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Finland's retail sales increased in October from a year ago, preliminary figures from Statistics Finland showed Friday. The retail sales value climbed 2.1 percent year-over-year in October. Similarly, the price adjusted volume of retail sales grew 2.5 percent. In daily consumer goods trade, sales...

Finland's producer price inflation eased in October, after accelerating in the previous three months, figures from Statistics Finland showed Friday. Producer prices for manufactured products climbed 3.6 percent year-over-year in October, slower than the 4.0 percent in September. The measure has been...

Germany's construction orders increased in September, figures from Destatis showed Friday. New orders in the main construction industry climbed 0.7 percent month-on-month in September. Orders advanced 1.5 percent in September from a year ago. During January to September, new orders grew 2.5 percent...

The leading index for Malaysia, which measures the future economic activity, declined for the first time in three months in September, survey figures from the Department of Statistics showed Friday. The leading index dropped to 119.9 in September from 120.2 in the previous month. On an annual...

Singapore's industrial production logged a double-digit growth in October, data from the Economic Development Board showed Friday. Industrial output advanced 14.6 percent year-on-year in October, faster than the 14.4 percent increase seen in September. Nonetheless, the pace was slightly weaker than...

Japan's leading index decreased more than initially estimated in September, latest figures from the Cabinet Office showed Monday. The leading index, which measures the future economic activity, fell to 106.4 in September from 107.2 in August. The reading for September was revised down from 106.6. The...

EEP3-091614_23Nov17.jpg Business sentiment data from Germany is due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

South Korea's consumer sentiment strengthened to a seven-year high in November, survey data from Bank of Korea showed Friday. The consumer sentiment index rose to 112.3 from 109.2 in October. This was the highest score since late 2010. A reading above 100 indicates optimists outnumber pessimists....

Malaysia's consumer price inflation eased at a faster-than-expected pace in October, figures from the Department of Statistics revealed Friday. Consumer prices climbed 3.7 percent year-over-year in October, slower than the 4.3 percent rise in September. Economists had expected the inflation to moderate...

New Zealand's foreign trade deficit increased in October from a year ago, as imports hit a record high, preliminary figures from Statistics New Zealand showed Friday. The trade deficit rose to NZ$871 million in October from NZ$798 million in the corresponding month last year. However, the shortfall...

Japan's manufacturing activity expanded at the steepest pace in more than three-and-a-half years in November, survey figures from IHS Markit showed Friday. The Nikkei flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, climbed to a 44-month high of 53.8 in November from 52.8 in October. Any...

Large majority of European Central Bank's policymakers supported the extension of the net asset purchases for nine months until the end of September 2018, amid robust and broad-based economic expansion in the bloc, an uptick in underlying inflation and the continued effective pass-through of the ECB's...

GermanGDP-112317.jpg Germany expanded at a faster pace in the third quarter on robust foreign demand and investment amid weak private consumption, official data showed Thursday. Despite political uncertainty, private sector activity growth in the largest euro area economy accelerated in November driven by a pick-up in manufacturing, a closely watched survey revealed today.

Iceland's unemployment rate increased for the third straight month in October, figures from Statistics Iceland showed Thursday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate rose to 3.6 percent in October from 3.3 percent in September, which was revised up from 3.0 percent. In the corresponding month last...

British retail sales expanded in November following a significant contraction in October, the latest Distributive Trades survey from the Confederation of British Industry showed Thursday. About 39 percent of respondents reported that sales volumes were up on a year ago in November, while 13 percent...

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