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Eurozone-112714.jpg Eurozone economic sentiment unexpectedly strengthened for a second consecutive month in November as an improvement in the factory confidence offset a deterioration in consumer morale, figures from the European Commission showed Thursday. The economic sentiment indicator rose to 100.8 from 100.7 in October. Economists had expected the index to ease to 100.3.

Germany's EU measure of inflation slowed to its lowest level in five years in November, preliminary data from the Federal Statistical Office showed Thursday. The harmonized index of consumer prices rose 0.6 percent year-on-year following 0.7 percent increase in October. The figure was in line with...

German-Unemployment-112714.jpg German unemployment reached the lowest in more than two decades in November, boosting confidence among businesses and households. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate for November was 6.6 percent, unchanged from October's figure that was downwardly revised, data from the Federal Labor Agency showed Thursday.

German consumer confidence is set to strengthen further in December, as income expectations and willingness to buy improved for a second straight month from higher levels, survey results from the market research group GfK showed Thursday. The forward-looking consumer confidence index rose to 8.7 points...

Eurozone money supply supply growth remained steady in October, while lending to the private sector continued to fall, despite the stimulus efforts from the European Central Bank. The annual growth of broad money, or M3, was 2.5 percent in October, unchanged from September, the ECB said on Thursday....

Switzerland's industrial production decreased in the three months to September, marking the first fall in five quarters, data from the Federal Statistical Office showed Thursday. Industrial production dropped 0.4 percent year-on-year following 3.1 percent gain in the second quarter. It was the first...

Denmark's jobless rate held steady for a second straight month in October, figures from Statistics Denmark showed Thursday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 5 percent, unchanged from August as well as September. The number of unemployed eased to 133,000 from 133,100 in the previous month....

Hungary's unemployment rate dropped for a fourth consecutive month in October and at a faster than expected pace, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Thursday. The jobless rate declined to 7.1 percent from 7.4 percent in September. Economists were looking for a modest easing...

Business confidence in Italy unexpectedly improved in November for a second straight month, survey data from the statistical office Istat showed Thursday. The confidence index for the manufacturing sector rose to 96.3 in November from 96.1 in the previous month. Economists had forecast the index to...

Eurozone economic sentiment unexpectedly improved for a second consecutive month in November, data from the European Commission showed Thursday. The economic sentiment indicator rose to 100.8 from 100.7 in October. Economists had expected the index to eased to 100.3. The consumer confidence index,...

Germany's unemployment rate unexpectedly reached a record low, reports said Thursday, citing figures from the Federal Labor Agency. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate for November was 6.6 percent, unchanged from October's figure that was downwardly revised. Economists had expected the rate to remain...

Lithuania's retail sales growth slowed in October, after accelerating in the previous month, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Thursday. Retail sales, excluding VAT climbed 5.2 percent year-on-year in October, slower than September's 5.8 percent growth. Retail trade, excluding automotive...

Austria's manufacturing sector continued its downward trend in November, as both production and new orders fell further, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Thursday. The Bank Austria manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to 47.4 in November from 46.9 in the previous month....

Spain's consumer prices fell at a faster-than-expected rate in November, preliminary figures from the statistical office INE showed Thursday. The harmonized index of consumer prices, or HICP, meant for EU comparison, dropped 0.5 percent annually after falling 0.2 percent in October. Economists had...

Spain's economy grew in the third quarter as estimated earlier, final figures from the statistical office INE showed Thursday. Gross domestic product rose 0.5 percent sequentially, same as in the previous quarter. Year-on-year, the economy expanded 1.6 percent after growing 1.3 percent in the previous...