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EurozoneInflation-JoblessRate-030215.jpg Eurozone inflation remained negative for the third straight month in February due to falling energy prices. Nonetheless, the rate of decline in overall prices slowed more than expected, diluting fears of deepening deflation even before the European Central Bank practically starts bond purchase this month. The unemployment rate in the 19-nation currency bloc reached its lowest since April 2012.

Portugal's industrial production declined for the third straight month in January from a year ago and retail sales rose further at a faster pace, figures from Statistics Portugal showed Monday. The industrial production index declined 2.1 percent year-on-year in January, the same rate of decrease...

Latvia's retail sales growth accelerated sharply at the start of the year, after easing in the previous month, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Monday. Retail sales climbed a calender adjusted 6.7 percent year-over-year in January, much faster than December's 2.7 percent increase.The...

Italy's unemployment rate declined for the second consecutive month in January to its lowest level in seven months, figures from the statistical office ISTAT revealed Monday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 12.6 percent from 12.7 percent in December, which was revised from 12.9 percent....

Italy's manufacturing sector expanded for the first time in five months during February at the fastest pace in eight months, as production grew in response to higher demand, results of a survey by Markit Economics showed Monday. The Markit/ADACI Italy Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose...

Manufacturing activity in Greece continued its downward trend in February, as output and new orders fell sharply, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose slightly to 48.4 in February from 48.3 in January. But any reading...

The euro area jobless rate declined to the lowest since April 2012, data from Eurostat showed Monday. The unemployment rate dropped marginally to 11.2 percent in January from revised 11.3 percent in December. It was forecast to remain at December's originally estimated rate of 11.4 percent. This...

Corrects third paragraph to reflect that January's fall was the biggest since July 2009 Eurozone inflation remained negative for the third straight month in February but the rate of decline in prices slowed more than expected, flash estimate from Eurostat revealed Monday. The harmonized index of...

British manufacturing activity was the strongest in seven months during February with growth in output and new orders strengthening further, creating more jobs, results of a survey by Markit Economics showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted Markit/CIPS Purchasing Manager's Index for the manufacturing...

Manufacturing growth in the Czech Republic eased in February, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Monday. The HSBC purchasing managers' index fell to 55.6 from 56.1 in the previous month. The overall improvement in business conditions was solid during the month and the PMI continued to...

U.K. mortgage approvals increased to a 4-month high in January, data from the Bank of England showed Monday. The number of approved housing loans increased to 60,786 in January from 60,349 in the prior month. This was the highest since September but below the expected level of 61,000. Total lending...

Denmark's unemployment rate remained unchanged for the second straight month in January, data from Statistics Denmark showed Monday. The jobless rate came in at 4.9 percent at the start of the year, the same rate as in November and December. The December figure was revised down from 5.0 percent. The...

Norway's manufacturing activity growth slowed in February after quickening in January, survey data from the Norwegian Association of Purchasing and Logistics (NIMA) and Danske Bank showed Monday. The purchasing managers' index fell to 51.2 in February from 51.9 in January. A PMI score above 50 suggests...

Eurozone manufacturing sector growth remained stable in February, final data from Markit Economics showed Monday. The final Purchasing Managers' Index came in at seasonally adjusted 51, unchanged from January's six-month high. The reading was below the flash score of 51.1. "Coming months will...

The Dutch manufacturing sector expanded at the slowest rate in five months in February, survey results from Markit Economics showed Monday. The headline NEVI Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, decreased to a five-month low of 52.2 from 54.1 in January. Production and new orders grew at the slowest...

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