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A measure of France's future economic activity rose for a second straight month in February, signaling a continuation of recovery in coming months, survey results from the Conference Board showed Friday. The Conference Board Leading Index for France climbed 0.2 percent to 111 from 110.8 January,...

Spain's measure of future economic activity climbed at a faster rate in February, extending the rising trend into a sixth month, survey figures from the Conference Board showed Friday. The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for Spain rose 0.6 percent to 102.8 from 102.2 in January, when the...

Belgium's business confidence rose slightly in April, extending the rising trend to a third month, but dampened expectations for a strong improvement, survey results from the National Bank of Belgium showed Friday. The business confidence indicator climbed to -6.2 from -6.3 in March. Economists had...

Eurogroup Chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Friday there were still wide differences to cover and to bridge with Greek authorities and funds will not be disbursed without a comprehensive deal. "Time is running out," he told at the press conference following the meeting. Too much time has been lost...

Greek banks can avail emergency liquidity as long as they remain solvent, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said Friday. However, Draghi pointed out that higher yields caused by the lingering uncertainty were eroding the value of the collateral banks offer in return for loans. "The...

Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan said the negative interest will not become the 'new normal' and the economy will overcome its challenges. He reiterated that the Swiss franc is significantly overvalued and presents major difficulties for the economy. "A correction of this overvaluation...

GermanBusinessConfidence-042415.jpg German business confidence strengthened for the sixth straight month to a 10-month high in April reflecting the continuing upswing in the economy, but firms turned less optimistic about the business outlook. The business confidence index rose more-than-expected to 108.6 in April from 107.9 in March, the results of a survey by Munich-based Ifo Institute showed Friday.

Slovenia's economic sentiment index dropped for the first time in five months in April, final figures from the Statistical office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Friday. The seasonally adjusted economic sentiment index, which combines both business tendencies and consumer surveys, fell by 0.4 percentage...

Poland's retail sales increased notably in March, following a decline in the previous month, figures from the statistical office showed Friday. Retail sales at current prices climbed 3.0 percent year-over-year in March, reversing a 1.3 percent decrease in February. In January, sales had risen 0.1...

Poland's jobless rate declined as expected in March, after remaining stable in the previous month, figures from the statistical office showed Friday. The registered jobless rate fell to 11.7 percent in March from 12.0 percent in February. The figure was also matched with economists's expectations....

Austria's production index declined in February from a year ago, figures from Statistics Austria showed Friday. The production index, which combines industrial production and construction, fell a working-day-adjusted 0.2 percent year-over-year in February. Production in the construction sector...

German business confidence improved for the sixth consecutive month in April, reports said citing survey results from Munich-based Ifo Institute on Friday. The business confidence index rose more-than-expected to 108.6 in April from 107.9 in March. It was forecast to rise to 108.4. The current...

Dutch producer confidence improved to a four-month high in April, survey figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. The producer confidence index rose to 3.3 points in April to 1.4 in March. This was the highest score since December, when the index stood at 3.4 points. Manufacturers...

Czech consumer confidence weakened to its lowest level in five months in April, survey figures from the Czech Statistical Office showed Friday. The consumer confidence index fell to 2.0 in April from 3.3 in the previous month. The latest reading was the lowest since November last year, when the score...

Spain's producer prices declined for the ninth consecutive month in March largely due to weak energy prices, the statistical office INE reported Friday. Producer prices dropped 1.2 percent on a yearly basis in March, but slower than February's 1.6 percent decline. The pace of decline slowed for the...

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