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Majority of the households in the U.K. perceived that the value of their houses increased in December, results of a survey by Knight Frank and Markit Economics showed Friday. The house price sentiment index, or HPSI, rose to 59.1 in December from 58.4 in November. This marked the twenty first consecutive...

Germany's producer prices declined less-than-expected in November, figures from Destatis showed Friday. The producer price index fell 0.9 percent year-on-year in November, slightly slower than 1.0 percent decline in each of the previous two months. Economists had expected a 1.1 percent decrease for...

German consumer confidence is set to improve at the start of the year on economic expectations and willingness to buy, the market research group GfK said Friday. The forward-looking consumer confidence index rose to 9 for January from 8.7 in December. The index was forecast to rise marginally to...

EEP1-091614_19Dec14.jpg After the Swiss National Bank sprang in a surprise yesterday by announcing negative interest rates, the markets turn to Friday's Main Street events for additional directional cues. Following up yesterday's Swiss central bank announcement, the U.K. reported an unexpected quickening in retail sales...

French statistical office INSEE said late Thursday that the country's economic growth is expected to accelerate in 2015, aided by the depreciation of the euro and a fall in crude oil prices. The gross domestic product, or GDP, is expected to see sequential growth of 0.3 percent each in the first two...

House prices in the U.K. continued to grow in November though the increase in the last quarter slowed, property tracking website Hometrack said on Friday. The asking price for a house in the U.K. rose 8.9 percent year-on-year in November. This follows a 9.2 percent increase in October. But the...

An index measuring consumer confidence in the United Kingdom declined in December, the latest survey from polling company GfK revealed on Friday, with a nine-month low score of -4. That missed forecasts for -1, and it slid further into pessimism from the -2 reading in November. "After seven months...

Belgium's consumer confidence improved in December after deteriorating in the previous two months, as pessimism regarding the economic situation and fears of a rise in unemployment eased, survey figures from the National Bank of Belgium showed Thursday. The consumer confidence index rose to -12 from...

ECB-121814.jpg The European Central Bank announced on Thursday that it will publish the minutes of its monetary policy meeting, starting next month, although it opted not to reveal the votes of individual members of the rate-setting body. In a statement, the ECB said that it will publish regular accounts of Governing Council monetary policy discussions, starting with the meeting on January 22, 2015.

Economic expectations for Central and Eastern Europe including Turkey or CEE region improved considerably in December, a survey published by the Centre for European Economic Research showed Thursday. The ZEW-Erste Group Bank Economic Sentiment Indicator for the CEE region rose 18.0 points to 30.5...

UKretailsales-121814.jpg U.K. retail sales growth accelerated unexpectedly in November as consumers boosted their spending on "Black Friday" a day after Thanksgiving, marking the start of the holiday season. Retail sales volume including automotive fuel increased 1.6 percent from October, the Office for National Statistics said Thursday. This was the biggest monthly rise since last December.

Germanifo-121814.jpg German business confidence improved for the second straight month to a 4-month high as expectations of firms brightened while their current assessment remained unchanged in December, a closely watched survey showed Thursday. The business confidence index rose in line with expectations to 105.5 from 104.7 in November.

The European Central Bank announced on Thursday that it will publish the minutes of its monetary policy meeting, starting next month, but they will not reveal the votes of the individual members of the rate-setting body. In a statement, the ECB said that it will publish regular accounts of Governing...

The European Central Bank (ECB) Thursday announced that it will publish regular accounts of Governing Council monetary policy discussions, starting with the meeting on 22 January. The accounts will contain an overview of financial market, economic and monetary developments. This will be followed by...

Portugal's producer prices continued their declining trend in November, figures from Statistics Portugal revealed Thursday. Industrial producer prices dropped 1.1 percent annually following a 1.2 percent decline in October. Prices in manufacturing decreased 1.9 percent, which was slightly slower...