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Hungary's producer prices continued to decline in August, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Friday. The total producer price index fell at a faster pace of 2.8 percent year-over-year in August, following a 2.3 percent decrease in July. The measure has been falling since...

Latvia's retail sales growth eased in August after accelerating in the previous month, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Friday. Retail sales rose a calendar-adjusted 1.1 percent year-over-year in August, slower than July's 1.6 percent increase. Sales of non-food products advanced...

Denmark's economy expanded at a slower pace than estimated earlier, latest figures from Statistics Denmark showed Friday. Gross domestic product rise 0.4 percent from the previous quarter, revised down from 0.5 percent. The economy expanded 0.7 percent in the first quarter. The annual growth was...

eurozoneinflationjobless-093016.jpg Eurozone inflation doubled in September to the highest level since late 2014, but remained well below the European Central Bank's target, the flash estimate from Eurostat showed Friday. Meanwhile, Eurozone's jobless rate held steady at a five-year low for a fourth straight month in August. Inflation rose to 0.4 percent from 0.2 percent in August. A similar high rate was last seen October 2014.

Italy's producer prices continued to decline in August, though at a slower pace than in the previous month, data from the statistical office Istat showed Friday. Producer prices fell 1.1 percent year-over-year in August, following a 1.5 percent drop in the preceding month. Domestic market prices...

Hong Kong's retail sales declined at a faster-than-expected pace in August, preliminary figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Friday. The value of retail sales plunged 10.5 percent year-over-year in August, exceeding economists' expectations for a 6.9 percent decrease. It was...

France's general government debt increased in the second quarter, remaining well above the 60 percent threshold set in the Maastricht treaty, data from the statistical office INSEE showed Friday. The general government Maastricht debt was 98.4 percent of the gross domestic product in the second quarter...

Italy's unemployment rate held steady in August, in line with expectations, preliminary figures from the statistical office Istat showed Friday. The jobless rate came in at 11.4 percent in August, the same rate as in the previous month. The figure also matched consensus estimate. In the corresponding...

Italy's consumer prices increased in September after falling in the previous seven months, preliminary figures from the statistical office Istat showed Friday. The consumer price index edged up 0.1 percent year-over-year in September, reversing a 0.1 percent drop in August. Excluding unprocessed...

Eurozone's jobless rate held steady at a five-year low for a fourth straight month in August, preliminary data from Eurostat showed Friday. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 10.1 percent, same as in July. Economists had predicted a jobless rate of 10 percent. The rate has been at...

Euro area inflation doubled in September and core inflation remained stable, the flash estimate from Eurostat showed Friday. Inflation rose to 0.4 percent from 0.2 percent in August. This was the fourth consecutive rise in prices and exceeded the expected growth of 0.3 percent. Nonetheless, headline...

The U.K. economy grew more than previously estimated in the second quarter, the Office for National Statistics reported Friday. Gross domestic product climbed 0.7 percent sequentially in the second quarter, slightly revised up from the second estimate of 0.6 percent. This was the 14th consecutive...

Turkey's foreign trade deficit decreased in August from a year ago, as exports grew faster than imports, the Turkish Statistical Institute showed Friday. The trade deficit narrowed to $4.69 billion in August from $4.95 billion in the corresponding month last year. Economists had expected a shortfall...

A measure signaling euro area economic trends rose for the fourth straight month in September to its highest level in six months, survey data from Bank of Italy and the Centre for Economic Policy Research showed Friday. The Eurocoin indicator increased to 0.34 from 0.32 in August, returning to the...

France's consumer price inflation accelerated as expected in September, after remaining stable in the previous two months, preliminary figures from INSEE showed Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.4 percent year-over-year in September, faster than August's 0.2 percent stable rate of increase....

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