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The European Central Bank is ready to add more stimulus in March if needed, but only after a thorough study of available data in order to avoid reacting hastily to temporary developments, Governing Council member Bostjan Jazbec said Friday. In an interview to the Wall Street Journal, Jazbec, who is...

Slovenia's consumer prices declined at a stable pace in January, figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Friday. The consumer price index fell 0.5 percent year-over-year in January, the same rate of decrease as in the previous two months. Prices have been falling since...

Norway's industrial production decreased for the third consecutive month in December, figures from Statistics Norway showed Friday. Industrial production slipped a calendar-adjusted 2.0 percent year-over-year in December, faster than the 1.8 percent drop in the prior month. In October, production...

Romania's central bank held interest rates steady at a record low for the sixth consecutive policy session on Friday. The Board of the National Bank of Romania maintained the monetary policy rate at 1.75 percent, the bank said in a statement, in line with economists' expectations. The minimum...

Austria's wholesale prices continued to decline at the start of the year, though at a slower rate than in the previous month, preliminary figures from Statistics Austria showed Friday. The wholesale price index fell 2.3 percent year-over-year in January, following a 3.0 percent decrease in December....

Sweden's budget balance logged an unexpected surplus in January due to an increase in tax payments, the National Debt Office said Friday. Central government payments showed a surplus of SEK 17 billion in January, in contrast to a SEK 6 billion deficit estimated by debt office. Tax income was...

Denmark's industrial production increased for the first time in four months in December, figures from Statistics Denmark showed Friday. Industrial production rose a seasonally adjusted 3.6 percent month-over-month in December, reversing a 1.6 percent fall in November, which was revised from a 0.7...

Sweden's industrial production decreased at a faster-than-expected pace in December, after rebounding in the previous month, preliminary figures from Statistics Sweden showed Friday. Industrial production fell a seasonally adjusted 2.9 percent month-over-month in December, much faster than the 0.5...

GermanyFactoryOrders-020516.jpg Germany's factory orders declined more-than-expected at the end of last year, on weak domestic orders , while foreign demand logged only marginal growth. Orders fell 0.7 percent in December from November, when they advanced 1.5 percent, provisional data from Destatis showed Friday. That was the first decrease in three months. The pace of decline was faster than a 0.5 percent drop economists had

BenBroadbent-BoE-020516.jpg There is no urgency to raise U.K. interest rates at present and the falling oil prices have benefited the economy, which is enjoying a robust recovery, Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent said Friday. There was "certainly no great urgency to raise rates at the moment", Broadbent said in an interview on the BBC Radio 5.

Hungary's industrial production growth eased unexpectedly at the end of the year, preliminary figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Friday. Industrial production climbed a working-day-adjusted 6.9 percent year-over-year in December, slower than previous month's 7.1 percent...

There is no urgency to raise U.K. interest rates at present and the falling oil prices have benefited the economy, which is enjoying a robust recovery, Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent said Friday. There was "certainly no great urgency to raise rates at the moment", Broadbent said in...

France's foreign trade deficit decreased more-than-expected at the end of the year, as imports fell faster than exports, figures from the French Customs showed Friday. The trade deficit narrowed to EUR 3.9 billion in December from EUR 4.5 billion in the previous month. Economists had forecast...

Germany's factory orders declined more than expected in December, provisional data from Destatis showed Friday. Orders fell 0.7 percent in December from November, when it advanced 1.5 percent. This was the first decrease in three months. The pace of decline was faster than a 0.5 percent drop forecast...

EEP10-011515_05Feb16.jpg Factory orders data from Germany is due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

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