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Austria's economic growth accelerated more than initially estimated in the first quarter, final data from the Austrian Institute of Economic Research, or WIFO, showed Monday. Gross domestic product expanded by seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent sequentially instead of 0.6 percent growth estimated previously...

Germany's consumer prices rose slightly in May, reversing a similar size decline in the previous month, preliminary data from Destatis showed Monday. The consumer price index edged up 0.1 percent year-on-year following a 0.1 percent fall in April. The increase was in line with economists' expectations....

EEC-053016.jpg Eurozone economic confidence rose to a four-month high in May, driven by marked improvements in sentiment among consumers and managers in the retail trade and construction sectors. The economic sentiment index improved more-than-expected to 104.7 from a revised score of 104.0 in the previous month, survey results from the European Commission showed Monday.

Greece's producer prices decreased at a stable pace in April, figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Monday. The overall producer price index plunged 10.2 percent year-over-year in April, the same rate of decline as in the previous month. Producer prices have been falling since July...

Portugal's economic sentiment strengthened for a third straight month in May, as production and retail sales improved, and unemployment remained unchanged in April, data from Statistics Portugal showed Monday. The economic sentiment indicator rose to 1.2 from 1.1 in April. The latest reading was...

Norway's unemployment rate held steady in March, in line with expectations, figures from Statistics Norway showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 4.7 percent in March, the same rate as in December. The figure also matched consensus estimate. There were 130,000 unemployed...

Latvia's retail sales growth accelerated in April after easing in the previous two months, figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics showed Monday. Retail Sales climbed a calendar-adjusted 1.8 percent year-over-year in April, faster than the 0.3 percent increase in March. In February, sales had...

Italy's domestic producer prices continued to decline in April, the statistical office Istat showed Monday. Producer prices fell 4.5 percent year-on-year in April, bigger than the 3.9 percent decrease seen in March. On a monthly basis, producer prices slid 0.9 percent, reversing a 0.2 percent...

Croatia's industrial production growth eased in April after accelerating in the previous month, figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics showed Monday. Industrial production climbed a working-day-adjusted 4.9 percent year-over-year in April, slower than the 6.9 percent rise in March. In February,...

The Greece economy contracted more than initially estimated in the three months ended March, latest figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Monday. Gross domestic product fell a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent quarterly in the first quarter instead of 0.4 percent fall estimated on May...

Eurozone economic confidence rose to a four-month high in May, survey results from the European Commission showed Monday. The economic sentiment index improved more-than-expected to 104.7 from a revised score of 104.0 in the prior month. This was the highest score since January. The expected reading...

Austria's manufacturing activity expanded at a stable pace in May despite slower growth of new business, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted Bank Austria Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, came in at 52.0 in May, the same reading as in April. Any reading above...

Swedish economic growth slowed in the first quarter to its weakest pace in one-and-a half years, preliminary data from Statistics Sweden showed Monday. Gross domestic product grew a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent year-on-year following 1.6 percent expansion in the final three months of last year,...

Norway's retail sales remained unchanged in April, defying economists' expectations for an increase, figures from Statistics Sweden showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted volume of retail sales excluding automobiles showed no variations in April, following a 0.7 percent drop in the previous month....

A measure of the Swiss economic climate rose slightly in May to its highest level in a year, signaling on-going development in the economy, survey data from the KOF Swiss Economic Institute showed Monday. The KOF Economic Barometer climbed to 102.9 from 102.6 in April, which was revised from 102.7....

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