statistical office Istat showed Friday. Industrial producer prices fell 2.9 percent year-over-year at the start of the year, which was worse than December's 1.8 percent decrease. Producer prices have been falling...

Denmark's industrial production declined at the start of the year, after rising slightly in the previous month, figures from Statistics Denmark showed Friday. Industrial production fell a seasonally adjusted 1.9 percent month-on-month in January, in contrast to 0.1 percent increase in December, which...

Norway's industrial production dropped in January after rising in the previous month, figures from Statistics Norway showed Friday. Industrial production fell a calender-adjusted 0.4 percent year-on-year in January, partially reversing the 3.5 percent gain in December. Manufacturing output declined...

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