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Lithuania's economic growth eased less than initially estimated in the three months ended June, latest figures from the Department of Statistics showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product advanced a seasonally and working-day-adjusted 2.1 percent in the second quarter instead of a 2.0 percent climb reported...

Austria's manufacturing sector expanded at a slower pace on weak output and new orders in August, survey from Markit showed Tuesday. The factory Purchasing Managers' Index fell to a 3-month low of 52.1 in August from 53.4 in July. However, a reading above 50 indicates expansion. Operating conditions...

Slovakia's economic sentiment increased for the second straight month in August, data from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed Tuesday. The economic sentiment indicator rose to 100.9 in August from 100.0 in the previous month. In June, the reading was 99.1. Among components, morale...

A measure reflecting Swiss economic activity declined for the first time in three months and at a faster-than-expected pace in August, to its lowest level in eight months, survey data from the Swiss Economic Institute KOF showed Tuesday. The KOF Economic Barometer declined to 99.8 from 103.5 in July,...

Spain's consumer prices dropped slightly in August, flash data from the statistical office INE showed Tuesday. Consumer prices decreased only 0.1 percent year-on-year in August, following a 0.6 percent drop in July. Prices have remained negative for the eighth consecutive month in August. Economists...

Hungary's unemployment rate decreased slightly in the three months ended July, in line with expectations, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Monday. The jobless rate dropped to 5.0 percent in the May to July period from 5.1 percent in the April to June period. The figure...

Germany's import prices continued to fall in July but the pace of decline slowed for the third straight month, Destatis reported Tuesday. Import prices decreased 3.8 percent year-on-year in July, slower than the 4.6 percent decline seen in June and the expected fall of 4 percent. A similar slower...

EEP09-011515_30Aug16.jpg Economic confidence from euro area and mortgage approvals from the U.K. are the major reports due on Tuesday.

Malaysia's producer prices decreased at faster pace in July, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Tuesday. The producer price index dropped 2.1 percent year-over-year in July, which was worse than the 1.3 percent decline in June. Among the main industrial sectors, mining index plunged...

trade.jpg The total number of building permits issued in Australia surged a seasonally adjusted 11.3 percent on month in July, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday - coming in at 20,987. That beat forecasts for an increase of 1.1 percent following the 2.9 percent contraction in June. On a...

The total number of building permits issued in Australia was up a seasonally adjusted 11.3 percent on month in July, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday - coming in at 20,987. That beat forecasts for an increase of 1.1 percent following the 2.9 percent contraction in June. On a...

japanexports-112510.jpg The average of household spending in Japan slipped 0.5 percent on year in July, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Tuesday - standing at 278,067 yen. The headline figure beat forecasts for a decline of 1.4 percent following the downwardly revised 2.3 percent contraction in...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg The total number of building permits issued in New Zealand plummeted a seasonally adjusted 10.5 percent on month in July, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday - coming in at 2,811. That follows the 16.3 percent spike in June. Among the individual components, permits were issued for 1,761 houses;...

Retail sales in Japan fell 0.2 percent on year in July, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Tuesday. That beat forecasts for a decline of 0.9 percent following the upwardly revised 1.3 percent contraction in June (originally -1.4 percent). Sales from large retailers climbed...

The jobless rate in Japan came in at a seasonally adjusted 3.0 percent in July, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Tuesday. That beat forecasts for 3.1 percent, which would have been unchanged from the June reading. The job-to-applicant ratio was 1.37 - unchanged from the...

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