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UK-GDP-112614.jpg The U.K. economy registered robust growth as estimated in the third quarter as strength in consumer spending offset the weakness in exports and business investment. Gross domestic product grew 0.7 percent sequentially in the third quarter, unrevised from the previous estimate published on October 24, second estimates from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday.

European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio said the bank will assess next quarter whether to start buying sovereign bonds. "During the first quarter of next year, we will be able to gauge better" whether the current measures will be sufficient to raise the balance sheet to its early 2012...

British retail sales growth is expected to accelerate once gain in the crucial Christmas run up, the latest Distributive Trades survey from the Confederation of British Industry showed Wednesday. About 44 percent of respondents reported that sales volumes were up on a year ago, while 17 percent said...

Italian consumer confidence weakened to a 9-month low in November, survey data from the statistical office Istat showed Wednesday. The consumer confidence index fell unexpectedly to 100.2 in November from a revised score of 101.3 in October. This was the lowest score since last February. Economists...

Norway's jobless rate rose to a seasonally adjusted 3.7 percent in September from 3.4 percent in June, Statistics Norway said Thursday. But the increase was within the error margin, it said. The unemployment rate came in line with economists' expectations. The rate for September indicates the...

Iceland's consumer price inflation slowed in November after accelerating slightly in the previous month, figures from Statistics Iceland showed Wednesday. Consumer prices rose 1 percent year-on-year in November, slower than October's 1.9 percent increase. The consumer price index less than housing...

The Eurozone leading index which signals turning points in the business cycle dropped in October, a report from the Conference Board showed Wednesday. The leading economic index dropped 0.2 percent to 111.9 in October, after a 0.1 percent rise in the previous month. The coincident economic index,...

Sweden's foreign trade balance showed a deficit in October as imports grew faster than exports, figures from Statistics Sweden showed Wednesday. The trade balance turned to a deficit of SEK 0.2 billion in October from a surplus of SEK 1.7 billion in September. Same month last year, the trade surplus...

The U.K. economy grew as estimated in the third quarter, the second estimates from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday. Gross domestic product grew 0.7 percent sequentially in the third quarter, unrevised from the previous estimate published on October 24. The growth follows a 0.9...

Sweden's economic sentiment weakened more than expected in November as all indicators deteriorated somewhat, except for manufacturing, survey data from the National Institute of Economic Research showed Wednesday. The economic tendency indicator fell 0.5 points to 103.6 in November. Economists had...

Producer prices in Hungary rose in October, snapping a 7-month string of declining prices, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Wednesday. Producer prices rose 0.7 percent year-on-year in October compared to a 0.3 percent decline in September. This was the first increase in...

French consumer confidence strengthened in November, survey data from the statistical office Insee showed Wednesday. The consumer confidence index rose to 87 in November from 85 in October. The score was forecast to rise slightly to 86. The gauge for households' opinion of their future financial...

Germany's import prices continued to decline but the pace of decrease slowed in October, figures from Destatis showed Wednesday. The import price index dropped 1.2 percent annually in October, slower than September's 1.6 percent decline. Economist had forecast a 1.5 percent drop for October. Import...

Switzerland's consumption indicator declined in October on deteriorating consumer sentiment and a gloomy assessment in the retail sector, survey results from the UBS bank showed Wednesday. The consumption index fell to 1.29 points in October from a revised score of 1.39 points in September. The...

The average monthly gross wages in Estonia rose in the third quarter from a year ago, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Wednesday. Compared to same quarter of last year, the average monthly gross wages climbed 5 percent in the third quarter. Average hourly gross wages rose by 5.7 percent. The...