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Hungary's industrial production declined for the second straight month in October, preliminary figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Tuesday. Industrial production fell a working-day-adjusted 2.1 percent year-over-year in October, but slower than the 3.7 percent decrease in...

Switzerland's consumer prices continued its downward trend in November, the Federal Statistical Office showed Tuesday. Consumer prices declined 0.3 percent year-on-year in November, following a 0.2 percent fall a month ago. Prices were forecast to fall 0.2 percent. This was the biggest fall since...

Hungary's economic growth eased less than initially estimated in the three months ended September, latest figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product advanced an unadjusted 2.2 percent year-over-year in the third quarter instead of a 2.0 percent rise...

South Africa's economic growth eased more-than-expected in the three months ended September, figures from Statistics South Africa showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product edged up an annualized 0.2 percent from the second quarter, when it expanded by 3.5 percent. Economists had expected the growth to...

Romania's economic growth eased as initially estimated in the three months ended September, latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent in the third quarter, confirming the flash data, following a 1.5 percent...

Germany's factory orders increased at the fastest pace in more than two years in October, figures from Destatis showed Tuesday. Factory orders grew 4.9 percent month-on-month in October, reversing a revised 0.3 percent drop in September. This was the fastest growth since July 2014, when orders advanced...

AIR-120616.jpg Australia's central bank maintained its key interest rate unchanged at a record low on Tuesday, as policymakers expect higher commodity prices to boost national income. The board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, governed by Philip Lowe, decided to retain the cash rate at 1.50 percent. The bank had reduced the rate by 25-basis points each in August and May.

EEP2-091614_06Dec16.jpg Factory orders from Germany and final GDP from euro area are due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

Taiwan's consumer price inflation accelerated unexpectedly in November to the highest level in eight months, figures from the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics showed Tuesday. The consumer price index climbed 1.97 percent year-over-year in November, faster than previous month's...

Philippine consumer price inflation accelerated unexpectedly in November to the highest level in twenty-one months, figures from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed Monday. The consumer price index rose 2.5 percent year-over-year in November, faster than October's 2.3 percent stable rate of...

Australia's central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged at a record low on Tuesday as economists had expected. The board of the Reserve Bank of Australia governed by Philip Lowe kept the cash rate at 1.50 percent. The bank had reduced the rate by 25-basis points each in August and May. Taking...

trade.jpg Australia's seasonally adjusted current account deficit narrowed to A$11.358 billion in the third quarter of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday - owing to higher export commodity prices. That follows the A$15.943 billion shortfall in the three months prior. The balance on...

Labor cash earnings in Japan added just 0.1 percent on year in October, government data revealed on Tuesday. That was shy of expectations for an increase of 0.2 percent following the downwardly revised flat reading in September (originally 0.2 percent). Real cash earnings were flat on an annual...

Australia had a seasonally adjusted current account deficit of A$11.358 billion in the third quarter of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday. That follows the A$15.943 billion shortfall in the three months prior. The balance on goods and services marked a deficit of A$4.682...

Like-for-like sales in the United Kingdom gained just 0.6 percent on year in November, the British Retail Consortium said on Tuesday. That was well shy of forecasts for an increase of 1.7 percent, which would have been unchanged from the October reading. Like sales fell 0.4 percent a year earlier. Overall...

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