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Russia's economy is likely to contract more than the prior estimate this year, the World Bank said in a report released Wednesday. The economy is set to shrink 3.8 percent in 2015 and another 0.3 percent in 2016. In December, the lender projected a contraction of 0.7 percent for this year. The...

Ireland's central bank on Wednesday raised the growth forecast for this year as it expects domestic demand to make a stronger contribution than previously envisaged. In the latest quarterly bulletin, the Central Bank of Ireland raised the growth forecast for this year to 3.8 percent from 3.7 percent...

Hungary's foreign trade surplus increased more than initially estimated in January, final figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Wednesday. The trade surplus for the month was revised up to EUR 709 million from EUR 691 million initially estimated. In the corresponding month of...

Dutch manufacturing growth improved marginally in March, due to slower rises in production and new orders, survey data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The headline NEVI Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose slightly to 52.5 in March from 52.2 in the previous month. A reading above 50 indicates...

UKmanufacturing-040115.jpg British manufacturing sector expanded at the fastest pace in eight months during March as orders and production growth gathered momentum. The Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 54.4 from 54 in February, which was revised down from 54.1, survey results from Markit Economics and the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply showed Wednesday.

Sweden's manufacturing sector growth accelerated at a slightly slower-than-expected pace in March, figures from the Swedbank and the Swedish National Association of Purchasing & Logistics revealed Wednesday. The Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, climbed to 54.1 in March from 53.3 in the previous...

U.K. labor productivity declined in the fourth quarter, while labor costs rose moderately, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday. Labor productivity as measured by output per hour dropped 0.2 percent in the fourth quarter from prior three months, when it grew 0.5 percent....

Ireland's jobless rate dropped for the third straight month in March, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted standardised unemployment rate fell slightly to 10.0 percent in March from 10.1 percent in the previous month. In January, the rate was 10.3 percent. A...

Luxembourg's consumer prices increased for the second straight month in March at a faster pace, figures from the statistical office STATEC showed Thursday. The consumer price index index climbed 0.3 percent year-over-year in March, faster than February's 0.1 percent slight increase. In January, prices...

British manufacturing sector expanded at the fastest pace in eight months during March on stronger growth in production and new orders that led to increased hiring, survey results from Markit Economics and the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply showed Wednesday. The Markit/CIPS Purchasing...

Italy's manufacturing sector expanded at the fastest pace in 11 months in March, survey results from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The Markit/ADACI Purchasing Mangers' Index rose to 53.3 in March from 51.9 in February. This was the highest score since April 2014. It was forecast to rise to 52.1....

The French manufacturing sector continued to contract in March but at a slower than initially estimated pace, final data from Markit revealed Wednesday. The Purchasing Managers' Index came in at 48.8 in March, up from 47.6 in February. The flash score was 48.2. Boosting the headline index were...

Poland's factory sector expanded for the sixth consecutive month in March, as output and new orders rose sharply, though at the slowest rates so far this year, survey results from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The headline HSBC manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, fell to 54.8 in...

German manufacturing growth in March was faster than estimated earlier, marking the strongest improvement in eleven months, survey data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The Markit/BME Germany Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index climbed to 52.8 from 51.1 in February. The flash reading...

Eurozone manufacturing sector expanded more than initially estimated as growth accelerated in Germany, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands, final data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The Purchasing Mangers' Index rose to a 10-month high of 52.2 in March from 51 in February. The flash score was...

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