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draghi-092418.jpg European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Monday that the underlying inflation in the euro area is set to rise in coming months, and that there are signs of labor shortages in some countries in the single-currency union. Euro rose sharply on Draghi's comments as market interpreted them as hawkish, signaling a hike in interest rates late next year.

chartifo-sept24.jpg Germany's business confidence weakened in September as companies scaled back their expectations amid deteriorating current situation, survey data from the Mannheim-based Ifo institute showed Monday. The business sentiment index fell less-than-expected to 103.7 in September from 103.9 in August. Economists had forecast the score to drop to 103.2 from the originally estimated 103.8 in August.

UK manufacturing orders deteriorated in September as export order books faded a little, the Industrial Trends Survey from the Confederation of British Industry showed Monday. The total order book balance fell to -1 percent in three months to September, in contrast to the forecast of +4 percent. The...

Germany's business confidence weakened slightly in September, survey data from Mannheim-based Ifo institute showed Monday. The business sentiment index fell to 103.7 in September from 103.9 in August. Economists had forecast the score to drop to 103.2 from the originally estimated 103.8 in August. The...

Czech economic confidence rose to a 3-month high in September, survey results from the Czech Statistical Office showed Monday. The economic sentiment index rose to 15.2 in September from 14.7 in August. This was the highest balance in three months. The survey taken among consumers in September...

Finland's producer price inflation rose marginally in August, Statistics Finland reported Monday. Producer prices advanced 6.2 percent year-on-year in August, slightly faster than the 6.1 percent increase seen in July. Producer prices for manufactured products sold on the domestic market rose...

Singapore's inflation rose slightly in August mainly on account of a more gradual decline in accommodation costs, monthly data from Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Trade and Industry showed Monday. Consumer price inflation edged up to 0.7 percent in August, in line with expectations,...

preview-sept24.jpg Business sentiment from Germany is due on Monday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, Statistics Finland publishes producer prices for August. Prices had increased 0.4 percent on month in July.

Singapore will on Monday release August figures for consumer prices, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In July, consumer prices were down 0.1 percent on month and up 0.6 percent on year. Also, a number of regional stock markets are off on holiday on Monday, including...

ukpublicfinance-sept21.jpg The UK budget deficit increased in August on higher expenditure amid subdued income growth, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Friday. Public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks, rose by GBP 2.4 billion from last year to GBP 6.8 billion in August. Borrowing was expected to fall to GBP 3.4 billion.

eurozonepmi-sept21.jpg Eurozone private sector grew at the second-weakest pace since late-2016 as manufacturing growth was subdued by stagnating export orders, flash survey data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The composite output index fell to 54.2 in September, while the score was forecast to remain unchanged at 54.5. Although the reading was well above the 50.0 no-change level, it was the lowest since November 2016.

Corrects Month Lithuania's industrial production expanded in August, driven by manufacturing sector, figures from the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. Industrial production climbed by a seasonal and calendar-adjusted 1.4 percent month-on-month in August. The rise was mainly led by a 1.8...

Slovenia's output price inflation accelerated marginally in August, after remaining stable in the previous month, figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Friday. Output prices climbed 2.5 percent year-on-year in August, just above the 2.4 increase in July. The measure...

Ireland's factory gate prices decreased for the sixth successive month in August, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Friday. The manufacturing industries output price index, excluding VAT, fell 0.9 percent year-over-year in August, following a 0.8 percent drop in July. The price...

Iceland's wage growth eased in August after accelerating in the previous month, figures from Statistics Iceland showed on Friday. The wage cost index climbed 6.0 percent year-over-year in August, following a 6.3 percent rise in the previous month. In June, the rate of increase was 5.9 percent. On...

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