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EurozoneEconomicSentiment-082815.jpg Eurozone economic sentiment improved for a second straight month to set a fresh four-year high in August, led by domestic demand even as morale weakened in the industrial sector due to concerns over a stronger euro and a possible sharp slowdown in China. The economic sentiment index rose to 104.2 from 104 in July.

German consumer prices rose faster-than-expected in August, preliminary data from Destatis showed Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.2 percent year-on-year, same as in July. Economists had expected 0.1 percent gain. The measure climbed for a seventh month running. Energy prices tumbled 7.6...

Greece's producer prices declined for the thirteenth straight month in July at a steepest rate in six months, figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Friday. The overall producer price index fell 6.7 percent year-over-year in July, faster than June's 5.7 percent decline. It was steepest...

Ireland's retail sales growth quickened to a three-month high in July, preliminary figures from the Central Statistical Office showed Friday. The retail sales volume grew a seasonally adjusted 9.9 percent year-over-year in July, faster than previous month's 4.4 percent rise. In May, the rate of growth...

The Greece economy grew slightly more than initially estimated in the second quarter, final data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Friday. Gross domestic product grew a seasonally-and-calendar adjusted 0.9 percent sequentially in the second quarter, revised up from 0.8 percent growth...

Eurozone economic confidence rose unexpectedly in August to the highest since June 2011, survey results from European Commission showed Thursday. The economic sentiment index came in at 104.2 in August. Economists had forecast the indicator to fall to 103.8 from 104 in July. This is the highest since...

House prices in England and Wales climbed at a slower pace in July, data from the Land Registry showed Friday. The house price index rose 4.6 percent year-over-year in July, slower than previous month's 4.9 percent climb. In May, prices had risen 4.5 percent. On a monthly basis, house prices climbed...

Italy's consumer confidence improved more-than-expected in August, while business sentiment weakened unexpectedly, survey figures from ISTAT showed Friday. The consumer confidence index rose to 109.0 in August from 106.7 in the previous month, revised up from 106.5. Economists had expected the index...

Sweden's retail sales growth quickened to a fifteen-month high in July, figures from Statistics Sweden showed Friday. The retail sales volume grew a working-day-adjusted 5.9 percent year-over-year in July, faster than June's 4.1 percent increase. This is the highest since April 2014, when sales had...

Spain's retail sales growth accelerated more-than-expected in July, figures from the statistical office INE revealed Friday. Retail sales rose by calendar adjusted 4.1 percent in July from last year, faster than the 2.4 percent increase in June. Economists had forecast sales to rise 2.7 percent. On...

Spain's consumer price inflation turned negative in August on falling fuel prices, flash data from the statistical office INE showed Friday. Consumer prices dropped 0.4 percent year-on-year in August, following two consecutive increases. Economists had forecast a 0.1 percent fall for August. Prices...

Austria's producer prices continued to decline in July at a slightly faster pace from the previous month, preliminary figures from Statistics Austria showed Friday. The producer price index fell 1.1 percent year-over-year in July, slightly faster than previous month's 1.0 percent decrease. Producer...

SwissGDP-082815.jpg Switzerland's economy avoided recession in the second quarter on the back of rising spending and investment, data published by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs showed Friday. Gross domestic product grew unexpectedly by 0.2 percent sequentially in the second quarter, offsetting a 0.2 percent fall in the prior quarter. Economists had forecast a 0.1 percent fall.

Hungary's unemployment rate decreased in the three months ended July, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Friday. The unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent in the May to July period from 6.9 percent in the April to June period. In the March to May period, the rate was 7.1...

Corrects typo in headline French producer prices continued the decreasing trend in July, figures from the statistical office INSEE revealed Friday. Producer prices for the French market fell 1.6 percent year-over-year in July, but slower than previous month's 1.9 percent drop. On a monthly basis,...

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