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British manufacturers are upbeat about the next quarter, with growth expectations for domestic orders and output hitting the highest since the 1970s, a survey from the Confederation of British Industry showed Wednesday. The quarterly Industrial Trends Survey also revealed that business optimism among...

UKbudget-deficit-042314.jpg U.K. Chancellor George Osborne achieved his budget deficit target for 2013/14 as buoyant economic growth boosted tax receipts. Data from the Office for National Statistics on Wednesday showed that net borrowing totaled GBP 107.7 billion in the fiscal year ended March 2014, the lowest since the 2008/2009 financial crisis.

Latvia's producer price inflation slowed in March, after accelerating in the previous month, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Wednesday. The producer price index rose 0.6 percent year-on-year, following 1 percent gain in February. In January, prices climbed 0.6 percent. Domestic...

Germany's leading index continued to climb in March, suggesting continued economic expansion in Eurozone's largest economy, a survey by the Conference Board showed Wednesday. The think tank's leading economic index advanced 0.3 percent in February, after a 0.6 percent increase in January. In December,...

Policymakers of the Bank of England unanimously decided to maintain the key bank rate at a historic low of 0.50 percent and monetary stimulus at GBP 375 billion, the minutes of meeting held on April 9 showed Wednesday. "With unemployment remaining above the 7 percent threshold, the Committee's August...

Growth in the Eurozone private sector economy accelerated at its fastest pace in almost three years in April, survey data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The composite output index rose unexpectedly to 54.0 in April from 53.1 in March. The latest reading was the highest since May 2011. Economists...

Germany's private sector growth improved at a solid pace at the start of the second quarter, flash survey data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The composite output index rose to 56.3 in April from 54.3 in March. The latest reading was the second-highest in nearly three years and stretched...

The French private sector expanded for a second month in April, but the pace of expansion eased from March, flash survey data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The flash composite output index fell to 50.5 from 51.8 in March. But the score above 50 indicates expansion in the sector. Weaker rates...

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...