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ukpublicfinance-sept21.jpg The UK budget deficit increased in August on higher expenditure amid subdued income growth, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Friday. Public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks, rose by GBP 2.4 billion from last year to GBP 6.8 billion in August. Borrowing was expected to fall to GBP 3.4 billion.

eurozonepmi-sept21.jpg Eurozone private sector grew at the second-weakest pace since late-2016 as manufacturing growth was subdued by stagnating export orders, flash survey data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The composite output index fell to 54.2 in September, while the score was forecast to remain unchanged at 54.5. Although the reading was well above the 50.0 no-change level, it was the lowest since November 2016.

Corrects Month Lithuania's industrial production expanded in August, driven by manufacturing sector, figures from the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. Industrial production climbed by a seasonal and calendar-adjusted 1.4 percent month-on-month in August. The rise was mainly led by a 1.8...

Slovenia's output price inflation accelerated marginally in August, after remaining stable in the previous month, figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Friday. Output prices climbed 2.5 percent year-on-year in August, just above the 2.4 increase in July. The measure...

Ireland's factory gate prices decreased for the sixth successive month in August, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Friday. The manufacturing industries output price index, excluding VAT, fell 0.9 percent year-over-year in August, following a 0.8 percent drop in July. The price...

Iceland's wage growth eased in August after accelerating in the previous month, figures from Statistics Iceland showed on Friday. The wage cost index climbed 6.0 percent year-over-year in August, following a 6.3 percent rise in the previous month. In June, the rate of increase was 5.9 percent. On...

Latvia's producer price inflation accelerated for the third straight month in August, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Friday. Industrial producer prices climbed 5.7 percent year-over-year in August, faster than the 4.8 percent increase in July. The measure has been rising since...

Spain's foreign trade deficit increased in July from a year ago, as imports grew faster than exports, preliminary figures from the Economy Ministry showed Friday. The trade deficit rose to EUR 3.25 billion in July from EUR 2.1 billion in the corresponding month last year. Exports climbed 9.8 percent...

Poland's retail sales growth eased at a faster-than-expected rate in August, figures from Statistics Poland revealed Friday. Retail sales climbed 6.7 percent year-on-year in August, slower than the 7.1 percent rise in July. The growth was expected to moderate fractionally to 7.0 percent. Sales...

The UK budget deficit increased in August, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Friday. Public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks, rose by GBP 2.4 billion from last year to GBP 6.8 billion in August. This was the largest August borrowing for two years. At the end...

Eurozone private sector grew at the second-weakest rate since late-2016 on subdued manufacturing activity growth in September, survey data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The composite output index fell to 54.2 in September from 54.5 in August. The score was forecast to remain unchanged at 54.5. Although...

Germany's private sector growth moderated from a six-month high in September, survey data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The composite output index fell to 55.3 in September from a six-month high of 55.6 in August. Nonetheless, the latest reading was still the second-best seen since February. The...

France's private sector growth fell to its lowest level in 21 months during September, amid weaker gains in both manufacturing and service sectors, survey data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The flash France Composite Output Index dropped to 53.6 from 54.9 in August, the purchasing managers' survey showed. The reading was lower than the 54.6 economists had expected.

France's economy grew at a steady pace, as previously estimated, in the second quarter, detailed figures from Insee showed Friday. Gross domestic product advanced 0.2 percent sequentially, the same rate as seen in the first quarter, and in line with the second estimate published on August 29. The...

Dutch economic growth accelerated more than initially estimated in the three months ended June, final data from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. Gross domestic product expanded 0.8 percent sequentially, instead of 0.7 percent estimated previously. This was also faster than the 0.6...

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