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Although it is a relief that Emmanuel Macron is looking like France's next leader, his likely election win still carries a stale aftertaste, Jorg Kramer, chief economist at Commerzbank, said Monday. In the first round of presidential election on Sunday, the independent candidate Macron won 23.9 percent...

Germany's potential economic growth is likely to slow through 2025 as the workforce is set to contract despite high immigration, Bundesbank said in its monthly report on Monday. The central bank estimates the work force to decline by 2.5 million through the middle of the next decade. The bank...

GermanBusiness-042417.jpg Germany's business confidence improved to a near six-year high in April as companies were more upbeat about their current situation. The business confidence index rose to 112.9 from a revised 112.4 in March, survey data from the Munich-based Ifo institute revealed Monday.

British consumer confidence decreased in the three months ended March as rising price pressures damped consumer spending, results of a survey by the professional services firm Deloitte showed Monday. The consumer confidence index dropped to -7.0 in the first quarter from -6.0 in the fourth quarter...

Poland's economic growth is likely to improve strongly in the first quarter on the back of higher industrial production and retail sales and a revival in construction, Liam Carson, an economist at Capital Economics, said. Official data revealed that industrial production growth quickened markedly...

British domestic orders grew at the fastest pace in nearly three years and export orders at the strongest pace in six years during three months to April, the latest quarterly Industrial Trends survey from the Confederation of British Industry showed Monday. In three months to April, the balance of...

Euro area government deficit and debt to GDP ratios narrowed further in 2016, data from the Eurostat showed Monday. Eurozone's government deficit to GDP ratio declined to 1.5 percent from 2.1 percent in 2015. The corresponding ratio for EU28 dropped to 1.7 percent from 2.4 percent. The government...

Germany's business confidence improved in April, reports said citing survey data from Ifo institute on Monday. The business confidence index rose to 112.9 from March's initially estimated 112.3. The score was seen at 112.4. The current conditions indicator came in at 121.1, well above the expected...

Czech economic confidence improved in April after weakening in the previous two months, survey data from the Czech Statistical Office showed Monday. The economic sentiment indicator climbed to 12.6 in April from 11.7 in March, which was the lowest reading in eight months. Meanwhile, the consumer...

Finland's producer prices increased for the fifth successive month in March, though at a slower pace than in the previous month, figures from Statistics Finland showed Monday. Producer prices for manufactured products rose 4.8 percent year-over-year in March, after a 5.3 percent climb in February. The...

EEP18-011515_24Apr17.jpg Business confidence survey data from Germany is due on Monday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

The average asking price for houses in the United Kingdom was up 1.1 percent on month in April, property tracker Rightmove said on Monday - checking in at a record 313,655 pounds. That follows the 1.3 percent increase in March. On a yearly basis, house prices gained 2.2 percent, easing slightly...

EurozonePMI-042117.jpg Eurozone private sector grew at the fastest pace in six years in April as firms boosted operating capacity to meet buoyant demand amid widespread optimism about future prospects despite political uncertainties. For the first time since 2012, growth in France surpassed Germany's expansion as output and new order growth softened in the latter.

UK-RetailSales-042117.jpg UK retail sales logged their biggest quarterly decline in seven years as high inflation curbed consumer spending at the start of the year. The retail sales volume decreased 1.4 percent sequentially in the first quarter, the most since early 2010, data from the Office for National Statistics revealed Friday. Sales had increased 0.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Indonesia's central bank is unlikely to cut interest rates over the coming months of 2017, despite a relatively poor growth outlook, Gareth Leather, an economist at Capital Economics, said. Bank Indonesia on Thursday retained the key interest rate at 4.75 percent for the sixth consecutive month in...

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