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Belgium's consumer confidence weakened for a second consecutive month in April, survey data from the National Bank of Belgium showed Thursday. The consumer confidence indicator fell to -9 from -8 in March. In February, the score was -4, unchanged from January. Households' view on the overall economic...

Poland's producer prices sustained their declining trend in March and fell at a slightly faster-than-expected pace, figures from the statistical office showed Thursday. The producer price index dropped 1.3 percent annually, after a 1.4 percent fall in February. Economists were looking for a 1.2 percent...

Poland's industrial production in March grew less-than-expected from a year ago, figures from the statistical office showed Thursday. Industrial production rose 5.4 percent year-on-year, which was smaller than economists' forecast for a 6.4 percent gain. Manufacturing output grew 7.7 percent. Meanwhile,...

The credit terms and conditions in euro-denominated securities eased during three months to February, survey data from the European Central Bank showed Thursday. "Across the entire range of securities financing and OTC derivatives transactions, offered price terms (such as financing rates/spreads)...

Serbia's central bank left interest rates unchanged for a fourth consecutive month in April, citing low inflation pressures and stable inflation expectations. The Executive Board of the National Bank of Serbia maintained the key policy rate at 9.5 percent. The rate was last changed in December, when...

Portugal's producer prices declined for an eighth straight month in March, figures from Statistics Portugal showed Thursday. The producer price index fell 1.4 percent year-on-year, following a 1.5 percent decrease in the previous month. Producer prices have been falling since August last year. Month-on-month,...

Greece's current account deficit in February widened from a year ago, figures from the Bank of Greece showed Thursday. The current account deficit rose to EUR 709 million from EUR 684.4 million in the same month last year. This widening in the deficit was mainly due to an increase in the income account...

The unemployment rate in the Netherlands dropped for the first time in four months in March, Statistics Netherlands reported Thursday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell marginally to 8.7 percent from 8.8 percent in February. The rate was forecast to remain at 8.8 percent. According to ILO...

Germany's producer prices dropped for an eighth successive month in March and at a faster than expected pace, data from Destatis showed Thursday. The producer price index (PPI) fell 0.9 percent year-on-year in March, same as in February. Economists had a forecast a fall of 0.7 percent. Producer...

Demand for new passenger cars in the EU increased for the seventh consecutive month in March, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association reported Thursday. Car sales surged 10.6 percent in March from last year versus 8 percent rise in February. About 1.44 million units were registered, which...

Economic expectations for Switzerland deteriorated notably in April, a survey carried out by Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in cooperation with Credit Suisse showed Wednesday. The corresponding indicator fell by 12 points to 7 in April. But it signals stable economic expectations. The...

Ukunemployment-041614.jpg The U.K. unemployment rate fell below the 7 percent threshold to a five-year low in February and average earnings finally moved above inflation reducing the squeeze on household finances. The jobless rate came in at 6.9 percent of the labor force, the lowest since February 2009, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday.

Croatia's consumer prices dropped for a second successive month in March, figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics showed Wednesday. The consumer price index declined 0.4 percent year-on-year in March, following 0.6 percent decrease in February. Consumer prices declined annually in February...

Italy's foreign trade surplus advanced annually In February, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Wednesday. The trade surplus increased to EUR 2.623 billion in February from EUR 1.045 billion a year ago. In January, the country recorded a surplus of EUR 362 million. Exports grew by...

Italy's current account balance for February turned to surplus from a deficit in the same month last year, figures from the Bank of Italy revealed Wednesday. The current account showed a surplus of EUR 298 million versus a deficit of EUR 1.323 billion a year ago. The trade surplus grew significantly,...