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Czech manufacturing activity growth quickened unexpectedly in September, survey figures from Markit Economics indicated Wednesday. The HSBC Czech Republic manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to 55.6 in September from the 11-month low of 54.3 in August. Economists had expected the...

Norway's manufacturing sector contracted for the first time in three months in September largely due to the downsizing in oil and gas industry, survey data from the Norwegian Association of Purchasing and Logistics showed Wednesday. The Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 49.4 in September from 51.8...

Poland's manufacturing sector declined at a slower than expected rate in September, results of a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Wednesday. The HSBC manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, came in at 49.5 in September. Economists had expected a score of 48.6. This completed...

Sweden's manufacturing sector grew at a faster rate in September, a report from Swedbank showed Wednesday. The manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to 53.4 in September from 51 in August. This was driven by the rebound in the index measuring manufacturing production, by 8.8 index...

Indonesia's inflation accelerated in September on food and utility costs, data from the Central Statistics Agency showed Wednesday. The trade balance swung into deficit in August as import growth exceeded the increase in exports. Inflation rose to 4.53 percent in September from 3.99 percent in...

Estonia's retail sales increased at a slower rate in August, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Wednesday. Retail sales rose 7 percent year-over-year in August following the 9 percent rise in July. This equaled the rate of increase in June. Sales of textiles, clothing, footwear and leather...

Estonia's industrial production declined in August after recovering a month ago, Statistics Estonia reported Wednesday. Industrial output fell 2 percent from July, when it was up around 2.8 percent. Production decreased as energy and mining recorded sharp declines, while manufacturing expanded only...

Russia's manufacturing sector expanded at a slower rate in September, though more then the consensus estimate, results of a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Wednesday. The HSBC purchasing managers' index, or PMI, for the manufacturing sector fell to 50.4 in September, declining for...

India's manufacturing sector expanded at the slowest pace since December 2013, survey from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The headline HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 51 in September from 52.4 in August. Although the pace of growth weakened to a 9-month low, the sector continued its expansion...

Ireland's manufacturing sector expanded at a slower rate in September, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted Investec purchasing managers' index, or PMI, fell to 55.7 in September from 57.3 in August. This marked the sixteenth consecutive month of growth in...

Singapore home prices decreased for the fourth consecutive time in the third quarter, flash data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority showed Wednesday. Residential property prices fell 0.6 percent sequentially, but slower than the 1 percent decline seen in the second quarter. Prices of non-landed...

EEP2-091614_01Oct14.jpg Results of manufacturing purchasing managers' surveys for major eurozone countries are due on Wednesday. At 1 am ET, Markit Economics will release its September manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, data for Ireland. In August, the PMI was at 57.3. Around the same time Markit Economics...

Indonesia's manufacturing sector recovered in September, results of a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Wednesday. The HSBC purchasing managers' index, or PMI, for the manufacturing sector rebounded to 50.7 in September from 49.5 in August. This marked expansion in manufacturing activity...

Taiwan's manufacturing sector expanded at the slowest rate in four months in September, results of a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Wednesday. The HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, for the manufacturing sector fell to 53.3 in September from the 40-month high of 56.1 in August....

retail-090312.jpg The total value of retail sales in Australia added a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent on month in August, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - coming in at A$23.311 billion. The headline figure was shy of forecasts for an increase of 0.4 percent, which would have been unchanged from...