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Hungary's unemployment rate fell for a second straight month to its lowest level in five months during the June quarter, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Thursday. The jobless rate fell to 4.3 percent from 4.5 percent in the three months to May. That was the lowest since...

Norway's unemployment rate remained stable in May, Statistics Norway reported Thursday. The jobless rate came in at seasonally adjusted 4.3 percent in May, the same as in February. The rate for May indicates the average for April to June period and the February data reflects January to March period. The...

Turkey's central bank left its key interest rates unchanged, as widely expected, on Thursday. The Monetary Policy Committee, led by Governor Murat Cetinkaya, kept the key lending rate, known as the Marginal Funding Rate, at 9.25 percent. This rate was last hiked in January by 75 basis points. The...

British retailers reported pick up in sales during July, exceeding expectations for minimal growth, the latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey from the Confederation of British Industry revealed Thursday. A balance of 22 percent reported an increase in sales in July, exceeding economists' forecast...

Finland's manufacturing confidence dropped slightly in July, survey data from the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK showed Thursday. Although the manufacturing confidence index fell to 8 from 9 in June, it stayed at a high level. This was well above its long-term average of 1. Production...

Finland's consumer confidence deteriorated in July, survey data from Statistics Finland showed Thursday. The consumer sentiment index fell to 22.8 in July from 23.9 in June. Nonetheless, the figures for May to June were the highest in the measuring history 1995 to 2017, the statistical office said. The...

Eurozone monetary aggregate rose at a slightly faster pace in June, the European Central Bank reported Thursday. The M3 broad monetary aggregate climbed 5 percent annually, slightly faster than the revised 4.9 percent growth logged in May. Economists had forecast M3 growth to remain unchanged...

Spain's unemployment decreased in the second quarter, data from the statistical office INE showed Thursday. The unemployment rate fell to 17.22 percent in the second quarter from 18.75 percent a quarter ago. The number of unemployed decreased by 340,700 or 8.01 percent in the second quarter....

Sweden's economic confidence improved slightly in July, survey data from the National Institute of Economic Research revealed Thursday. The economic tendency indicator rose unexpectedly to 112.4 in July from 112.2 in June. The indicator continued to signal very positive sentiment in the economy....

German consumer confidence is set to strengthen in August, survey data from the market research group GfK showed Thursday. The forward-looking consumer sentiment index rose to 10.8 in August from 10.6 in July. The score was forecast to remain unchanged at 10.6. Both the economic and the income...

UK car output declined for the third consecutive month in June, data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed Thursday. Car manufacturing dropped 13.7 percent to 136,901 units in June. Output for domestic market declined 15.9 percent and that for exports slid 13.1 percent....

EEP15-011515_27Jul17.jpg Consumer confidence from Germany is due on Thursday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

UKGDP-072617.jpg The UK economy expanded in the second quarter on services output, but the pace of overall growth remained weak, preliminary data published by the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday. Gross domestic product climbed 0.3 percent sequentially, slightly faster than the 0.2 percent expansion seen in the first three months of the year.

Corrects heading The UK mortgage approvals stagnated in June, data published by the UK Finance showed Wednesday. The number of mortgage approvals came in at 40,200 in June compared to 40,287 in May. Similar lower levels were last seen in late 2016. UK Finance was created by combining most of...

Denmark's retail sales dropped marginally in June, preliminary figures from Statistics Denmark showed Wednesday. Retail sales fell a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent month-over-month in June, after remaining flat in the prior month. Sales of food and other groceries declined 0.4 percent over the...

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