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Eurozone economic sentiment rebounded strongly in September to is highest level thus far this year from a five-month low in the previous month, survey data from the European Union showed Thursday. The economic sentiment index climbed to 104.9 from 103.5 in August. Economists had forecast an unchanged...

Austria's manufacturing activity expanded at the fastest pace in three months in September, driven by stronger growth of output and new orders, survey figures Markit Economics showed Thursday. The seasonally adjusted Bank Austria Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to 53.5 in September from 52.1...

German unemployment increased unexpectedly in September, reports said citing the Federal Labor Agency on Thursday. The number of people out of work increased by 1,000 to 2.68 million, confounding expectations for a decrease of 5,000. The jobless rate remained unchanged at a seasonally adjusted...

Spain retail sales declined for the first time in three months during August, preliminary data from the statistical office INE showed Thursday. Retail sales decreased 0.9 percent from July, when they rose 0.6 percent. The latest drop was the first since May, when sales fell at the same pace. A...

Slovakia's consumer confidence improved for the second straight month in September, figures from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed Thursday. The consumer confidence index rose to -5.1 in September from -9.1 in August. Households' expectations regarding their own financial situation...

Edited second para Spain consumer prices increased for the first time in 14 months in September, the statistical office INE said Thursday. Flash consumer prices advanced more-than-expected by 0.3 percent year-on-year in September, reversing a 0.1 percent drop in August. This was the first rise...

Denmark's unemployment rate held steady in August, after rising slightly in the previous month, preliminary figures from Statistics Denmark showed Thursday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 4.3 percent in August, the same rate as in July. In June, the unemployment rate was 4.2 percent....

Germany's unemployment rate held steady in August as the number of those without jobs eased, figures from Destatis showed Thursday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate based on ILO norms was 4.2 percent, unchanged from July, results of the labor force survey showed. The figure was 4.5 percent in...

Dutch producer confidence improved in September, after weakening in the previous two months, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Thursday. The producer confidence index rose to 3.4 in September from 1.2 in August. In July, the reading was 5.1. Moreover, the confidence of the industrial...

EEP12-011515_29Sep16.jpg Economic confidence survey results from euro area and consumer prices from Germany are due on Thursday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news.

ECBDraghi-092816.jpg Low interest rates are necessary today for a return to higher rates in the future and other policy areas must contribute much more decisively to reap the full benefits of monetary policy, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said Wednesday.

Italy's hourly wages remained flat in August, the statistical office Istat reported Wednesday. Hourly wages remained unchanged in August, as seen in July. Wages had advanced 0.2 percent in June. Year-on-year, hourly wages growth held steady at 0.6 percent in August. During January to August,...

Ireland's retail sales declined in August after rebounding in July, the Central Statistics Office reported Wednesday. Retail sales volume dropped 4.7 percent month-on-month, reversing a double-digit 13.8 percent growth seen in July. On a yearly basis, retail sales volume growth eased to 5.2 percent...

MinoucheShafik-092816.jpg More monetary policy easing will be required at some point in the U.K. to avoid the economic slowdown to become more pernicious in the wake of EU referendum, Bank of England Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik said Wednesday. In a speech, text of which was put on the BoE website, Shafik said the likely timing of stimulus will depend on the continued evolution of the data.

Italy's consumer confidence dropped for a second straight month to its lowest level in 14 months during September, while factory morale rebounded, survey data from ISTAT showed Wednesday. The consumer confidence index declined to 108.7 from 109.1 in August, revised from 109.2. Economists were looking...

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