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Ireland's unemployment rate decreased for the third straight month in December, data from the Central Statistics Office showed Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 6.2 percent in December from revised 6.4 percent in October. This was the lowest since May 2008, when the rate...

Ireland's consumer price inflation eased for the second straight month in December, though marginally, data from the Central Statistics Office showed Tuesday. The consumer price index climbed 0.4 percent year-over-year in December, just below the 0.5 percent increase in November. The measure has been...

Croatia's consumer price inflation eased in December after remaining stable in the previous two months, figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday. The consumer price index climbed 1.2 percent year-over-year in December, slower than November's 1.4 percent increase. The measure has...

Italy's consumer price inflation held steady as initially estimated in December, latest figures from the statistical office Istat showed Tuesday. The consumer price index climbed 0.9 percent year-over-year in December, the same rate of increase as in November. That was in line with the flash data...

British house price inflation eased in November after accelerating in the previous month, figures from the Office for National Statistics showed Tuesday. The house price index climbed 5.1 percent year-over-year in November, slower than the 5.4 percent rise in October, which was revised up from a 4.5...

Corrected last paragraph UK inflation slowed slightly largely on air fares in December, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Tuesday. Inflation eased to 3 percent in December from 3.1 percent in November. The rate came in line with expectations. The 3.1 percent logged in November...

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Czech producer price inflation eased for the third straight month in December, though at a slower-than-expected pace, figures from the Czech Statistical Office showed Tuesday. Industrial producer prices climbed 0.7 percent year-over-year in December, following a 0.9 percent rise in November. Economists...

Germany's consumer price inflation accelerated to a five-year high in 2017, final data published by Destatis showed Tuesday. Consumer price inflation climbed to 1.8 percent in 2017 from 0.5 percent a year ago. This was the highest rate since 2012. Between 2014 and 2016, the inflation rates were even...

Finland's economic output expanded at a faster pace in November from a year ago, figures from Statistics Finland showed Tuesday. National output grew a working-day-adjusted 3.5 percent year-over-year in November, following a 3.2 percent rise in October, which was revised up from 2.6 percent. Secondary...

New Zealand business confidence deteriorated in the fourth quarter, quarterly survey data from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research showed Tuesday. A net 11 percent of businesses expect economic conditions to deteriorate over the first half of 2018. Confidence had also decreased in the previous...

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Japan's tertiary activity index increased for the second straight month in November, and at a faster-than-expected rate, data published by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed Tuesday. The tertiary activity index climbed 1.1 percent month-over-month in November, following a 0.2 percent...

Australia's consumer confidence continued its uptrend during the week ended January 14, a weekly survey compiled by the ANZ bank and Roy Morgan Research showed Tuesday. The consumer confidence index climbed to 123.5 from 112.0 in the preceding week. Moreover, this was the highest score since October...

Ibovespa, the benchmark stock index in Brazil, rose 0.51% to 79,752.37 points Monday - a new record settlement - influenced by expiring stock options and data suggesting that the economic recovery in the country gained strength in November. The United States market holiday limited the local trading volume. Analysts...

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