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The French private sector growth eased to a three-month low as initially estimated in July, final data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The composite output index fell to 51.5 in July from 53.3 in June. The reading came in line with flash estimate published on July 24. It signals the slowest...

German private sector growth remained unchanged in July, final data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The composite output index came in at 53.7 in July, unchanged from June. The flash score for July was 53.4. Service providers reported further increases in business activity and new orders...

Eurozone retail sales declined more-than-expected in June, after rising in the previous two months, figures from Eurostat showed Wednesday. Retail sales fell a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent year-over-year in June, in contrast to a 0.1 percent slight increase in May, which was revised down from a...

Slovakia's retail sales rose for the second straight month in June and the rate of growth quickened from the previous month, preliminary figures from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic revealed Wednesday. Retail sales excluding automobiles climbed 3.0 percent year-on-year in June, faster...

The U.K. services sector growth slowed more than expected in July, survey data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. Still the survey signaled strong growth in the dominant services sector moving into the second half of 2015. The Markit/Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply Purchasing Managers'...

Italy's industrial production decreased at a faster-than-expected pace in June, after rising in the previous month, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Wednesday. Industrial production declined a seasonally adjusted 1.1 percent month-on-month in June, faster than economists' expectations...

Italy's service sector expanded for the fifth consecutive month in July, but the rate of growth eased more-than-expected, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The headline seasonally adjusted Markit/ADACI Business Activity Index fell to 52.0 in July. Economists had expected the index...

The rate of expansion in Eurozone economic activity slowed slightly at the start of the third quarter, final data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. Nonetheless, growth remained close to June's four-year high. The composite output index fell to 53.9 in July from 54.2 in June. It was above the...

Switzerland's consumer prices dropped at a faster-than-expected pace in July, figures from the Federal Statistical Office showed Wednesday. The consumer price index dropped 1.3 percent year-over-year in July, faster than June's 1.0 percent decrease. Economists had expected the index to fall 1.0 percent....

Spain's service sector continue to expand in July and the pace of growth quickened unexpectedly to the highest in three months, survey data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The Purchasing Managers' Index for the service sector rose to 59.7 in July from 56.1 in June. It was forecast to fall...

Czech retail sales growth improved in June after easing in the previous month, figures from the Czech Statistical Office showed Wednesday. Retail sales excluding automobile trade climbed an unadjusted 6.9 percent year-over-year in June, faster than May's 5.4 percent rise. It was the highest rate of...

Hungary's retail sales growth quickened unexpectedly in June, preliminary data from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Wednesday. Retail sales advanced by a calendar-adjusted 6.2 percent year-on-year in June, faster than the 5.4 percent increase seen in May. Economists had expected an...

Sweden's service sector growth accelerated in July, largely supported by the increase in business volume, figures from the Swedbank showed Wednesday. The purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to 56.6 in July from 54.9 in the previous month. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion in the sector. The...

EEP3-091614_05Aug15.jpg Retail sales and final Purchasing Managers' survey from euro area are due on Wednesday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news.

The U.K. economy is set to see a reasonable pace of growth in the second half of the year driven by consumption and business investment, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research said Wednesday. The growth outlook for 2015 was retained at 2.5 percent. The think tank said growth will...

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