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Hourly wages in Italy rose for the second straight month in November, figures from the statistical office ISTAT showed Friday. Wages edged up 0.1 percent month-on-month in November, same as in the previous month, after remaining unchanged in the previous three months. On a yearly basis, hourly...

UK-Pound-121914.jpg The U.K. budget deficit narrowed in November, yet a considerable improvement is required to meet the government's fiscal target for 2014/15. Public sector net borrowing excluding interventions declined by GBP 1.6 billion from last year to GBP 14.1 billion in November, the Office for National Statistics reported Friday. Economists had forecast the shortfall to total GBP 15.1 billion.

Ireland's factory-gate prices increased for the second straight month in November, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Friday. The output price index in the manufacturing industry, excluding VAT, climbed 0.6 percent year-on-year in November, faster than 0.3 percent rise in the previous...

Latvia's producer prices remained unchanged in November, after falling in the previous month, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. The producer price index remained unchanged annually in November, after a 0.1 percent decline in October. In September, prices climbed 0.3 percent. Domestic...

British retail sales growth accelerated at its fastest pace in almost 26 years in December largely driven by "Black Friday" price cuts, survey data from the Confederation of British Industry showed Friday. About 71 percent of retailers said sales volume increased from a year ago, while 9 percent...

Iceland's consumer price inflation slowed for the second straight month in December, figures from Statistics Iceland showed Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.8 percent year-on-year in December, slower than 1.0 percent rise in the previous month. On a monthly basis, consumer prices climbed...

Slovenia's output prices remained unchanged for the second straight month in November, figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Friday. Output prices remained unchanged year-on-year in November, same as in the previous month. Prices had fallen continuously since September...

Italy's industrial orders increased in October, after declining in the previous month, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Friday. Total orders rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent month-on-month in October, reversing a 1.5 percent fall in the previous month. In August, orders climbed...

Commercial vehicle registrations in the European Union declined in November after increasing in the previous months, a report from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, or ACEA, showed Friday. Demand for commercial vehicles in the European Union decreased 0.2 percent year-on-year to 152,744...

Slovakia's producer prices continued to decline in November, but at a slower pace, figures from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed Friday. Industrial producer prices dropped 2.9 percent year-on-year in November, slower than 3.8 percent decline in October. Producer prices have been...

The Eurozone current account surplus declined notably in October, the European Central Bank said Friday. The current account surplus fell to a seasonally adjusted EUR 20.5 billion from EUR 32 billion in September. The surplus on trade in goods decreased to EUR 19.3 billion from EUR 21.6 billion...

The unemployment rate in Norway increased as expected in December after hitting a 12-month low in November, figures from the Norway Labor and Welfare Administration, or NAV, showed Friday. The jobless rate rose to 2.7 percent in December from the 1-year low of 2.6 percent in the previous month. This...

The U.K. budget deficit narrowed in November, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Friday. Public sector net borrowing excluding interventions declined by GBP 1.6 billion from last year to GBP 14.1 billion in November. Economists had forecast the shortfall to total GBP 15.1 billion....

Hungary's employee earnings growth quickened for the second straight month in October to its fastest rate in four months, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Friday. Average monthly gross earnings climbed 3.3 percent year-on-year in October, faster than 2.4 percent growth...

GermanGFK-121914.jpg German consumer confidence is set to improve to an eight-year high at the start of the year on strong gains in economic expectations and willingness-to-buy as the current economic weakness is expected to be temporary, the market research group GfK said Friday. The forward-looking consumer confidence index climbed to 9 for January, the highest since December 2006, from 8.7 in December.