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Norway's retail sales declined in June, figures from Statistics Norway showed Friday. The retail sales volume, excluding motor vehicles, fell by adjusted 0.6 percent in June from May, when they grew by 1.3 percent. The sales volume advanced 2.4 percent year-on-year in June and the sales value...

Dutch producer confidence deteriorated in July after improving a month ago, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. The producer confidence index fell to 6.6 from 7.2 in June. In May, the score was 6.1. Manufacturers were less positive about production over the next three months...

France's economic growth stabilized in the second quarter, first estimate from the statistical office Insee showed Friday. Gross domestic product expanded 0.5 percent sequentially, the same pace of growth as seen in the first quarter and in line with expectations. On the expenditure-side, household...

EEP3-091614_28Jul17.jpg Economic confidence from euro area and consumer prices from Germany are due on Friday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news.

Consumer confidence in the United Kingdom continued to deteriorate in July, the latest survey from GfK revealed on Friday with an index score of -12. That missed forecasts for a score of -11, and it was down from -10 in June. It also moved further into negative territory, which suggests that the...

Hungary's unemployment rate fell for a second straight month to its lowest level in five months during the June quarter, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Thursday. The jobless rate fell to 4.3 percent from 4.5 percent in the three months to May. That was the lowest since...

Norway's unemployment rate remained stable in May, Statistics Norway reported Thursday. The jobless rate came in at seasonally adjusted 4.3 percent in May, the same as in February. The rate for May indicates the average for April to June period and the February data reflects January to March period. The...

Turkey's central bank left its key interest rates unchanged, as widely expected, on Thursday. The Monetary Policy Committee, led by Governor Murat Cetinkaya, kept the key lending rate, known as the Marginal Funding Rate, at 9.25 percent. This rate was last hiked in January by 75 basis points. The...

British retailers reported pick up in sales during July, exceeding expectations for minimal growth, the latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey from the Confederation of British Industry revealed Thursday. A balance of 22 percent reported an increase in sales in July, exceeding economists' forecast...

Finland's manufacturing confidence dropped slightly in July, survey data from the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK showed Thursday. Although the manufacturing confidence index fell to 8 from 9 in June, it stayed at a high level. This was well above its long-term average of 1. Production...

Finland's consumer confidence deteriorated in July, survey data from Statistics Finland showed Thursday. The consumer sentiment index fell to 22.8 in July from 23.9 in June. Nonetheless, the figures for May to June were the highest in the measuring history 1995 to 2017, the statistical office said. The...

Eurozone monetary aggregate rose at a slightly faster pace in June, the European Central Bank reported Thursday. The M3 broad monetary aggregate climbed 5 percent annually, slightly faster than the revised 4.9 percent growth logged in May. Economists had forecast M3 growth to remain unchanged...

Spain's unemployment decreased in the second quarter, data from the statistical office INE showed Thursday. The unemployment rate fell to 17.22 percent in the second quarter from 18.75 percent a quarter ago. The number of unemployed decreased by 340,700 or 8.01 percent in the second quarter....

Sweden's economic confidence improved slightly in July, survey data from the National Institute of Economic Research revealed Thursday. The economic tendency indicator rose unexpectedly to 112.4 in July from 112.2 in June. The indicator continued to signal very positive sentiment in the economy....

German consumer confidence is set to strengthen in August, survey data from the market research group GfK showed Thursday. The forward-looking consumer sentiment index rose to 10.8 in August from 10.6 in July. The score was forecast to remain unchanged at 10.6. Both the economic and the income...

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