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The euro area government debt declined in the third quarter, the European Central Bank said Monday. The government debt to GDP came in at 90.1 percent in the third quarter compared to 91.2 percent in the second quarter. In the same period last year, the government debt was 91.5 percent. At the...

Lithuania's industrial production increased notably in December from a year ago, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Monday. Industrial production advanced a working-day-adjusted 5.2 percent year-over-year in December. On an unadjusted basis, production climbed 6.3 percent. Manufacturing...

Denmark's consumer confidence improved at the start of the year to its highest level in five months, figures from Statistics Denmark showed Monday. The consumer confidence index rose to 4.5 in January from -0.3 in December. This was the highest reading since August 2015, when it marked 4.8. Households'...

Switzerland's money supply grew at the fastest pace since late 2014, the Swiss National Bank reported Monday. M3 growth accelerated to 3 percent from 1.8 percent in November. This was the fastest since December 2014. At the same time, the annual growth in the narrow measure M1 advanced to 6.1 percent...

Eyitemclub-012317.jpg The U.K. economy is set to undergo a fairly gradual dip and recover over the coming four years as the country is set to initiate steps to leave the EU this year. According to the EY ITEM Club winter forecast, released Monday, the economy has to shift its reliance from consumer spending towards exports as households started to contain their expenditure due to rising inflation.

Turkey's consumer confidence improved at the start of the year, after weakening in the previous month, figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed Monday. The consumer confidence index rose to 66.9 in January from December's 14-month low of 63.4. Households' financial situation expectations...

Confidence among financial services firms deteriorated for the fourth consecutive quarter, the longest period of declining since the financial crisis in 2008, the Financial Services Survey from the Confederation of British Industry and PwC showed Monday. Business volumes were flat in the fourth quarter...

Ireland's output prices increased in December after falling in the previous month, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Friday. The manufacturing industries output price index, excluding VAT, climbed 1.3 percent year-over-year in December, reversing a 0.3 percent drop in November. The...

Latvia's producer prices decreased at a slower pace in December, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Friday. The producer price index fell 0.8 percent year-over-year in December, following a 1.4 percent stable rate of decline in November. The measure has been falling since January 2015. The...

UK-RS-012017.jpg U.K. retail sales declined at the fastest pace in more than four years in December as consumers minimized their spending amid rising inflation. Retail sales volume including auto fuel fell 1.9 percent from November, when it dropped by a marginal 0.1 percent, the Office for National Statistics said Friday.

Greece's current account deficit increased marginally in November, preliminary figures from the Bank of Greece showed Friday. The current account deficit almost unchanged in November. It rose to EUR 1.2 billion from EUR 1.17 billion in the corresponding month last year. The deficit on goods trade...

Eurozone near-term inflation was forecast to be higher than previous projection on higher oil prices, while longer-term inflation expectations remain unchanged, according to the Survey of Professional Forecasters published by European Central Bank. Inflation was forecast to be 1.4 percent this year,...

U.K. retail sales declined more than expected in December on non-food store sales, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Friday. Retail sales volume including auto fuel fell 1.9 percent from November following a marginal 0.1 percent drop in November. This was bigger than the expected...

Denmark's retail sales decreased for the second straight month in December, preliminary figures from Statistics Denmark showed Friday. Retail sales fell 1.1 percent month-over-month in December, faster than the 0.1 percent slight drop in November. In October, sales had risen 0.7 percent. Sales...

Germany's producer prices increased at the fastest pace in almost four years in December, Destatis reported Friday. Producer prices rose 1 percent year-on-year in December as expected, the fastest since January 2013, when prices climbed 1.5 percent. This was the second consecutive increase in...

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