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House prices in majority of the Chinese cities increased in December, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Wednesday. On a monthly basis, house prices rose 46 cities out of 70 surveyed by the government. It fell in 20 cities and remained flat in 4 cities. The highest rise in house...

Consumer confidence in Australia inched slightly higher in January, the latest survey from Westpac Bank showed on Wednesday - rising 0.1 percent on month to a score of 97.4. That follows the 3.9 percent contraction in December to a score of 97.3. The small gain suggests that the recent increase...

Australia will on Wednesday see January results for the consumer confidence index from Westpac, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In December, the consumer confidence index slipped 3.9 percent to a score of 97.3l. Malaysia will release November unemployment figures and...

TheresaMay-011717.jpg The U.K. is set for a 'hard Brexit', which implies a complete separation from the European Union, as Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday that her country will not remain a member of the single market. Britain will not seek to "hold on to bits of [EU] membership" and the country also will not seek to adopt models that are enjoyed by other countries, May said in a speech.

empirestatemanufacturing-011717.jpg Growth in New York manufacturing activity has seen a modest slowdown in the month of January, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Tuesday. The New York Fed said its general business conditions index edged down to 6.5 in January from a revised 7.6 in December, although a reading above 50 still indicates growth.

Growth in New York manufacturing activity has seen a modest slowdown in the month of January, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Tuesday.

The United Kingdom will not seek to "hold on to bits of EU membership", Prime Minister Theresa May said in a crucial speech on Tuesday. The country also will not seek to adopt deals that are already available to other countries, May said in a speech at the Lancaster House. Britain "cannot be half...

German-ZEW-011717.jpg German economic sentiment improved to its highest level in seven months in January, as expectations were boosted by a strong run of positive data towards the end of last year. The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany rose to 16.6 from 13.8 in December, the Mannheim-based Centre for European Economic Research/ZEW said Tuesday. However, economists had forecast a score of 18.4.

UKCPI-011717.jpg U.K. inflation reached its highest level in more than two years at the end of 2016 on air fares and food prices. Consumer price inflation increased more-than-expected to 1.6 percent in December from 1.2 percent in November, the Office for National Statistics reported Tuesday.

Ireland's foreign trade surplus declined notably in November, as imports surged and exports fell, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted trade surplus fell to EUR 4.05 billion in November from EUR 5.04 billion in October. In the corresponding month last...

Germany's economic sentiment improved to its highest level in seven months in January, yet the score was less-than-expected, survey data from the Centre for European Economic Research/ZEW showed Tuesday. The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany rose to 16.6 from 13.8 in December, the Mannheim-based...

Italy's foreign trade surplus increased in November from a year ago, as exports grew faster than imports, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Tuesday. The trade surplus climbed to EUR 4.2 billion in November from EUR 4.0 billion in the corresponding month last year. However, it was just...

U.K. inflation reached its highest level since July 2014, the Office for National Statistics reported Tuesday. Consumer price inflation increased more-than-expected to 1.6 percent in December from 1.2 percent in November. This was the highest rate since July 2014 and above the expected rate of 1.4...

British house price inflation accelerated for the first time in five months in November, though marginally, figures from the Office for National Statistics showed Tuesday. The house price index climbed 6.7 percent year-over-year in November, faster than the 6.4 percent rise in the previous month....

Eurozone banks are likely to ease credit standards across all loan categories in the first quarter, bank lending survey from the European Central Bank showed Tuesday. Credit standards on loans to households for house purchases remained broadly unchanged and that for loans to enterprises tightened...

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