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Ireland's economic growth improved in the three months ended March after easing in the previous quarter, initial figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Thursday. Gross domestic product grew a seasonally adjusted 1.4 percent quarterly in the first quarter, faster than previous quarter's...

Greece's producer prices declined for the twelfth straight month in June and at a faster pace from the previous month, figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Thursday. The overall producer price index fell 5.7 percent year-over-year in June, faster than May's 4.6 percent decline. Producer...

EurozoneEconomicConfidence-073015.jpg Eurozone economic confidence rose unexpectedly to a four-year high in July and businesses became more upbeat after the threat of Grexit diminished, survey results from European Commission showed Thursday. The economic sentiment index climbed to 104 in July. A similar reading was last seen in the same month of 2011 and a higher score of 106 was recorded in June that year.

Portugal's unemployment rate held steady in June, preliminary figures from Statistics Portugal showed Thursday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 12.4 percent in June, the same rate as in May, which was revised down from 13.2 percent. In April, the rate was 12.8 percent. In the corresponding...

Latvia's economic growth accelerated in the three months ended June, after easing slightly in the previous quarter, preliminary figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Thursday. Gross domestic product rose a seasonally adjusted 1.2 percent quarter-on-quarter in the second quarter, faster...

Slovenia's retail sales increased in June from a year ago, preliminary figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Thursday. Retail sales volume rose 0.6 percent year-over-year in June. Excluding automotive fuel, sales dropped by 0.7 percent. Sales of food, beverages...

Eurozone economic confidence rose unexpectedly to a four-year high in July, survey results from European Commission showed Thursday. The economic sentiment index came in at 104 in July. A similar reading was last seen in July 2011. Economists had forecast the indicator to fall to 103.2 from 103.5...

Austria's manufacturing sector growth accelerated in June, as output and new orders rose at the strongest pace in almost one-and-a-half years, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Thursday. The seasonally adjusted Bank Austria Manufacturing PMI climbed to 52.4 in July from 51.2 in the previous...

Portugal's consumer confidence improved in July to reach its highest level since April 2002, after worsening in the previous month, figures from Statistics Portugal showed Thursday. The consumer confidence indicator rose to -19.0 in July from -20 in the previous month. In May, the reading was -19.7. The...

Bulgaria's producer prices declined in June from a year ago, figures from the National Statistical Institute showed Thursday. The total producer price index dropped 0.2 percent year-on-year in June. Prices in the manufacturing sector fell 1.3 percent, while that in mining and quarrying sector grew...

Norway's retail sales increased more-than-expected in June due to bad weather, figures from Statistics Norway showed Thursday. Retail sales volume, excluding motor vehicles, rose a seasonally adjusted 1.0 percent month-over-month in June, in contrast to a 3.4 percent fall in the previous month. Economists...

Sweden's economic growth accelerated at a faster-than-expected pace in the second quarter, after easing in the prior quarter, figures from Statistics Sweden showed Thursday. Gross domestic product advanced a seasonally adjusted 1.0 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months ended June, faster...

German unemployment increased unexpectedly in July, reports said citing data from the Federal Labor Agency on Thursday. The number of unemployed rose 9,000 in July from June, confounding expectations for a decline of 5,000. The jobless rate remained unchanged at a seasonally adjusted 6.4 percent...

Denmark's unemployment held steady for a third straight month at a 6-year low in June, while the industrial confidence indicator fell for the second consecutive month in July, figures from Statistics Denmark showed Thursday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 4.7 percent in June, unchanged since...

Austria's producer prices continued to decline in June, preliminary figures from Statistics Austria showed Thursday. The producer price index fell 1.0 percent year-over-year in June, slightly faster than previous month's 0.9 percent decrease. Producer prices have been falling since February 2013. Prices...

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