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Italy's foreign trade surplus with non-EU countries increased in August, as exports grew faster than imports, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Monday. The trade surplus climbed to EUR 2.13 billion in August from EUR 1.38 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year. In July,...

Italy's retail sales decreased in July after rising in the previous three months, figures from the statistical office ISTAT showed Monday. Retail sales fell a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent month-over-month in July, reversing a 0.3 percent increase in June. Sales of non-food products decreased...

The U.K. mortgage approvals declined to the lowest level in 20 months in August, the British Bankers' Association said Monday. The number of mortgages approved for house purchases fell to 36,997 in August from 37,672 in July. This was the lowest since January 2015, when mortgages totaled 36,615....

German business confidence improved in September, reports said citing survey data from Ifo institute on Monday. The business sentiment index rose to 109.5 in September, while the score was forecast to remain unchanged at August's initially estimated value of 106.2. The current conditions index...

More than three-quarters of UK chief executives are considering re-locating the company headquarters or some operations outside Britain because of the surprise "Brexit" vote in June, results of a survey showed Monday. A survey of 100 chief executives by KPMG revealed that 69 percent are confident...

Finland's producer prices continued to decline in August, though at a slower pace than in the prior month, figures from Statistics Finland showed Monday. Producer prices for manufactured products fell 2.6 percent year-over-year in August, following a 3.8 percent decrease in July. The measure has been...

Czech economic confidence improved to an eight month high in September, survey data from the Czech Statistical Office showed Monday. The composite indicator rose to 12.3 from 12.0 in August. A similar reading was last seen in February and the highest since January, when the score was 13.8. The...

Finland's retail sales increased in August from a year ago, preliminary figures from Statistics Finland showed Monday. Retail sales rose 2.9 percent year-over-year in August. Similarly, the price-adjusted volume of retail sales grew by 3.6 percent. In daily consumer goods trade, sales decreased...

EEP5-091614_26Sep16.jpg Business confidence data from Germany is due on Monday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

Sentiment in the British financial services sector weakened for the third straight time in the three months to September, the financial services survey from the Confederation of British Industry and PricewaterhouseCoopers showed Monday. A balance of -13 percent said they were less optimistic about...

Belgium's business confidence improved in September, recovering from a plunge in the previous month, as morale strengthened in manufacturing and trade, survey figures from the National Bank of Belgium showed Friday. The business confidence rose to -2.2 from -3.1 in August. Economists had forecast...

EurozonePMI-092316.jpg Eurozone private sector grew at the slowest pace in 20 months in September as services activity expanded the least since the end of 2014, while manufacturing gained strength. The flash composite output index slid to 52.6 in September from 52.9 in August, data from Markit showed Friday.

Croatia's unemployment rate decreased for the seventh consecutive month in August, figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. The registered unemployment rate dropped to 13.1 percent in August from 13.3 percent in July. In the corresponding period of the preceding year, the...

Eurozone private sector grew at the slowest pace in 20 months in September, flash data from Markit showed Friday. The flash composite output index slid to 52.6 in September from 52.9 in August. A score above 50 indicates expansion. Economists had expected the reading to fall marginally to 52.8. The...

Germany's private sector logged the weakest expansion in activity in almost one-and-a-half years, flash survey data from Markit showed Friday. The composite output index fell to a 16-month low of 52.7 in September from 53.3 in August. A reading above 50 indicates expansion. While service providers...

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