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Financial conditions "have become less supportive to growth," the nation's top central banker will tell Congress Wednesday morning. In testimony prepared for delivery to the House Financial Services, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen admitted that "downside risks" from exposure to the slowing Chinese...

ukindman-021016.jpg U.K. industrial production declined at a faster pace in December, rendering the quarterly performance the worst in nearly three years, which is expected to have dragged economic growth further at the end of 2015. Industrial production fell 1.1 percent month-on-month, faster than November's 0.8 percent drop, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday.

Portugal's unemployment rate increased in the three months ended December, figures from Statistics Portugal showed Wednesday. The jobless rate rose to 12.2 percent in the fourth quarter from 11.9 percent in the previous quarter. In the corresponding period last year, the unemployment rate was...

Portugal's EU measure of inflation accelerated at the start of the year, after easing in the previous three months, figures from Statistics Portugal showed Wednesday. The harmonized index of consumer prices rose 0.7 percent year-over-year in January, faster than the 0.3 percent climb in December....

Latvia's consumer prices decreased at the start of the year, after rising in the previous month, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Wednesday. The consumer price index fell 0.3 percent year-over-year in January, in contrast to a 0.3 percent rise in December. In November, prices showed...

Iceland's central bank kept its key rates unchanged for the second straight meeting but signaled that it will continue to maintain a tight monetary policy stance. The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Iceland decided on Wednesday to leave the seven-day collateralized lending rate at...

Slovenia's industrial production increased in December from a year ago, a preliminary report released by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Wednesday. Industrial production rose 1.8 percent year-over-year in December, driven by a 85.5 percent jump in mining and quarrying output....

Italy's industrial production decreased for the second straight month in December, defying economists' expectations for an increase, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Wednesday. Industrial production fell a seasonally adjusted 0.7 percent month-over-month in December, faster than the...

British industrial production declined at a faster pace in December, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday. Industrial production fell 1.1 percent month-on-month, faster than November's 0.8 percent drop. Economists had forecast output to remain flat in December. This was the...

Norway's consumer price inflation accelerated at a faster-than-expected pace in January, figures from Statistics Norway showed Wednesday. The consumer price index climbed 3.0 percent year-over-year in January, faster than the 2.3 percent increase in December. Economists had forecast the inflation...

Denmark's consumer price inflation accelerated for the second straight month in January, figures from Statistics Denmark showed Wednesday. The consumer price index climbed 0.6 percent year-over-year in January, faster than previous month's around 0.4 percent increase. In November, prices had risen...

French industrial output declined the most in 19 months in December, data from the statistical office Insee revealed Wednesday. Industrial production fell 1.6 percent month-on-month in December, confounding expectations for a 0.3 percent rise. This was the second consecutive fall in production. Output...

Finland's industrial production climbed for the first time in three months in December, data from Statistics Finland showed Wednesday. Industrial production rose a working-day-adjusted 0.5 percent year-over-year in December, reversing a 0.3 percent drop in the previous month. Production in the...

EEP16-011515_10Feb16.jpg Industrial production from the U.K. and France are due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

Philippine exports decreased for the ninth straight month in December, defying economists' expectations for an increase, preliminary figures from the Philippine Statistical Authority showed Wednesday. Exports fell 3.0 percent year-over-year in December, which was worse than the 1.1 percent drop in...

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