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eurozonepmi-042318.jpg Eurozone private sector logged a moderate expansion in April, amid signs of weaker growth of demand and supply constraints. The composite output index remained unchanged at 55.2 in April, flash survey results from IHS Markit showed Monday. The score was forecast to drop to 55.0. A score above 50 indicates expansion in the private sector.

Poland's retail sales grew more than expected in March, data from the Central Statistical Office revealed Monday. Retail sales rose 8.8 percent year-on-year in March, faster than the 7.7 percent growth seen in February. Sales were forecast to expand 7.9 percent. On a monthly basis, retail sales...

The euro area government deficit narrowed in 2017, data published by Eurostat showed Monday. The government deficit to GDP ratio fell to 0.9 percent from 1.5 percent in 2016. The government deficit totaled EUR 98.92 billion compared to EUR 159.01 billion last year. In the EU28, the deficit to...

Eurozone private sector expanded at a steady pace in April, flash survey results from IHS Markit showed Monday. The composite output index remained unchanged at 55.2 in March. The score was forecast to drop to 55.0. A score above 50 indicates expansion in the private sector. The unchanged reading...

Germany's private sector grew solidly at the start of the second quarter, survey results from IHS Markit showed Monday. The flash composite output index improved unexpectedly to 55.3 in April from 55.1 in March. The reading was forecast to fall to 54.8. Likewise, the services Purchasing Managers'...

France's private sector activity expanded at a faster pace in April, flash survey data from IHS Markit showed Monday. The composite output index rose to 56.9 in April from 56.3 in March. The expected reading was 55.9. A score above 50 indicates expansion in the private sector. The acceleration...

europeanecopreview-042318.jpg Flash Purchasing Managers' survey data from euro area is due on Monday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 3.00 am ET, IHS Markit is set to issue France's composite PMI report. The composite index is expected to drop to 55.9 in April from 56.3 in March.

Corrected second para UK household finances deteriorated at the start of the second quarter, survey data from IHS Markit showed Monday. The household finance index remained unchanged at 43.2 in April. A score below 50 suggests a moderate deterioration in household finances with the rate of decrease...

europeanunion-bitcoin-terrorism-042018.jpg The European Parliament has passed with overwhelming majority a proposal by the European Council to introduce strict regulation for virtual currencies, like Bitcoin, to prevent them being used for money laundering and terrorism financing. The EU Parliament had reached an agreement with the European Council in December to bring cryptocurrencies under "closer regulation." The MEPs supported the de

Spain's foreign trade deficit decreased in February from a year ago, as exports grew faster than imports, preliminary figures from the Economy Ministry showed Friday. The trade deficit narrowed to EUR 2.2 billion in February from EUR 2.6 billion in the corresponding month last year. Exports climbed...

Hungary's employee wage growth eased at a faster-than-expected pace in February, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Friday. Gross earnings advanced 11.9 percent year-over-year in February, slower than the 13.8 percent rise in January. Economists had expected the growth to...

Turkey's consumer confidence improved slightly in April after weakening in the previous month, survey data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed Friday. The consumer confidence index climbed to 71.9 in April from 71.3 in March. The financial situation expectation of household index fell...

Estonia's producer price inflation accelerated in March after easing in the previous month, data from Statistics Estonia showed Friday. Producer prices climbed 2.9 percent year-over-year in March, faster than the 2.6 percent rise in February. The price index for the manufacturing sector grew 1.5...

Germany's producer price inflation accelerated for the first time in six months in March, though marginally, figures from Destatis showed Friday. Producer price inflation rose to 1.9 percent in March from February's 14-month low of 1.8 percent. The rate was forecast to increase to 2.0 percent. Excluding...

Dutch consumer confidence improved marginally in April, while spending growth accelerated, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. The consumer sentiment came in at 25 in April versus 24 in the preceding month. In April, the opinion about the economic climate was slightly more...

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