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Poland's average gross wages increased more than expected in March, data released by the Central Statistical Office revealed Friday. Average gross wages increased 5.8 percent in March from the prior month, faster than an expected increase of 4.3 percent. Likewise, annual growth came in at 4.9...

Ukunemployment-041715.jpg The U.K. unemployment rate fell to the lowest since 2008 and claimant count reached a 40-year low, labor market statistics released ahead of the General Elections showed Friday. The ILO jobless rate eased to 5.6 percent in three months to February from 5.8 percent in September to November, the Office for National Statistics said. The rate was the lowest since 2008 and matched economists' expecta

The euro area current account surplus declined in February largely due to a decrease in primary income, data published by the European Central Bank showed Friday. The current account surplus dropped to a seasonally adjusted EUR 26.4 billion from EUR 30.4 billion in January. Meanwhile, on an unadjusted...

Montenegro's producer price inflation slowed for the fourth straight month in March, figures from the statistical office showed Friday. The producer price index rose 0.5 percent year-over-year in March, slightly slower than February's 0.6 percent climb. In January, prices had risen 0.8 percent....

Bulgaria's current account deficit increased in February from a year ago, preliminary figures from the Bulgarian National Bank showed Friday. The current account deficit rose to EUR 161 million in February from EUR 137.4 million in the same month of the previous year. The goods trade deficit widened...

Eurozone's consumer prices declined in March from a year ago, as estimated earlier, but prices rose from the previous month at the fastest rate in two years, latest figures from the statistical office Eurostat showed Friday. The harmonized index of consumer prices dropped 0.1 percent annually after...

Italy's construction production declined in February, after rising in the previous two months, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Friday. Construction output fell a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent month-over-month in February, reversing a 1.0 percent rise in January. It was the first...

The U.K. unemployment rate fell to the lowest since 2008, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Friday. The ILO jobless rate came in at 5.6 percent in three months to February, down from 5.8 percent in September to November. The rate came in line with expectations. There were 1.84...

Slovakia's EU measure of inflation dropped for the fourth straight month in March, figures from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed Friday. The harmonized index of consumer prices, or HICP, fell 0.4 percent year-over-year in March, slower than February's 0.6 percent decrease. In January,...

Swiss retail sales declined for a second straight month in February, marking its biggest annual fall on record, data from the Federal Statistical Office showed on Friday. Retail sales dropped an adjusted 2.7 percent year-on-year following a 0.5 percent drop in January. In December, sales grew 1.8...

Czech producer prices declined at a slower-than-expected pace in March, figures from the Czech Statistical Office showed Friday. The producer price index fell 2.9 percent year-over-year in March, slower than February's 3.6 percent decrease. Economists had expected a 3.3 percent fall for the month. Prices...

Austria's consumer price inflation accelerated in March, data published by Statistics Austria revealed Friday. Consumer prices increased 1 percent on a yearly basis in March, faster than February's 0.8 percent increase. Month-on-month, consumer prices advanced 1.2 percent in March. Costs of food...

EEP06-011515_17Apr15.jpg Unemployment data from the U.K. and consumer prices from Eurozone are due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

Poland's core inflation measure rose in March from the previous month, when it was unchanged, figures from the National Bank of Poland showed Thursday. The consumer price index excluding food and energy prices climbed 0.1 percent from February, which was slightly less than the 0.2 percent expected...

Falling oil prices and a weaker euro are set to boost Germany's consumption-driven economic growth further, four leading economic institutes said in a joint report on Thursday. The think tanks raised sharply the German growth forecast for this year to 2.1 percent from 1.2 percent seen in October...

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