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Policymakers would have to study the impact of the factors behind the recent inflation surge, going forward, European Central Bank Executive Board member Peter Praet said Thursday. Speaking at an event in London, Praet said, "Recently, with the fading of the declines in energy prices that restrained...

Political uncertainty have been rising recently though asset markets are not significantly pricing in tail risks, European Central Bank Executive Board Member Peter Praet said Thursday. "Despite the resilient recovery in the euro area, and strong indicators of confidence across all sectors, measures...

Poland's unemployment rate rose to a seven-month high in January, data from the Central Statistical Office showed Thursday. The registered jobless rate rose to 8.6 percent in January from 8.3 percent in December. This was the highest since June, when the rate was 8.7 percent. Economists had forecast...

Switzerland's industrial production declined in the fourth quarter, the Federal Statistical Office reported Thursday. Industrial production decreased 1.2 percent and industrial turnover fell 2 percent in the fourth quarter from the prior year. Industrial production dropped 0.1 percent annually...

GermanGDP-QoQ-022317.jpg Germany's economic growth accelerated, as initially estimated in the fourth quarter on robust domestic demand. However, a consumer confidence survey signaled a slowdown in spending this year as rising inflation and changes in the U.S. administration weigh on income and economic expectations. Gross domestic product grew 0.4 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter.

UK retail sales volume expanded in February reversing prior month's fall, the latest Distributive Trades Survey from the Confederation of British Industry showed Thursday. The retail sales balance came in at +9 percent in February versus -8 percent in January. A balance of 5 percent expects sales...

U.K. exporters are upbeat regarding turnover growth and profitability in coming months despite the uncertainty posed by 'Brexit', results of a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce and the logistics services provider DHL showed Thursday. The BCC/DHL Trade Confidence Index, a measure of the volume...

Italy's retail sales declined unexpectedly in December, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Wednesday. Retail sales dropped 0.5 percent month-on-month in December but slower than November's 0.7 percent decline. Sales were expected to grow 0.2 percent. Food sales slid at a slower pace...

French manufacturing confidence improved unexpectedly to the highest level in more than five years in February, the statistical office Insee showed Thursday. The manufacturing sentiment index rose slightly to 107 from 106 in January. This was the highest score since June 2011, when the reading was...

Germany's consumer confidence is set to weaken in March after a robust start to the year as both economic and income expectations deteriorated, survey data from the GfK showed Thursday. The forward-looking consumer climate index dropped to 10 from 10.2 in February. Economists had forecast a reading...

Germany's economic growth accelerated as estimated in the fourth quarter, detailed results from Destatis showed Thursday. Gross domestic product grew 0.4 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter, faster than the 0.1 percent expansion seen in the third quarter. The calendar-adjusted GDP growth...

EEP19-011515_23Feb17.jpg Revised quarterly national accounts and consumer sentiment from Germany are due on Thursday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

GermanBusiness-022217.jpg German business confidence unexpectedly improved in February on an upbeat assessment of the current economic situation and greater optimism for the future, adding to evidence that suggests growth is gaining momentum in the biggest euro area economy.

UK-GDP-022217.jpg The UK economy expanded more than initially estimated in the fourth quarter of 2016 on manufacturing activity, but the overall growth for the year slowed down due to weak stock-building. Gross domestic product advanced 0.7 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter, slightly faster than the 0.6 percent growth estimated on January 26.

Ireland's factory gate prices climbed for the second straight month in January, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Wednesday. The manufacturing industries output price index, excluding VAT, rose 1.6 percent annually in January, faster than the 1.3 percent climb in December. The year-on-year...

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