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Dutch producer confidence strengthened again in April to the highest level in more than nine years, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Wednesday. The producer confidence index rose to 8.3 in April from 7.8 in March. In February, the score was 7.0. Moreover, the latest reading...

Singapore's industrial production growth exceeded expectations in March, data from the Economic Development Board showed Wednesday. Industrial production grew 10.2 percent year-on-year in March, the same pace of expansion as seen in February. Output was expected to gain 5.8 percent. Excluding...

Japan's industrial production rebounded at a faster-than-expected pace in February on back of strong industrial production, data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed Wednesday. The all industry activity index climbed 0.7 percent month-over-month in February, reversing a 0.4 percent...

Australia's consumer sentiment declined for the second straight time during the week ended April 23, a weekly survey compiled by the ANZ bank and Roy Morgan Research showed Wednesday. The consumer confidence index fell by 1.24 percent to 111.2 from 112.6 in the previous week. Moreover, the index remained...

EEP19-011515_26Apr17.jpg Consumer sentiment survey data from France is due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

New Zealand's net migration increased further in March from a year ago, driven by rising number of migrant arrivals and fewer migrant departures, figures from Statistics New Zealand showed Wednesday. In the year to March 31, the country recorded a net migration of 71,932, up from 67,619 a year earlier....

Total credit card spending in New Zealand increased in March after falling in the previous month, data from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand showed Wednesday. Credit card spending rose 0.8 percent month-over-month in March, reversing a 1.4 percent decline in February. Domestic billings climbed 0.3...

trade.jpg Consumer prices in Australia gained 0.5 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2017, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. That was unchanged from the previous three months, although it was shy of forecasts for 0.6 percent. The most significant price rises this quarter are...

Consumer prices in Australia were up 0.5 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2017, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. That was unchanged from the previous three months, although it was shy of forecasts for 0.6 percent. On a yearly basis, inflation advanced 2.1 percent...

Australia will on Wednesday release Q1 figures for consumer prices, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Inflation is expected to have added 0.6 percent on quarter and 2.2 percent on year after rising 0.5 percent on quarter and 1.5 percent on year in the three months prior. The...

consumerconfidence-042517.jpg After reporting notable increases in U.S. consumer confidence over the two previous months, the Conference Board released a report on Tuesday showing that consumer confidence pulled back by more than expected in the month of April.

newhomesales-042517.jpg New home sales in the U.S. saw a substantial increase in the month of March, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday. The Commerce Department said new home sales jumped by 5.8 percent to an annual rate of 621,000 in March from a revised 587,000 in February.

The British manufacturing sector will perform relatively well this year, despite a weak start to the second quarter, Paul Hollingsworth, a UK economist at Capital Economics, said. The Industrial Trends survey from the Confederation of British Industry, released on Monday, showed that the total orders...

Belgium's business confidence recovered slightly in April after two consecutive months of modest declines, as sentiment improved in manufacturing, trade and construction, survey data from the National Bank of Belgium showed Tuesday. The business confidence index rose to -0.8 from -1.6 in March. The...

Hungary's central bank held at its key interest rate at a record low for an eleventh straight month on Tuesday. The Monetary Council of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank left the base rate unchanged at 0.90 percent, in line with economists' expectations. The bank had cut the key rate by 15 basis points in...

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