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The unemployment rate in Italy increased unexpectedly in September, a report from the statistical office Istat showed Friday. The jobless rate rose to 12.6 percent in September from 12.5 percent in August. Economists had expected the unemployment rate to come in at 12.4 percent. The total number...

Turkey's trade deficit decreased more than expected in September, preliminary figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed Friday. The foreign trade deficit narrowed to $ 6.93 billion in September from $ 7.56 billion in the same month of the previous year. Economists had expected the deficit...

A measure of the current economic situation in the euro area declined for the fourth consecutive month in October, a survey by the Bank of Italy and the Centre for Economic Policy Research showed Friday. The eurocoin indicator fell to 0.08 in October from 0.13 in the prior month. This was the lowest...

French consumer spending declined more than expected in September on weak clothing sales, data from the statistical office Insee revealed Friday. Household consumption fell 0.8 percent month-on-month in September following a 0.9 percent rise in August. Economists had forecast a slight 0.3 percent...

France's producer prices declined less-than-expected in September, figures from the statistical office INSEE revealed Friday. Producer prices in the French market dropped 1.4 percent annually, which less than the 1.7 percent decline forecast by economists. In August, producer prices had fallen 1.4...

German retail sales declined at the fastest pace since May 2007 in September, data from Destatis showed Friday. Retail sales were down 3.2 percent in September from August, while economists forecast a 0.9 percent drop. This was the biggest monthly fall since May 2007. The increase for August was revised...

Estonia's industrial production increased at an accelerated pace in September, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Friday. Industrial output rose 3.6 percent year-on-year in September after the 2.7 percent growth in August. Manufacturing output climbed 6.8 percent in September. Meanwhile, mining...

Estonia's retail sales rose at a slower pace in September, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Friday. The retail turnover volume index climbed 6 percent year-on-year in September, faster than August's 7 percent growth. Retail sales in non-specialized food stores advanced 7 percent and sales...

Consumer confidence in the United Kingdom fell slightly in October, research firm GfK revealed on Friday with an index score of -2. That's down from -1 in September, and represents a three-month low. A negative score means that pessimists outnumber optimists. The index was dragged lower by weakness...

Germany's EU measure of inflation unexpectedly slowed in October after holding steady in the previous two months, preliminary estimates from Destatis showed Thursday. The harmonized index of consumer prices rose 0.7 percent annually following 0.8 percent increase in each of the previous three months....

GermanUnemployment-103014.jpg Germany's unemployment declined unexpectedly in October, suggesting an improvement in the labor market conditions despite weak economic developments. The number of people out of work decreased by 22,000 to 2.887 million in October, data from the Federal Labor Agency revealed Thursday. Economists had forecast an increase of 4,000.

Latvia's economic growth slowed for a fourth straight quarter in the three months to September, preliminary estimates from the Central Statistical Bureau revealed Thursday. Gross domestic product rose a seasonally non-adjusted 2.1 percent year-on-year following a revised 2.3 percent growth in the...

EurozoneEconomicConfidence-103014.jpg Economic confidence in the eurozone picked up in October from a 10-month low, with broad based improvement across sectors, the results of a survey by the European Commission showed Thursday. The economic confidence index rose unexpectedly to 100.7 in October from 99.9 in the prior month. The score was expected to fall to 99.7.

Greece's producer prices decreased annually for a third straight month in September, figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Thursday. The producer price index in industry dropped 0.3 percent annually following 0.6 percent decline in August. Month-on-month, producer prices remained...

Portugal's consumer confidence rose for a second straight month to reach its highest level in more than 12 years in October as retail sales growth strengthened, figures from Statistics Portugal showed Thursday. The consumer confidence index climbed to -24 from -24.6 in September. It was the highest...