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Eurozone's consumer confidence improved unexpectedly in October after weakening in the previous four months, preliminary data from the European Commission showed Thursday. The flash consumer confidence indicator rose to -11.1 from a seven-month low of -11.4 in September. Economists had forecast a...

UKRetailSales-102314.jpg U.K. retail sales declined more-than-expected in September, driven by a sharp contraction in clothing sales. Retail sales fell 0.3 percent in September from a month ago, when it rose 0.4 percent, the Office for National Statistics said Thursday. This was the first drop in four months. Economists had forecast a 0.1 percent drop for September. Food sales recovered in September.

EurozonePM-102314.jpg The private sector in the eurozone logged a marginal upturn in October helped by an improvement in Germany, while France moved deeper into contraction, flash data from Markit Economics revealed Thursday. The headline flash Markit composite output index rose to 52.2 in October from a 10-month low of 52 in September. The score was forecast to fall to 51.5.

Turkey's central bank left its key interest rates unchanged on Thursday, in line with economists' expectations, and signaled that policy is likely to remain tight until significant improvement is witnessed in inflation outlook. The bank maintained the one-week repo rate at 8.25 percent, the overnight...

Poland's unemployment rate declined more-than-expected in September, figures from the Central Statistical Office revealed Thursday. The registered jobless rate fell to 11.5 percent from 11.7 percent in August. Economists had forecast a figure of 11.6 percent. The rate eased for the seventh month...

U.K. manufacturers' order books showed its weakest balance since July 2013, the Industrial Trends Survey from the Confederation of British Industry showed Thursday. The total order books fell to -6 percent in October, the lowest since July 2013, from -4 percent in September. The score was forecast...

Sweden's unemployment rate dropped unexpectedly in September after rising in the previous month, figures from Statistics Sweden showed Thursday. The unemployment rate fell to 7.2 percent from 7.4 percent in August. Economists had forecast a figure of 7.5 percent. In July, the rate was 7.1 percent....

U.K. retail sales declined more than expected in September on a notable fall in non-food store sales. Retail sales fell 0.3 percent in September from a month ago, when it rose 0.4 percent, the Office for National Statistics reported Thursday. This was the first fall in four months. Economists had...

U.K. mortgage approvals declined in September to its lowest level in more than a year and came in below expectations, figures from the British Bankers' Association showed Thursday. The seasonally adjusted number of mortgage approvals for house purchase decreased to 39,271 from 41,361 in August, revised...

The Eurozone private sector logged a marginal upturn in growth in October, flash data from Markit Economics revealed Thursday. The headline flash Markit composite output index rose to 52.2 in October from a 10-month low of 52 in September. The score was forecast to fall to 51.5. The services Purchasing...

Norway's central bank on Thursday left its key interest rate unchanged for a sixteenth session in a row as it saw inflation and growth in line with projections made last month. The Executive Board decided to keep the key policy rate unchanged at 1.5 percent, the Norges Bank said in a statement. The...

Danish consumer confidence improved in October after easing sharply in the previous month, Statistics Denmark said Thursday. The consumer confidence index climbed to 8.2 from 7.1 in September. In August, the score was 11.4 percent. Households' view on their current as well as future economic situation...

Germany's private sector growth improved marginally in October, flash survey data from Markit Economics showed Thursday. The composite output index rose to 54.3 in October from 54.1 in September. The private sector extended the current sequence of output growth to a year-and-a-half. Manufacturing...

Spain's unemployment rate for the third quarter declined more-than-expected from the previous three months, marking its lowest level in nearly three years, figures from the statistical office INE showed Thursday. The jobless rate dropped to 23.67 percent from 24.47 percent in the second quarter....

The French private sector contracted at the sharpest rate in eight months in October, flash survey data from Markit Economics showed Thursday. The composite output index fell to 48 in October from 48.4 in September. This was the lowest reading since February, albeit indicative of a moderate rate...