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Croatia's consumer prices increased for the first time in one-and-a-half years in December, figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics showed Monday. The consumer price index edged up 0.2 percent year-over-year in December, reversing a 0.2 percent drop in the previous month. It was the first rise...

The Bank of Japan left its economic view of six out of nine regions unchanged from its prior assessment in October, while upgrading other three regions. In its quarterly Regional Economic Report released Monday, the bank raised its assessment of Tohoku, Kanto-Koshinetsu and Tokai. This was based...

Italy's consumer prices increased for the second straight month in December as initially estimated, latest figures from the statistical office Istat showed Monday. The consumer price index climbed 0.5 percent year-over-year in December, confirming the flash data, following a 0.1 percent slight rise...

The euro area trade surplus advanced in November as the growth in exports outpaced the increase in imports, data from Eurostat showed Monday. The trade surplus rose to a seasonally adjusted EUR 22.7 billion in November from EUR 19.9 billion in October. Exports climbed 3.3 percent and imports...

Denmark's producer prices increased for the second straight month in December, figures from Statistics Denmark showed Monday. The producer price index rose 3.2 percent year-over-year in December, faster than the 2.4 percent climb in November. Domestic market producer prices grew 4.6 percent annually...

Czech producer prices declined at a slower pace in December, figures from the Czech Statistical Office showed Monday. Producer prices dropped 0.4 percent from prior year, following November's 1.3 percent decrease. Economists had forecast a 0.5 percent fall for December. Prices had declined mainly...

Germany's manufacturing employment increased in November from a year ago, data from Destatis showed Monday. The number of people worked in local manufacturing units grew by around 40,000 or 0.7 percent from prior year in November. At the end of November, there were 5.4 million employed persons...

India's wholesale price inflation accelerated at a slower-than-expected pace in December, after easing in the previous three months, preliminary data from the Ministry of Commerce & Industry showed Monday. Wholesale prices rose 3.39 percent year-over-year in December, faster than November's 3.15...

Turkey's unemployment rate continued to increase in October, the Turkish Statistical Institute reported Monday. The jobless rate rose to a seasonally adjusted 11.7 percent in October from 11.3 percent in September. The number of unemployed increased by 117,000 to 3.611 million in October. On an...

The global economy is now facing the uncertain prospect of policy measures against free trade, especially in the U.S., Monetary Authority of Singapore Managing Director Ravi Menon said Monday. He observed that there is talk of imposing a border tax adjustment and labelling major trade partners as...

Norway's foreign trade surplus increased at the end of the year, as exports rose and imports fell, figures from Statistics Norway showed Monday. The trade surplus climbed to NOK 23.3 billion in December from NOK 15.9 billion in the corresponding month last year. In November, the surplus was NOK 15.4...

Indonesia's exports logged a double-digit expansion in December, figures from the Central Statistics Agency showed Monday. Exports increased 15.8 percent year-on-year to $13.77 billion in December, bigger than the expected growth of 14.1 percent. At the same time, imports grew 5.8 percent annually...

Foreign trade data from Eurozone is due on Monday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 3.00 am ET, the Czech Statistical Office is scheduled to issue producer and export prices for December. Producer prices are forecast to drop 0.5 percent annually, following November's 1.3 percent...

Japan's core machinery orders declined at a faster-than-expected pace in November, figures from the Cabinet Office showed Monday. Private-sector machinery orders, excluding volatile ones for ships and those from electric power companies, fell a seasonally adjusted 5.1 percent month-over-month in November,...

Japan's tertiary industry activity recovered in November, data published by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed Monday. The tertiary industry activity grew 0.2 percent month-on-month in November after staying flat in October. This was the first increase in four months. Activity has...

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