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ifo-nov26_18dec18.jpg Germany's business confidence eased for a fourth straight month in December to its lowest level in two years, as businesses were increasingly worried about the political developments in Europe and a slowing global growth, suggesting that the biggest economy in the euro area may slide into a technical recession.

Malta's producer price inflation accelerated in November after slowing in the previous month, data from the National Statistics Office showed on Tuesday. Producer prices rose 4.0 percent year-on-year in November, faster than the 3.44 percent increase in October. In September, prices climbed 3.89 percent. Prices...

South Africa's leading index rebounded in October, survey data from the South African Reserve Bank showed on Tuesday. The leading indicator rose to 105.7 from 105.5 in September. Five of the ten components increased and the remaining five decreased, the central bank said. Over the past 12 months,...

Germany's business confidence slid to its lowest level in over two years, reports said Tuesday, citing data from the Ifo survey. The Ifo Business Climate Index dropped to 101 from 102 in November. Economists had expected a score of 101.7. The latest reading was the lowest since September 2016,...

swiss-nov29_18dec18.jpg Switzerland's economy is set to expand this year and next at rates that are slower than expected earlier, mainly due to weak domestic demand, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs showed on Tuesday. Gross domestic product is forecast to grow 1.5 percent in 2019, which is less than the 2 percent expansion seen in September.

The Czech Republic's producer price inflation remained unchanged in November, data from the Czech Statistical Office showed on Monday. Producer prices inflation was 3.9 percent in November, same as in October. Price growth was 3.2 percent in September. Economists had expected a figure of 3.7 percent. A...

UK households' assessment of their future financial wellbeing fell to its lowest level in six months in December, amid a stronger increase in living costs and a weaker rise in employee earnings, survey data from the IHS Markit and Ipsos MORI showed on Monday. The IHS Markit Household Finance Index,...

Slovakia's EU measure of inflation slowed in November, data from the Statistical Office Of The Slovak Republic. The harmonized index of consumer prices, or HICP, grew 2.0 percent annually in November, after rising 2.5 percent in October. The latest HICP inflation rate was the lowest since December...

Turkey's industrial production fell for a second straight month and at the fastest pace in over nine years, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed Monday. Industrial Production declined a calendar adjusted 5.7 percent year-on-year in October after a 2.4 percent fall in September. Economists...

Austria's inflation remained steady in November, data from Statistik Austria showed on Monday. The consumer price inflation in November was 2.2 percent, which was the same as in October. Fuel price inflation slowed, but remained strong at 13.4 percent. Airline tickets were significantly cheaper,...

eurozoneflag-aug23_17dec18.jpg Eurozone consumer price inflation in November eased more than initially estimated, latest data from Eurostat showed on Monday. The consumer price index rose 1.9 percent year-on-year, which was slower than the 2 percent flash estimate on November 30. The figure is the lowest since May, when it was at the same level.

Denmark's producer price inflation slowed in November, data from Danmarks Statistik showed on Monday. Producer prices rose 5.1 percent year-on-year in November, following a 6.1 percent increase in October, the statistical office said. The producer price inflation has been slowing over the past...

Turkey's unemployment rate grew for a fifth straight month to its highest level in over one-and-a-half years, figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Monday. The jobless rate climbed to 11.4 percent from 11.1 percent in August. The latest figure was the highest since March 2017,...

compositepmi-dec14.jpg Eurozone private sector grew at the slowest pace in more than four years during December, suggesting that the 19-nation economy is set to end this year with a whimper. The flash Composite purchasing managers' index, or PMI, which combines manufacturing and services, fell to a 49-month low of 51.3 from 52.7 in November, survey data from IHS Markit showed.

Germany's private sector expanded at the slowest pace in four years during December amid slower growth in manufacturing and services, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Friday. The flash Composite Purchasing Managers' Index fell to a 48-month low of 52.2 from 52.3 in November. Economists had expected...

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