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economic-preview-052218.jpg Public sector finance data from the UK is due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 3.30 am ET, Statistics Sweden publishes unemployment data for April. The jobless rate is seen at 6.1 percent versus 6.2 percent in March.

Slovenia's output price inflation eased at the start of the second quarter, figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Monday. Output prices climbed 2.0 percent year-over-year in April, following a 2.2 percent gain in March. The measure has been rising since December 2016. On...

British manufactures are concerned about skilled labor availability post-Brexit, a new report from EEF and Squire Patton Boggs revealed Monday. The recent trends showed an increase in the number of EU citizens leaving the UK since the referendum and a drop in the number of applications received from...

Poland's industrial production expanded at a faster-than-expected pace in April, figures from Statistics Poland showed Monday. Industrial production advanced 9.3 percent year-over-year in April, exceeding economists' forecast for a growth of 8.5 percent. Among components, manufacturing production...

swiss-may21.jpg A university in Switzerland became the first to issue course completion certificates using blockchain in an attempt to secure academic credentials from fraud. The Center for Innovative Finance (CIF) of the University of Basel partnered with the Swiss fintech startup Proxeus to create course completion certificates registered on Ethereum.

Poland's producer prices increased more than expected in April, the Central Statistical Office reported Monday. Producer prices grew 1.1 percent year-on-year in April, faster than the 0.5 percent increase seen in March. Prices were expected to climb 0.9 percent. Prices in mining and quarrying...

Estonia's producer price inflation eased in April after accelerating in the previous month, data from Statistics Estonia showed Monday. Producer prices climbed 2.1 percent year-over-year in April, slower than March's 2.9 percent rise. The price index for the utility sector grew the most by 15.5...

British households' current financial pressures softened in May, helped by a combination of lower inflation and higher income from employment this spring, survey by IHS Markit and market research company Ipsos Mori revealed Monday. The seasonally adjusted Household Finance Index, of HFI, rose to 44.7...

House prices in the United Kingdom were up 0.8 percent on month in May, property tracking website Rightmove said on Monday. That followed the 0.4 percent monthly increase in April. On a yearly basis, house prices advanced 1.1 percent, slowing from 1.6 percent in the previous month.

crypto-weekly-051818.jpg Bitcoin and its peers relatively had a lackluster week. After starting in red, they witnessed some recovery by Wednesday, that soon lost steam and cryptocurrencies were in the red Friday morning. Sentiment was damped by the lack of major news from the blockchain week that concluded mid-week in New York. The much awaited rally in cryptocurrencies following the event never happened.

Bulgaria's current account deficit decreased notably in March from a year ago, figures from the Bulgarian National Bank showed Friday. The current account deficit fell to EUR 89.6 million in March from 299.4 million in the corresponding month last year. The deficit on goods trade narrowed to EUR...

Portugal's producer price inflation accelerated slightly in April, after easing in the previous month, figures from Statistics Portugal showed Friday. Producer prices rose 1.2 percent year-over-year in April, faster than the 1.0 percent increase in March. Excluding energy, producer price inflation...

Eurozone trade surplus increased in March from a month earlier, as exports grew faster than imports, data from Eurostat showed Friday. The seasonally adjusted trade surplus rose to EUR 21.2 billion in March from EUR 20.9 billion in February. Month-on-month, both exports and imports climbed by...

The euro area current account surplus declined for the second straight month in March to the lowest level in nine months, the European Central Bank reported Friday. The current account surplus fell to a seasonally adjusted EUR 32.0 billion in March from EUR 36.8 billion in February. Moreover, this...

Czech producer prices showed no variations in April, in line with expectations, figures from the Czech Statistical Office showed Friday. On a yearly basis, industrial producer prices remained flat in April after an increase of 0.1 percent in March. Among the main industrial groupings, prices of...

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