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consumerconfidence-012715.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. has seen a substantial improvement in the month of January, according to a report released by the Conference Board on Tuesday, with the consumer confidence index jumping to its highest level in over seven years.

newhomesales-012715.jpg After reporting an unexpected drop in sales of new single-family houses in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing that U.S. new home sales rebounded by more than anticipated in the month of December.

Consumer confidence has seen a substantial improvement in the month of January, according to a report released by the Conference Board on Tuesday, with the consumer confidence index jumping to its highest level in over seven years.

After reporting an unexpected drop in sales of new single-family houses in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing that U.S. new home sales rebounded by more than anticipated in the month of December.

homesales-030411_27Jan15.jpg Annual home price growth in major metropolitan areas continued to slow in the month of November, according to a report released by Standard & Poor's on Tuesday.

USdurablegoods-012715.jpg New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods unexpectedly showed a substantial decrease in the month of December, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday, with the drop partly due to a sharp decline in orders for transportation equipment.

Hungary's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged at a record low for a sixth straight month on Tuesday, while economists said the massive stimulus announced by the European Central Bank has raised the scope for more policy easing in coming months. The Monetary Council of the Magyar Nemzeti...

New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods showed a substantial decrease in the month of December, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday, with the drop partly due to a sharp decline in orders for transportation equipment.

Thailand's exports recovered in December but it fell slightly over the whole year of 2014, the Commerce Ministry reported Tuesday. In December, exports increased 1.9 percent reversing last month's 1 percent fall. At the same time, imports were down 8.7 percent versus a 3.5 percent drop in November....

UKGDP-012715.jpg U.K. economic growth slowed more than expected in the fourth quarter due to weakness in the production and construction sectors but the economy logged its strongest growth in seven years in 2014 as a whole, preliminary data from the Office for National Statistics showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product grew 0.5 percent sequentially, slower than the 0.7 percent expansion seen in the third quarter.

Poland retail sales recovered in December after declining in the previous, though the growth was less-than-expected, figures from the statistical office showed Tuesday. Retail sales at current prices rose 1.8 percent annually following a 0.2 percent fall in the previous month. Economists had forecast...

Poland's unemployment rate for December rose less-than-expected from the previous month, but reached a three-month high, figures from the statistical office showed Tuesday. The registered jobless rate climbed to 11.5 percent from 11.4 percent in November. Economists had forecast a figure of 11.6...

The U.K. economy grew at a slower pace in the fourth quarter, preliminary estimates from the Office for National Statistics showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product grew 0.5 percent sequentially, slower than the 0.7 percent expansion seen in the third quarter and a 0.6 percent rise forecast by economists. Output...

U.K. mortgage approvals decreased more than expected in December, data from British Bankers' Association, or BBA, revealed Tuesday. The number of loans approved for house purchases fell to 35,667 in December from 36,657 in November. It was forecast to fall to 36,500. After the temporary bottleneck...

Poland's economy expanded at the fastest rate in three years in 2014, in line with the consensus estimate, data from the Central Statistical Office showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product, or GDP, grew 3.3 percent year-on-year in 2014 as expected by economists. This follows a 1.7 percent increase...

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