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Germany's consumer prices increased for the second straight month in March, preliminary data from the statistical office Destatis showed Monday. Consumer prices rose 0.3 percent from last year after increasing 0.1 percent in February. The annual increase came in line with expectations. In January,...

Greece's producer prices declined for the eighth straight month in February, but at a slower pace than from the previous month, figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Monday. The overall producer price index fell 4.8 percent year-over-year in February, much slower than January's 9.6...

Slovenia's import prices dropped at a slower pace in February, figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Monday. The import price index fell 0.9 percent year-on-year in February, slower than previous month's 1.5 percent decline. Import prices have been falling since August...

EuroEcoConf-033015.jpg Eurozone economic sentiment rose for the fourth successive month to its highest level in nearly four years as lower oil prices, weak euro and measures of the central bank boosted confidence among firms and consumers, survey figures from the European Commission showed Monday. The economic sentiment index climbed more-than-expected to 103.9 from 102.3 in February, which was revised from 102.1.

Latvia's retail sales growth accelerated for the second straight month in February, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Monday. Retail sales surged a calender adjusted 9.3 percent year-over-year in February, faster than January's 7.2 percent climb. The latest rate of growth was the...

Italy's consumer confidence and business confidence climbed strongly in March, strengthening hopes of recovery in the economy, survey data from ISTAT showed Monday. The consumer confidence index rose to 110.9 from 107.7 in February, marking its highest level since May 2002, the agency said. The index...

Portugal's industrial production declined for the fourth straight month in February, but at a slower pace, figures from Statistics Portugal showed Monday. The industrial production index dropped 1.0 percent year-over-year in February, slower than January's 1.3 percent decrease. In December, production...

Portugal's consumer confidence improved for the third straight month in March to reach its highest level in almost 13 years, led by the positive contributions from all components, mainly the unemployment perspectives, figures from Statistics Portugal showed Monday. The consumer confidence index rose...

Austria's manufacturing sector continued to contract in March at a faster pace, as output fell sharply, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Monday. The Bank Austria manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, dropped to 47.7 in March from 48.7 in the previous month. Any reading below...

Eurozone economic sentiment rose for the fourth successive month to its highest level in nearly four years, exceeding economists' expectations, survey figures from the European Commission showed Monday. The economic sentiment index climbed to 103.9 from 102.3 in February, revised from 102.1. Economists...

The U.K. mortgage approvals rose to a 6-month high in February, the Bank of England reported Monday. The number of mortgages approved for house purchases rose to 61,760 in February from 60,707 in January. This was the highest since August and above the expected level of 61,000. IHS Global Insight's...

Bulgaria's producer prices declined in February from a year ago, figures from the National Statistical Institute showed Monday. The producer price index fell 1.4 percent year-over-year in February. Prices n the manufacturing sector dropped 3.3 percent, while prices in the mining and quarrying and...

Optimism among British financial services firms rose to its highest level in more than a year in the first quarter as profitability improved in most sectors despite weak growth in business volumes, results of a survey by the Confederation of British Industry revealed Monday. The latest CBI/PwC Financial...

Slovakia's consumer confide dropped marginally in March, after rising in the previous month, survey figures from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed Monday. The consumer confidence index fell to -8.6 in March from -8.3 in February. In January the score was -10.4. At the same time,...

Switzerland's leading index, which measures the future economic activity, increased more-than-expected in March, after falling in the previous two months, survey figures from the Swiss Economic Institute KOF showed Monday. The KOF economic barometer rose slightly by 0.5 points to 90.8 in March from...

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