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Czech manufacturing growth improved unexpectedly in June, rising to a thirteen-month high, reflecting upward movement in all five of its components, survey data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to 56.9 in June from 55.5 in the previous month. Economists...

Greece's manufacturing sector contracted for the tenth consecutive month in June at the second slowest pace in the past two years, as declines in output and new orders were more severe, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted purchasing managers' index, or PMI,...

The French manufacturing sector expanded for the first time in fourteen months in June as output broadly stabilized and the pace of decline in new orders eased from the previous month, final data published by Markit Economics revealed Wednesday. The Purchasing Managers' Index rose more than estimated...

The Spanish manufacturing sector expanded at a slower-than-expected in June as growth of output and new orders eased, survey data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The Purchasing Managers' Index came in at 54.5 in June, slightly down from 55.8 in the prior month. It was forecast to fall to...

Romania's central bank lowered its key interest rate unchanged at a record low after lowering it for seven consecutive sessions. The Board of the National Bank of Romania maintained its monetary policy rate at 1.75 percent as expected by economists. The central bank has lowered the rate steadily...

The outlook for financial stability has remained broadly unchanged since December but risks associated with Greece began to crystallize, the Bank of England said in its semi-annual Financial Stability Report on Wednesday. While risks from Greece and emerging market economies increased since December,...

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras expressed willingness to accept almost all the bailout proposals put forward by creditors' earlier, the Financial Times newspaper reported Wednesday. Citing a letter Tsipras sent late Tuesday to the heads of the European Commission, International Monetary Fund and...

British manufacturing sector expanded for the twenty-seventh consecutive month in June, though the pace of growth unexpectedly eased to its weakest in 26 months due to moderation of growth in production and new orders, survey data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted Markit/CIPS...

Germany's manufacturing sector expanded as estimated on stronger production and new orders in June, final data from Markit showed Wednesday. The Markit/BME manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 51.9 in June from three-month low 51.1 in May. The reading came in line with expectations....

Turkey's manufacturing sector slipped back into contraction for the fifth time in six months in June as output and new orders fell faster due to uncertainty linked to election results, survey data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 49.0 from 50.2 in May....

The euro area manufacturing sector expanded as initially estimated in June, final data from Markit showed Wednesday. The Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 52.5 in June from 52.2 in May. The reading came in line with flash estimate published on June 23. It was the highest reading since April 2014....

Italy's manufacturing sector sustained its solid growth in June as output and new orders rose robustly, albeit at slower rates than the recent peaks seen in the previous months, survey data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The headline Markit/ADACI Italy Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index...

Poland's manufacturing sector expansion rebounded more-than-expected in June, ending the slide for the first time since January, survey data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The headline HSBC manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to 54.3 in June from a seven-month low of 52.4...

Switzerland's manufacturing activity stabilized in June after contracting for five months, the Credit Suisse reported Wednesday. The procure.ch Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 50 in June from 49.4 in May. The reading signals neutral level of operation. This was the highest score since December...

Russia's manufacturing purchasing managers' index remained in the contraction zone for the seventh straight month in June, although the decline in activity was less-than-expected, survey data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The headline Purchasing Managers' Index for the manufacturing sector...

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