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The Reserve Bank of Australia will wrap up its monetary policy meeting on Tuesday and then announce its decision on interest rates, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The RBA is widely expected to keep its benchmark lending rate unchanged at 2.00 percent. Australia also...

ISMNonManufacturing-070615.jpg Activity in the U.S. service sector expanded at a modestly faster rate in the month of June, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Monday, although the index of activity in the sector rose by slightly less than expected.

Greeceflag2-070615.jpg EU leaders await proposals from Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after the public voted against conditions placed by creditors. European Council President Donald Tusk has convened a special Euro Summit on July 7 to discuss the situation after the referendum in Greece. Ahead of the Euro summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande are set to hold talks in Pari

The export value of goods in Macedonia decreased in the five months ended May, preliminary figures from the State Statistical Office showed Monday. The export value declined to $1751.5 million in the January to May period from $1957.4 million in the corresponding period of the previous year. The...

Gremanfactoryordrs-070615.jpg Germany's factory orders decreased for the first time in three months in May reflecting the weakness in domestic market. Factory orders fell 0.2 percent month-on-month in May, in contrast to a 2.2 percent increase in April, which was revised up from a 1.4 percent growth, Destatis reported Monday.

Latvia's industrial production growth slowed in May after accelerating in the previous month, figures from the Central Statistical Office showed Monday. Industrial production climbed a calendar-adjusted 6.5 percent year-over-year in May, much slower than April's 10.2 percent gain. It was the third...

U.K. new car registrations increased to the highest half-year total on record in the first half of 2015, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, or SMMT, reported Monday. The number of registered cars increased 7 percent to 1,376,889 units in the first half from 1,287,265 units in the previous...

Eurozone investor confidence improved from a four-month low despite Greece crisis, survey data from the think tank Sentix showed Monday. The investor confidence index rose unexpectedly to 18.5 in July from 17.1 in June. It was forecast to fall to 16. The current conditions index climbed to 14.8...

Switzerland's consumer prices continued to decline in June, though at a slower pace than in the prior month, figures from the Federal Statistical Office showed Monday. The consumer price index dropped 1.0 percent year-over-year in June, slower than May's 1.2 percent decrease. Prices have been falling...

Germany's construction sector activity grew at the weakest pace in five months in June as new orders declined, survey data from Markit Economics showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, for the construction sector, declined to 50.7 in June from 50.8 in the previous...

Spain's industrial production growth accelerated in May after easing sharply in the previous month, figures from the statistical office INE showed Monday. Industrial production expanded a seasonally and calendar-adjusted 3.4 percent year-over-year in May, faster than previous month's 1.7 percent climb....

In a surprise move, Greece Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Monday that he is resigning despite the Greek people rejecting proposals by the creditors in Sunday's referendum, as requested by his government. "Soon after the announcement of the referendum results, I was made aware of a certain...

Germany's factory orders decreased at a slower-than-expected pace in May, preliminary figures from Destatis showed Monday. New orders in the manufacturing sector fell a seasonally and working-day-adjusted 0.2 percent monthly in May, in contrast to a 2.2 percent climb in April, which was revised up...

EEP15-011515_06Jul15.jpg Factory orders from Germany and investor confidence from Eurozone are due on Monday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

The leading index for Japan, which measures the future economic activity, decreased as expected in May after rising in the previous two months, figures from the Cabinet Office showed Monday. The leading index fell to 106.2 in May from 106.4 in April. The latest figure came in line with economists'...

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