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EEP2-091614_06Dec16.jpg Factory orders from Germany and final GDP from euro area are due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

Like-for-like sales in the United Kingdom gained just 0.6 percent on year in November, the British Retail Consortium said on Tuesday. That was well shy of forecasts for an increase of 1.7 percent, which would have been unchanged from the October reading. Like sales fell 0.4 percent a year earlier. Overall...

Spain's services sector grew at the strongest pace in three months in November amid strong gains in activity and new orders, and job creation, survey results from IHS Markit showed Monday. The headline seasonally adjusted Business Activity Index rose to 55.1 in November from 54.6 in October. Economists...

Eurozoneretailpmi-120516.jpg Eurozone retail sales rebounded in October after falling for two straight months and the private sector expanded at the fastest pace so far this year indicating a robust economic growth at the end of this year, separate reports showed Monday. Retail sales volume climbed 1.1 percent month-on-month in October, largely driven by non-food sales, Eurostat reported Monday.

U.K car sales advanced in November, data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed Monday. Car registrations climbed 2.9 percent in November from prior year to 184,101 units. During the year-to-date period, registrations grew 2.5 percent from the same period of prior year. Sales...

Spain's retail sales grew at a slower pace in October, the statistical office INE said Monday. Retail sales grew by adjusted 0.5 percent year-on-year in October, following a 0.6 percent rise in September. On an unadjusted basis, retail sales dropped 2.2 percent after expanding 1.1 percent in...

Sweden's industrial production decreased unexpectedly in October after rebounding in the previous month, figures from Statistics Sweden showed Monday. Industrial production dropped a calendar-adjusted 0.5 percent year-over-year in October, reversing a 1.6 percent climb in September. Meanwhile, economists...

UK-PMI-120516.jpg UK services sector grew for a fourth straight month in November at the fastest pace in 10 months amid solid growth in orders and rising employment. The purchasing managers' index, or PMI, for the services sector rose to 55.2 from 54.5 in October.

Eurozone retail sales rebounded in October after falling for two straight months, Eurostat reported Monday. Retail sales volume climbed 1.1 percent month-on-month in October largely driven by non-food sales. October's increase reversed a revised 0.4 percent fall in September. Non-food product...

Italy's service sector activity expanded at the fastest pace in nine months in November, driven by solid growth in new orders, survey figures from IHS Markit showed Monday. The services Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to 53.3 in November from 51.0 in October. Any reading above 50 indicates...

Sweden's service sector activity expanded at the fastest pace in twenty-eight months in November, as all components were well in to the growth zone, survey results from Swedbank and the logistics association SILF showed Monday. The purchasing managers' index for the services sector, or PMI, rose to...

British service sector grew for a fourth straight month in November at its fastest pace in ten months amid rising employment, survey data from IHS Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply showed Monday. The purchasing managers' index for the services sector rose to 55.2 from 54.5...

Eurozone investor confidence weakened unexpectedly in December, survey data from think-tank Sentix showed Monday. The investor confidence index dropped to 10.0 in December from 13.1 in November. The score was forecast to improve to 15. The expectations index declined notably by 4 points to 8.3...

The euro area private sector expanded at the fastest pace in 11 months in November but the pace of growth was slightly weaker than initially estimated, survey results from IHS Markit showed Monday. The final composite output index rose less-than-estimated to 53.9 in November from 53.3 in October....

Hungary's retail sales increased at the weakest pace in nine months in October, preliminary figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Monday. The volume of retail sales climbed a calendar-adjusted 2.6 percent year-over-year in October, slower than previous month's 5.1 percent gain. The...

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