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Eurozone construction output growth eased sharply in February, data from Eurostat showed Tuesday. Construction output grew only 0.1 percent from January, when it was up by 1.6 percent. The decline was driven by a 0.4 percent fall in building construction, while civil engineering advanced 1.1 percent. On...

Denmark's consumer sentiment improved for the second consecutive month in April, Statistics Denmark said Tuesday. The headline consumer confidence index, which gauges households' views on the current and future economic situation, rose to 5.5 from 5 in March. Households' assessment about the current...

Sweden's jobless rate declined in March from the prior year, data from Statistics Sweden showed Tuesday. The jobless rate fell to 8.6 percent in March from 8.8 percent in the same period of last year. The rate was seen at 8.5 percent, the same as seen in February. At the same time, the employment...

Switzerland's broad money supply growth accelerated for the third consecutive month in March, data from the Swiss National Bank showed Tuesday. The M3, or broad money supply, grew at a pace of 9 percent year-on-year in March, following February's 8.7 percent increase in February. The narrow money...

The German economy is set to register a strong growth in the first quarter on positive developments in industrial and construction activities, the finance ministry said in a report on Tuesday. The ministry cited unusually mild weather during the winter season and robust domestic demand as major factors...

Malta's retail price inflation increased for the second straight month in March, figures from the National Statistical Office showed Monday. The retail price index moved up 1.11 percent annually in March, following a 1.08 percent increase in February. In January, prices rose only 0.65 percent. On...

Estonia's construction prices took a downturn in the first quarter after three years of growth, Statistics Estonia said Monday. Construction prices edged down 0.1 percent from the fourth quarter of 2013. Compared to the previous year, construction prices advanced 2.3 percent. The construction...

Estonia's producer price index continued to fall in March, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Monday. The producer price index declined 2.6 percent year-on-year in March, following 0.9 percent drop in February. Within PPI, prices of electricity, gas and air conditioning supply plunged 20.3...

Italy's government lowered tax on low income earners so as to boost household income and domestic demand. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday said the reduction will help about 10 million tax payers. He said the move will reduce taxes by around EUR 80 per month, starting May, for people earning...

Slovenia's output prices continued to decline in March, figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Friday. Output prices fell 0.9 percent year-on-year in March, after a 1 percent decline in February. Prices have been falling since September last year. Domestic market...

Italy's hourly wages remained flat in March from February, the statistical office Istat said Friday. The wage growth slowed to 0.1 percent in February from 0.6 percent in January. On a yearly basis, hourly wages rose 1.4 percent for the third consecutive month in March. Consequently, during January...

The Conference Board's leading economic index for France declined in February, after increasing in the previous four months, data showed Friday. The recent behavior of the composite indexes suggests that France's economy is likely to moderately improve through the first half of 2014, the Conference...

Italy's industrial orders declined for a second time in three months in February, data from the statistical office Istat showed Friday. Industrial orders dropped 3.1 percent from a month ago as both domestic and foreign demand deteriorated in February. The decline reversed January's revised 4.7 percent...

Dutch consumer confidence improved for the seventh consecutive month in April, as households remained positive regarding the economic situation, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. The consumer confidence rose to -5 from -7 in March, in line with expectations of economists. The...

Employee wages in Hungary grew at a faster rate in February, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Friday. Gross earnings in forint rose 1.7 percent year-on-year, following a 0.9 percent gain in January. Excluding the family tax benefit, net earnings rose 1.7 percent annually...