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Italy's jobless rate dropped in July to the lowest level in nearly two and half years, preliminary figures from the statistical office Istat showed Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 12.0 percent in July from 12.5 percent in the previous month. A year ago, the rate was 12.9...

UK-Manufacturing-090115.jpg British manufacturing expansion slowed in August, defying expectations for a modest improvement, survey figures from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply and Markit Economics showed Tuesday. The purchasing managers' index fell to 51.5 from 51.9 in July. Economists had expected a score of 52. A PMI reading above 50 suggests expanding activity.

Eurozone unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped in July to its lowest level in three-and-a-half years, provisional data from Eurostat showed Tuesday. The unemployment rate fell to 10.9 percent in July, after holding steady at 11.1 percent in the previous two months. It was expected to remain at the...

U.K. manufacturing expansion slowed in August, defying expectations for a modest improvement, survey figures from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply and Markit Economics showed Tuesday. The purchasing managers' index fell to 51.5 from 51.9 in July. Economists had expected a score of...

U.K. mortgage approvals rose to a 17-month high in July, data from the Bank of England showed Tuesday. The number of mortgage approvals increased to 68,764 in July from 67,069 in June. It was the highest since February 2014, when it totaled 70,239 and also exceeded the expected level of 68,100. Total...

Manufacturing activity in Turkey deteriorated unexpectedly in August after expanding slightly in the prior month, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Tuesday. The Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 49.3 in August from 50.1 in July. Any reading below 50 suggests contraction, while a reading...

Germany's unemployment declined more than expected in August, reports said citing data from the Federal Labor Agency on Tuesday. The number of unemployed declined by 7,000 in August from July. Economists had forecast a decrease of 4,000. The jobless rate remained unchanged at 6.4 percent in August...

Eurozone factory expansion slowed marginally in August, while the pace was estimated to have remained unchanged earlier, final data from Markit Economics showed Tuesday. The purchasing managers' index for the manufacturing sector dropped to 52.3 from 52.4 in July. In the preliminary report, released...

Switzerland's manufacturing sector expanded unexpectedly in August at the fastest pace since the abandonment of currency ceiling, the Credit Suisse reported Tuesday. The procure.ch Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 52.2 from 48.7 in July. This was the highest score since December, when it was 53.6....

Czech manufacturing growth remained robust in August, although expanded at the weakest pace in three months, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Tuesday. The purchasing managers' index, or PMI, fell to 56.6 in August from July's 51-month high of 57.5. Economists had expected the index to drop...

Spain's manufacturing sector expanded in August albeit at a slower pace, survey results from Markit showed Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted Purchasing Managers' Index dropped to 53.2 in August from 53.6 in July. It was forecast to remain unchanged at 53.6. The index dropped for the third straight...

Poland's manufacturing sector expanded at the weakest pace in more than ten and half years in August, survey results from Markit Economics showed Tuesday. The purchasing managers' index, or PMI, fell to 51.1 in August from 54.5 in the previous month. However, any reading above 50 indicates expansion...

The Dutch manufacturing sector expanded at the slowest pace in five months in August, survey data from Markit showed Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted NEVI Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 53.9 in August from 56 in July. A reading above 50 indicates expansion in the sector. Output growth in manufacturing...

Swedish manufacturing activity sustained its solid growth in August, though the pace of expansion eased more-than-expected, survey results from Swedbank and the logistics managers' association SILF showed Tuesday. The purchasing managers' index for the manufacturing sector fell to 53.2 from a three-month...

Germany's unemployment rate held steady in July, figures from Destatis showed Tuesday. The jobless rate came in at an adjusted 4.7 percent in July, the same rate as in the previous month. In the corresponding month last year, the rate was 5.0 percent. The number of unemployed people decreased to...

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