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Existinghomesales-072214.jpg After reporting a sharp increase in existing home sales in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Tuesday showing that existing home sales once again rose by more than expected in the month of June.

After reporting a sharp increase in existing home sales in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Tuesday showing that existing home sales once again rose by more than expected in the month of June.

Hungary's central bank slashed its key interest rate more-than-expected on Tuesday, after prices declined for a third straight month in June. The Monetary Council of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank reduced the central bank base rate by 20 basis points to a record low 2.10 percent. Economists had forecast...

Mexico's retail sales in May rose at a more-than-expected from a year ago, after declining in the previous month, preliminary figures from the statistical office INEGI showed Tuesday. Retail sales grew 1.6 percent year-on-year in May, rebounding from a 0.4 percent fall registered in April. Economists...

CPIchart-072214.jpg With energy prices showing a significant increase amid rising gasoline prices, the Labor Department released a report on Tuesday showing that U.S. consumer prices rose in line with economist estimates in the month of June.

With energy prices showing a significant increase amid rising gasoline prices, the Labor Department released a report on Tuesday showing that U.S. consumer prices rose in line with economist estimates in the month of June.

British manufacturing firms are upbeat about the next quarter with expectations for total orders growth at their strongest since 1977, a survey from the Confederation of British Industry showed Tuesday.

China's central bank on Tuesday refrained from absorbing liquidity ahead of several initial public offerings. The People's Bank of China suspended the operation as it will again increase money market rates and strain availability of funds ahead of the upcoming 11 initial public offerings and tax payment...

Moldova's producer price inflation accelerated at a faster pace in June, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday. The producer price index rose 7.8 percent year-on-year in June, faster than May's 6.6 percent climb. Inflation accelerated for the seventh month in a row. Domestic...

Germany's leading index, which measures perceptions on future economic activity, rose for the second straight month in May, survey figures from Conference Board showed Tuesday. The Conference Board leading economic index rose 0.3 percent in May. That followed a 0.2 percent increase in April and stagnation...

Global consumer confidence increased in the second quarter to reach the highest levels since the first quarter in 2007 as job optimism improved, results of a survey by Nielsen showed Tuesday. The Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index rose a point from the previous quarter to 97 in the second quarter....

U.K. budget deficit excluding financial interventions increased in June, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Tuesday. Public sector net borrowing excluding financial interventions totaled GBP 11.4 billion, which was GBP 3.8 billion than last June. It was forecast to rise to GBP 10.5...

Finland's unemployment rate eased in June from a one-year high registered in the previous month, figures from Statistics Finland showed Tuesday. The unemployment rate fell sharply to 9.2 percent from May's 10.7 percent. The youth unemployment, which applies to 15 to 24 age group, also fell sharply...

South Africa's leading index rose moderately in May, after remaining stable in the previous month, figures from the South African Reserve Bank showed Tuesday. The leading index, measuring perception on future economic conditions, rose 0.1 points to 99.6 in May from 99.5 in the previous month. Out...

Japan's government on Tuesday downgraded growth outlook for the fiscal year 2014, citing weak exports and subdued demand after the sales tax hike in April. The Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, the top advisory panel, said the real gross domestic product will grow 1.2 percent in the fiscal year...