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UKconstruction-090215.jpg British construction sector sustained its robust growth in August, albeit at a slower pace, with continued boost from the housing sector and new impetus from the commercial sector. The seasonally adjusted Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 57.3 from 57.1 in July, survey results from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and Markit Economics revealed.

Poland's central bank left its interest rate at a record low again, in line with economists' expectations, amid the outlook for stable growth and the lack of any inflationary pressure in the near term. The Monetary Policy Council of the National Bank of Poland decided to maintain the key reference...

Luxembourg's consumer price inflation slowed marginally in August, figures from the statistical office STATEC showed Wednesday. The consumer price index rose 0.6 percent year-over-year in August, slightly slower than prior month's 07 percent climb. Prices have been rising since February. The annual...

Norway's current account surplus increased in the three months ended June from a year ago, preliminary figures from Statistics Norway showed Wednesday. The current account surplus climbed to NOK 71.92 billion in the second quarter from 61.64 billion in the corresponding period last year. In the first...

Romania's producer prices continued to decline in July, figures from the National Institute of Statistics showed Wednesday. Producer prices fell at a slightly faster pace of 2.0 percent year-over-year in July, following a 1.9 percent decrease in June. Prices have been falling since October last year. Domestic...

Eurozone's producer prices declined at a stable rate in July, in line with expectations, figures from Eurostat showed Wednesday. The producer price index fell 2.1 percent year-over-year in July, the same rate of decrease as in the previous month, revised down from the 2.2 percent drop reported earlier. The...

British construction activity growth improved less-than-expected in August, survey results from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and Markit Economics revealed Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 57.3 from 57.1 in July....

Sweden's current account surplus increased in July from a year ago, figures from Statistics Sweden showed Wednesday. The current account surplus rose to SEK 58.4 billion in the three months ended June from SEK 44 billion in the corresponding period of the previous year. In the first quarter, the...

Hungary's foreign trade surplus increased less than estimated in June, latest figures from figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Wednesday. The trade surplus for the month was revised down slightly to EUR 801 million from EUR 820 million initially estimated. In the corresponding...

Eurozonejobless-090115.jpg Eurozone unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped in July to its lowest level in three-and-a-half years, adding to hopes that consumer spending would support growth amid low inflation. The unemployment rate fell to 10.9 percent in July, after holding steady at 11.1 percent in the previous two months, data from Eurostat revealed Tuesday. The figure was expected to remain at the 11.1 percent level f

Norway's manufacturing activity continued to decline in August, survey data from the Norwegian Association of Purchasing and Logistics (NIMA) and Danske Bank Norway showed Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, fell to 43.3 in August from 45.4 in July. Economists had...

The French manufacturing sector contracted more than initially estimated in August, final data from Markit showed Tuesday. The manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 48.3 in August from 49.6 in July. This was below the flash score of 48.6 and was the lowest in four months. Production...

Italy's manufacturing sector growth momentum remained solid during August, though the pace of expansion eased more-than-expected amid slower increases in output and new orders, survey results from Markit Economics and ADACI showed Tuesday. The purchasing managers' index for the factory sector dropped...

Germany's manufacturing sector registered its fastest growth in 16 months in August, final data from Markit showed Tuesday. The Markit/BME final manufacturing PMI rose to 53.3 in August from 51.8 a month ago. The initial score for August was 53.2. Production expanded at the strongest pace in five...

Ireland's unemployment rate held steady for the second straight month in August, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate came in at 9.5 percent in August, the same rate as in the previous two months. The figures in both June and July were...

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