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Spain's retail sales grew at a faster pace in April, the statistical office INE reported Monday. Calender-adjusted retail sales growth accelerated to 1.8 percent in April from 1.3 percent in March. On an unadjusted basis, sales declined 1 percent annually, reversing a 2.7 percent rise in the previous...

Singapore's producer price inflation accelerated notably on oil prices in April, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Monday. Producer price inflation rose to 7.6 percent in April from 3.9 percent in March. Oil prices surged 35.9 percent and non-oil prices climbed 3.7 percent. However,...

Finland's business sentiment strengthened sharply in May, the survey conducted by the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK showed Monday. The business confidence index rose to 8.0 in May from downwardly revised score of 4.0 in April. This was clearly above its long-term average of 1. Industrial...

Finland's consumer confidence strengthened to a record high in May, survey results from Statistics Finland showed Monday. The consumer sentiment index rose to 24.1 in May from 21.5 in April. This was the highest score since 1995 and well above the long-term average of 11.9. Among components...

China's industrial profits logged a double-digit growth in April but the pace of annual growth eased from March, data published by the National Bureau of Statistics showed over the weekend. Industrial profits rose 14 percent year-on-year in April, but slower than the 23.8 percent surge seen in March....

Singapore will on Monday release April figures for producer prices, highlighting a very light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Producer prices were down 0.8 percent on month and up 3.8 percent on year in March. Also, the markets in China and Taiwan are closed on Monday in observance of the...

Sweden's economic growth is likely to pick up pace in the coming months of 2017, despite a decline in the recent economic tendency indicator, Stephen Brown, an economist at Capital Economics, said this week. Official data from the National Institute of Economic Research released on Wednesday showed...

Consumer-052617.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. was virtually unchanged in May, according to revised data released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The University of Michigan said the consumer sentiment index for May was downwardly revised to 97.1 from a preliminary reading of 97.7.

GDP-052617.jpg A report released by the Commerce Department on Friday showed that the U.S. economy grew by much more than initially estimated in the first three months of the year. The Commerce Department said gross domestic product climbed by 1.2 percent in the first quarter.

DurableGoodsOrders-052617.jpg New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods pulled back by less than expected in the month of April, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The report said durable goods orders slid by 0.7 percent in April after jumping by an upwardly revised 2.3 percent in March.

A report released by the Commerce Department on Friday showed that the U.S. economy grew by much more than initially estimated in the first three months of the year.

New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods pulled back by less than expected in the month of April, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday.

Brazil's producer prices decreased in April after rising in the previous month, preliminary data from the statistical office IBGE showed Friday. Producer prices fell 0.12 percent from March, when they rose 0.06 percent. Prices for capital gods grew 0.09 percent and those for consumer goods increased...

Taiwan-GDP-052617.jpg Taiwan's economy is set to expand at the fastest pace in three years in 2017 on improving global outlook, projections from the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS) showed Friday. The agency raised the growth forecast for this year to 2.05 percent from 1.92 percent estimated in February. This would be the fastest rate since 2014, when GDP grew 4.02 percent.

The Ukraine economy continues to recover but decisive implementation of structural reforms are critical to achieve stronger growth, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Ron van Rooden, said Friday. The IMF mission visited Kiev during May 16-26, to initiate discussions on the fourth...

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