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The Czech economy expanded 0.3 percent in the second quarter from prior quarter instead of flat performance as initially reported, a new estimate published by the Czech Statistical Office showed Wednesday. On a yearly basis, gross domestic product increased by 2.5 percent, versus prior estimate of...

Iceland central bank kept its key rate unchanged as inflation is set to be lower than projected last month. The Monetary Policy Committee of Sedlabanki maintained the seven-day collateral lending rate at 6 percent. The rate was changed previously in November 2012, when it was a quarter-point higher. Policymakers...

U.K. labor productivity remained flat in the second quarter despite faster economic growth, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday. Labor productivity as measured by output per hour was unchanged in the second quarter from the previous quarter. It was 0.3 percent lower than...

Switzerland's manufacturing activity growth slowed in September, data from Credit Suisse showed Wednesday. The procure.ch Purchasing Managers' Index fell more-than-expected to 50.4 in September from 52.9 in August. The score was forecast to fall to 52. The index is only marginally above the threshold...

Turkey's manufacturing activity expanded at a slightly faster rate in September, results of a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Wednesday. The HSBC manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, edged up to 50.4 in September from 50.3 in August. This was the second consecutive...

British manufacturing sector growth eased unexpectedly to its slowest pace in seventeen months, survey results from Markit Economics and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Logistics, or CIPS, showed Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted Markit/CIPS manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or...

EurozonePMI-100114.jpg The Eurozone manufacturing moved closer to stagnation in September as German factory sector contracted for the first time in 15 months, final data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index fell more than intially estimated to a 14-month low of 50.3 from August's reading 50.7. The reading was below the earlier flash estimate of 50.5.

Czech manufacturing activity growth quickened unexpectedly in September, survey figures from Markit Economics indicated Wednesday. The HSBC Czech Republic manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to 55.6 in September from the 11-month low of 54.3 in August. Economists had expected the...

Norway's manufacturing sector contracted for the first time in three months in September largely due to the downsizing in oil and gas industry, survey data from the Norwegian Association of Purchasing and Logistics showed Wednesday. The Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 49.4 in September from 51.8...

Poland's manufacturing sector declined at a slower than expected rate in September, results of a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Wednesday. The HSBC manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, came in at 49.5 in September. Economists had expected a score of 48.6. This completed...

Sweden's manufacturing sector grew at a faster rate in September, a report from Swedbank showed Wednesday. The manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to 53.4 in September from 51 in August. This was driven by the rebound in the index measuring manufacturing production, by 8.8 index...

Estonia's retail sales increased at a slower rate in August, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Wednesday. Retail sales rose 7 percent year-over-year in August following the 9 percent rise in July. This equaled the rate of increase in June. Sales of textiles, clothing, footwear and leather...

Estonia's industrial production declined in August after recovering a month ago, Statistics Estonia reported Wednesday. Industrial output fell 2 percent from July, when it was up around 2.8 percent. Production decreased as energy and mining recorded sharp declines, while manufacturing expanded only...

Ireland's manufacturing sector expanded at a slower rate in September, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted Investec purchasing managers' index, or PMI, fell to 55.7 in September from 57.3 in August. This marked the sixteenth consecutive month of growth in...

EEP2-091614_01Oct14.jpg Results of manufacturing purchasing managers' surveys for major eurozone countries are due on Wednesday. At 1 am ET, Markit Economics will release its September manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, data for Ireland. In August, the PMI was at 57.3. Around the same time Markit Economics...