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Estonia's construction prices took a downturn in the first quarter after three years of growth, Statistics Estonia said Monday. Construction prices edged down 0.1 percent from the fourth quarter of 2013. Compared to the previous year, construction prices advanced 2.3 percent. The construction...

Estonia's producer price index continued to fall in March, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Monday. The producer price index declined 2.6 percent year-on-year in March, following 0.9 percent drop in February. Within PPI, prices of electricity, gas and air conditioning supply plunged 20.3...

Italy's government lowered tax on low income earners so as to boost household income and domestic demand. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday said the reduction will help about 10 million tax payers. He said the move will reduce taxes by around EUR 80 per month, starting May, for people earning...

Slovenia's output prices continued to decline in March, figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Friday. Output prices fell 0.9 percent year-on-year in March, after a 1 percent decline in February. Prices have been falling since September last year. Domestic market...

Italy's hourly wages remained flat in March from February, the statistical office Istat said Friday. The wage growth slowed to 0.1 percent in February from 0.6 percent in January. On a yearly basis, hourly wages rose 1.4 percent for the third consecutive month in March. Consequently, during January...

The Conference Board's leading economic index for France declined in February, after increasing in the previous four months, data showed Friday. The recent behavior of the composite indexes suggests that France's economy is likely to moderately improve through the first half of 2014, the Conference...

Italy's industrial orders declined for a second time in three months in February, data from the statistical office Istat showed Friday. Industrial orders dropped 3.1 percent from a month ago as both domestic and foreign demand deteriorated in February. The decline reversed January's revised 4.7 percent...

Dutch consumer confidence improved for the seventh consecutive month in April, as households remained positive regarding the economic situation, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. The consumer confidence rose to -5 from -7 in March, in line with expectations of economists. The...

Employee wages in Hungary grew at a faster rate in February, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Friday. Gross earnings in forint rose 1.7 percent year-on-year, following a 0.9 percent gain in January. Excluding the family tax benefit, net earnings rose 1.7 percent annually...

U.K. households' sentiment on current and future house prices reached a record high in April, survey data from Knight Frank and Markit Economics showed Friday. The house price sentiment index rose to 62.7 from 61.5 in March. Any reading above 50 indicates prices are rising. This was the thirteenth...

Belgium's consumer confidence weakened for a second consecutive month in April, survey data from the National Bank of Belgium showed Thursday. The consumer confidence indicator fell to -9 from -8 in March. In February, the score was -4, unchanged from January. Households' view on the overall economic...

Poland's producer prices sustained their declining trend in March and fell at a slightly faster-than-expected pace, figures from the statistical office showed Thursday. The producer price index dropped 1.3 percent annually, after a 1.4 percent fall in February. Economists were looking for a 1.2 percent...

Poland's industrial production in March grew less-than-expected from a year ago, figures from the statistical office showed Thursday. Industrial production rose 5.4 percent year-on-year, which was smaller than economists' forecast for a 6.4 percent gain. Manufacturing output grew 7.7 percent. Meanwhile,...

The credit terms and conditions in euro-denominated securities eased during three months to February, survey data from the European Central Bank showed Thursday. "Across the entire range of securities financing and OTC derivatives transactions, offered price terms (such as financing rates/spreads)...

Serbia's central bank left interest rates unchanged for a fourth consecutive month in April, citing low inflation pressures and stable inflation expectations. The Executive Board of the National Bank of Serbia maintained the key policy rate at 9.5 percent. The rate was last changed in December, when...