logo

European Economic News

Share SHARE

EEP16-011515_10Feb16.jpg Industrial production from the U.K. and France are due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

The UK central bank should take action to tackle risks to financial stability sooner than later if lending starts to grow faster than national output, Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe said Tuesday. "Given the vulnerability that already exists and the powerful drivers in the UK, particularly...

UkTrade-020916.jpg The U.K. merchandise trade deficit narrowed in December despite exports falling for the third straight month, which suggested that weak trade dragged economic growth at the end of 2015. The visible trade deficit decreased to GBP 9.9 billion from GBP 11.5 billion in November, preliminary data from the Office for National Statistics showed Tuesday.

Germany-Industrial-Output-Exports-020916.jpg German industrial production fell the most in 16 months and exports declined at the fastest pace in four months in December, reflecting weak developments in the largest Eurozone economy. Data published by Destatis showed that industrial production fell 1.2 percent from November, confounding expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent.

Latvia's foreign trade deficit narrowed in December from a year ago, as exports fell slower than imports, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Tuesday. The trade deficit fell to EUR 155.5 million in December from EUR 267.8 million in the corresponding month last year. In November, the...

Greece's industrial production increased for the second straight month in December, data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Tuesday. Industrial production rose a working-day-adjusted 5.2 percent year-over-year in December, faster than the 2.0 percent gain in the prior month. Production...

Slovenia's foreign trade deficit climbed in December from a year ago, as imports grew faster than exports, figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Tuesday. The trade deficit widened to EUR 64.0 million in December from EUR 31.8 million in the corresponding month last...

The U.K. merchandise trade deficit narrowed from a year ago, preliminary data from the Office for National Statistics showed Tuesday. The visible trade deficit decreased to GBP 9.9 billion from GBP 11.5 billion in November. Economists had forecast a shortfall of GBP 10.4 billion. The narrowing was...

Lithuania's foreign trade deficit increased in December from a year ago, as exports fell and imports rose, preliminary figures from the Department of Statistics showed Tuesday. The trade deficit widened to EUR 210.5 million in December from EUR 146.2 million in the corresponding month last year. In...

Romania's foreign trade deficit increased notably in December from a year ago, as imports grew faster than exports, figures from the National Institute of Statistics showed Tuesday. The trade deficit widened to EUR 1.17 billion at the end of the year from EUR 754.1 million in the corresponding month...

German exports and imports set new highs in 2015, leading to the biggest ever trade surplus, preliminary data from Destatis showed Tuesday. Exports rose 6.4 percent to EUR 1,195.8 billion and imports increased 4.2 percent to EUR 948.0 billion. The trade surplus grew to a record EUR 247.8 billion...

Germany's industrial production dropped unexpectedly in December, figures published by Destatis revealed Tuesday. Industrial production fell 1.2 percent from November, confounding expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent. This was the second consecutive fall in production. Output had decreased...

Switzerland's unemployment rate remained stable in January, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) said Tuesday. The jobless rate came in at seasonally adjusted 3.4 percent in January, the same as seen in December. On an unadjusted basis, the unemployment rate rose marginally to 3.8...

Estonia's trade deficit narrowed in 2015 as the decline in imports exceeded the fall in exports, Statistics Estonia reported Tuesday. Exports dropped 4 percent in 2015 from last year and imports declined 5 percent. Consequently, the trade deficit narrowed to EUR 1.44 billion from EUR 1.69 billion...

Dutch manufacturing output increased for the fourth straight month in December but the pace of growth eased slightly, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday. The average daily output of Dutch manufacturing industry grew 2.4 percent annually, following November's 2.5 percent increase....

Follow RTT