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South Korea's consumer confidence index came in at 103 in November, the Bank of Korea said on Wednesday - down from 105 in October. Consumer sentiment on current living standards was lower by one point than in October at 90, and that for outlook by two points at 97. Consumer sentiment regarding...

Singapore will on Wednesday release October figures for industrial output, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Analysts are looking for an increase of 2.7 percent on month and a gain of 0.5 percent on year following the 3.3 percent monthly decline and the 1.2 percent yearly...

ConsumerConfidence-112514.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly deteriorated in the month of November, according to a report released by the Conference Board on Tuesday. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index dropped to 88.7 in November from a downwardly revised 94.1 in October.

homesales-030411_25Nov14.jpg Home prices in major U.S. metropolitan areas experienced a broad based slowdown in the month of September, according to a report released by Standard & Poor's on Tuesday.

GDPchart-112514.jpg Economic activity in the U.S. unexpectedly increased by more than previously estimated in the third quarter, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday.

OECD-112514.jpg A prolonged stagnation in the euro area could hurt global growth and stronger policy responses are needed to avoid such risks, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said Tuesday. In its latest Economic Outlook, the Paris-based think tank said any prolonged stagnation in the euro area could drag down global growth.

Economic activity in the U.S. unexpectedly increased by more than previously estimated in the third quarter, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday.

Hungary's central bank left its key interest unchanged at record low for a fourth consecutive month on Tuesday, even as consumer prices keep falling. The Monetary Council of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank kept its key rate steady at 2.10 percent. The decision matched economists' expectations. In October,...

South Africa's economy grew at a less-than-expected pace in the third quarter, figures from Statistics South Africa showed Tuesday. Gross Domestic Product grew a seasonally adjusted and annualized 1.4 percent in the third quarter, after a 0.5 percent expansion in the previous three months, which was...

The pace of decline in Italy's retail sales slowed sharply in September, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Tuesday. Retail sales dropped 0.5 percent year-on-year in September, much slower than August's 3.0 percent decline. It was the fifth consecutive decline, but the weakest since...

The geopolitical situation remains difficult and global economic conditions deteriorated, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said at the Treasury Select Committee hearing on Tuesday. The combination of geopolitical situation and weak global growth suggests a heightened degree of external risks to...

Sweden's producer prices rose at a faster pace in October, after easing in the previous month, figures from Statistics Sweden showed Tuesday. Producer prices climbed 2.1 percent year-on-year in October, following a 1.7 percent rise in September. The export price index rose 4.1 percent annually...

Poland's jobless rate declined for the eighth month in a row and at a faster-than-expected pace in October, figures from the Central Statistical Office showed Tuesday. The unemployment rate dropped to 11.3 percent in October from 11.5 percent in the previous month. Economists had forecast a figure...

Austria's production index for September declined from a year ago, figures from Statistics Austria showed Tuesday. The production index, which combines industrial production and construction, fell a working-day adjusted 2.2 percent yearly in September. Industrial production dropped 1.1 percent,...

Hong Kong's export growth slowed more-than-expected in October as demand from the EU and Japan remained weak, data from the Census and Statistics Department showed Tuesday. Exports rose 2.7 percent year-on-year in October, much slower than September's 4.5 percent growth. Economists had forecast a...