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Ireland's unemployment rate held steady in August, after falling in the previous month, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 8.3 percent in August, the same rate as in July. In the corresponding month last year, the unemployment...

Greece's producer prices dropped further in July, though at a slower pace than in the previous month, figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Tuesday. The overall producer price index fell 7.3 percent year-over-year in July, following a 7.8 percent decrease in June. The measure has...

Italy's retail sales increased for the third straight month in June, defying economists' expectations for a decline, figures from the statistical office ISTAT showed Tuesday. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent month-over-month in June, following a 0.3 percent climb in the previous...

Eurozone economic confidence deteriorated in August, survey data from the European Commission showed Tuesday. The economic confidence index fell to 103.5 from 104.5 in July. The expected score was 104.1. The industrial sentiment indicator came in at -4.4 versus -2.6 in July. The marked decrease...

U.K. mortgage approvals declined to the lowest since early 2015, the Bank of England reported Tuesday. The number of mortgage approvals fell to 60,912 in July from 64,152 in June. This was the lowest since January 2015. Economists had forecast approvals to fall to 61,900. Consumer credit rose...

Poland's economy expanded at a slightly faster pace in the second quarter, as initially expected, latest figures from the statistical office showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product rose an unadjusted 3.1 percent year-on-year following 3 percent expansion in the first quarter. The figure was in line...

Lithuania's economic growth eased less than initially estimated in the three months ended June, latest figures from the Department of Statistics showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product advanced a seasonally and working-day-adjusted 2.1 percent in the second quarter instead of a 2.0 percent climb reported...

Austria's manufacturing sector expanded at a slower pace on weak output and new orders in August, survey from Markit showed Tuesday. The factory Purchasing Managers' Index fell to a 3-month low of 52.1 in August from 53.4 in July. However, a reading above 50 indicates expansion. Operating conditions...

Slovakia's economic sentiment increased for the second straight month in August, data from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed Tuesday. The economic sentiment indicator rose to 100.9 in August from 100.0 in the previous month. In June, the reading was 99.1. Among components, morale...

A measure reflecting Swiss economic activity declined for the first time in three months and at a faster-than-expected pace in August, to its lowest level in eight months, survey data from the Swiss Economic Institute KOF showed Tuesday. The KOF Economic Barometer declined to 99.8 from 103.5 in July,...

Spain's consumer prices dropped slightly in August, flash data from the statistical office INE showed Tuesday. Consumer prices decreased only 0.1 percent year-on-year in August, following a 0.6 percent drop in July. Prices have remained negative for the eighth consecutive month in August. Economists...

Hungary's unemployment rate decreased slightly in the three months ended July, in line with expectations, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Monday. The jobless rate dropped to 5.0 percent in the May to July period from 5.1 percent in the April to June period. The figure...

Germany's import prices continued to fall in July but the pace of decline slowed for the third straight month, Destatis reported Tuesday. Import prices decreased 3.8 percent year-on-year in July, slower than the 4.6 percent decline seen in June and the expected fall of 4 percent. A similar slower...

EEP09-011515_30Aug16.jpg Economic confidence from euro area and mortgage approvals from the U.K. are the major reports due on Tuesday.

Ireland's retail sales grew markedly in July, after falling in the previous month, preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Monday. Retail sales volume surged a seasonally adjusted 12.6 percent month-over-month in July, reversing a 7.2 percent spike in June. On an annual basis,...

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