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UK-Retailsales-021618.jpg UK retail sales grew less than expected in January as high inflation squeezed consumer spending, figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed Friday. Retail sales rose 0.1 percent month-on-month in January, reversing a 1.4 percent drop in December. Nonetheless, this was slower than the expected 0.5 percent rise.

Luxembourg's consumer price inflation eased for the third straight month in January, figures from the statistical office STATEC showed Friday. The consumer price index rose 1.1 percent year-over-year in January, slower than the 1.4 percent climb in December. The measure has been rising since August...

Czech import prices continued its declining trend in December, figures from the Czech Statistical Office showed Friday. Import prices fell 4.2 percent year-over-year in December, faster than the 3.3 percent decrease in November. The decline of the total annual import price index was primarily...

UK retail sales grew less than expected in January, figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed Friday. Retail sales rose 0.1 percent month-on-month in January, reversing a 1.4 percent drop in December. Economists had forecast a 0.5 percent rise. Sales, excluding auto fuel, also grew...

The Czech economy expanded at a slower-than-expected pace in the fourth quarter, preliminary data from the Czech Statistical Office showed Friday. Gross domestic product advanced 0.5 percent sequentially in the December quarter, the same rate of increase as in the September quarter. That was below...

Germany's wholesale price inflation accelerated slightly in January, after easing in the previous three months, data from Destatis showed Friday. Wholesale prices climbed 2.0 percent year-over-year in January, faster than the 1.8 percent rise in December. Prices of ores, metals and semi-finished...

EEP16-011515_16Feb18.jpg Retail sales data from the UK is due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

Ireland's foreign trade surplus increased in December, as exports grew faster than imports, preliminary data from the Central Statistics Office showed Thursday. The seasonally adjusted trade surplus rose to EUR 3.85 billion in December from EUR 3.28 billion in November. In the corresponding month...

Ireland's consumer price inflation eased for the third straight month in January, data from the Central Statistics Office showed Thursday. The consumer price index edged up 0.2 percent year-over-year in January, slower than the 0.4 percent increase in December. The measure has been rising since August...

Greece's consumer prices declined for the first time in more than a year in January, though slightly, figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Thursday. Consumer prices dropped 0.2 percent year-over-year in January, reversing a 0.7 percent rise in December. Prices of food and non-alcoholic...

Sweden's unemployment rate increased as expected in January to the highest level in seven months, figures from Statistics Finland showed Thursday. The jobless rate climbed to 7.0 percent in January from 6.0 percent in December. That was in line with economists' forecast. Moreover, this was the...

The euro area trade surplus increased in December from the previous month on higher exports, Eurostat reported Thursday. The trade surplus rose to a seasonally adjusted EUR 23.8 billion in December from EUR 22 billion in the previous month. The expected level was EUR 22.3 billion. Exports grew...

Italy's foreign trade surplus decreased in December from a year ago, as imports grew faster than exports, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Thursday. The trade surplus dropped to EUR 5.3 billion in December from EUR 5.7 billion in the corresponding month last year. However, the surplus...

Spain's consumer price inflation eased less-than-estimated in January but this was the slowest since late 2016, final data from the statistical office INE showed Thursday. Consumer price inflation eased to 0.6 percent from 1.1 percent in December. This was the weakest since September 2016, when prices...

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