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Economic expectations for Switzerland deteriorated notably in April, a survey carried out by Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in cooperation with Credit Suisse showed Wednesday. The corresponding indicator fell by 12 points to 7 in April. But it signals stable economic expectations. The...

Ukunemployment-041614.jpg The U.K. unemployment rate fell below the 7 percent threshold to a five-year low in February and average earnings finally moved above inflation reducing the squeeze on household finances. The jobless rate came in at 6.9 percent of the labor force, the lowest since February 2009, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday.

Croatia's consumer prices dropped for a second successive month in March, figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics showed Wednesday. The consumer price index declined 0.4 percent year-on-year in March, following 0.6 percent decrease in February. Consumer prices declined annually in February...

Italy's foreign trade surplus advanced annually In February, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Wednesday. The trade surplus increased to EUR 2.623 billion in February from EUR 1.045 billion a year ago. In January, the country recorded a surplus of EUR 362 million. Exports grew by...

Italy's current account balance for February turned to surplus from a deficit in the same month last year, figures from the Bank of Italy revealed Wednesday. The current account showed a surplus of EUR 298 million versus a deficit of EUR 1.323 billion a year ago. The trade surplus grew significantly,...

A measure of the future economic situation in Spain dropped in February, after rising in the previous month, a survey by the Conference Board showed Wednesday. The think tank's leading economic index for Spain fell 0.2 percent monthly in February, after rising a revised 0.9 percent in January. In...

Malta's EU measure of inflation slowed in March, after accelerating in the prior month, data from the National Statistics Office showed Wednesday. The harmonized index of consumer prices rose 1.4 percent annually in March, after a 1.6 percent increase in February. In January, inflation was 0.9 percent. On...

The U.K. household finance index rose to a record high in April as households reported the least marked squeeze on finances since the start of the survey in February 2009, survey data from Markit Economics said Wednesday. The household finance index, which measures overall perceptions of financial...

Norway's foreign trade surplus in March shrunk from a year ago, Statistics Norway said Wednesday. The trade surplus decreased to NOK 31.409 billion from NOK 38.855 billion in in the same month last year. Imports surged 20.5 percent and exports rose 0.6 percent. In March, export of fish was high...

Austria's inflation based on the EU measure eased in March, figures from Statistics Austria showed Wednesday. The harmonized index of consumer prices rose 1.4 percent annually in March, after a 1.5 percent increase in February. Compared to February, the HICP rose 0.9 percent monthly in March. The...

Eurozone annual inflation slowed as initially estimated to a 52-month low in March, while core inflation fell more than expected, final data from Eurostat showed Wednesday. Inflation fell to 0.5 percent from 0.7 percent in February. The latest figure is the lowest since November 2009. Inflation...

The U.K. unemployment rate declined below the 7 percent threshold during three months to February, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday. The jobless rate was 6.9 percent of the labor force, down from 7.1 percent in September to November period, and below 7.9 percent posted...

Slovakia's EU measure of inflation dropped for a second consecutive month in March, figures from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed Wednesday. The harmonized index of consumer prices dropped 0.2 percent year-on-year in March, after a 0.1 percent drop in February. In January, the...

Czech producer prices continued to decline in March due to the ongoing weakness in energy prices, data from the Czech Statistical Office showed Wednesday. Producer prices dropped by a more-than-expected 0.8 percent year-on-year in March, after easing 0.7 percent each in February and January. Economists...

EuropeanEconomicsPreview-041614.jpg Unemployment figures from the U.K. and final inflation from euro area are due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.