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Turkey's consumer confidence improved slightly in June after weakening in the previous month, survey data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed Thursday. The consumer confidence index rose to 70.3 in June from 69.9 in May. The financial situation expectation of household index edged up...

Latvia's producer price inflation eased for the first time in five months in May, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Thursday. Industrial producer prices climbed 3.7 percent year-over-year in May, slower than the 4.0 percent increase in April. The measure has been rising since February...

swiss-june21.jpg The Swiss National Bank maintained its negative interest rates while repeating its concerns about a "highly valued" currency, and cited risks from political uncertainty in Italy. The central bank also upgraded its short-term inflation outlook on rising oil prices. The interest rate on sight deposits at the SNB was retained at -0.75 percent.

Norway's central bank decided to keep its key rate unchanged, on Thursday, and hinted a rate hike in September. The Executive Board of Norges Bank maintained its policy rate at 0.50 percent. The previous change in the rate was a quarter-point reduction in March 2016. Policymakers said the outlook...

Hungary's employee wage growth accelerated unexpectedly in April, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Thursday. Gross earnings advanced 12.6 percent year-over-year in April, faster than the 11.3 percent rise in March. Meanwhile, economists had expected the growth to moderate...

The UK budget deficit reached its lowest May level since 2005, figures from the Office for National Statistics showed Thursday. Public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks, decreased by GBP 2.0 billion from last year to GBP 5.0 billion in May. This was the lowest May net borrowing...

The Swiss National Bank maintained its expansionary monetary policy, as widely expected, on Thursday. The interest rate on sight deposits at the SNB was retained at -0.75 percent and the target range for the three-month Libor was kept unchanged between -1.25 percent and -0.25 percent. The bank...

Denmark's consumer confidence strengthened in June to the highest level in just over three years, survey figures from Statistics Denmark showed Thursday. The consumer confidence index climbed to 10.6 in June from 9.3 in May. Moreover, this was the highest reading since May 2015, when it marked...

France's manufacturing confidence remained stable in June, survey data from the statistical office Insee showed Thursday. The manufacturing sentiment index held steady at 110 in June. The score was forecast to fall to 108 in June from May's initially estimated value of 109. The indicator continues...

Switzerland's foreign trade surplus decreased in May, as exports remained flat and imports rose, the Federal Customs Administration reported Thursday. The trade surplus fell to CHF 2.3 billion in May from CHF 2.7 billion in the previous month. In real terms, exports showed no variations in April,...

europeaneconomics-june21.jpg Interest rate announcements from the Bank of England and Swiss National Bank are due on Thursday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news. At 2.45 am ET, France's statistical office Insee publishes manufacturing sentiment survey data. The confidence index is seen falling to 108 in June from 109 in May.

Dutch unemployment rate held steady for the second straight month in May, in line with expectations, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Thursday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 3.9 percent in May, the same rate as in the previous two months. In the corresponding...

Dutch consumer confidence held steady in June after weakening slightly in the previous month, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Thursday. The consumer sentiment came in at 23.0 in June, the same reading as in May. Willingness to buy decreased a fraction in June, while consumers...

British manufacturing order books recovered in three months to June, the Industrial Trends Survey from the Confederation of British Industry showed Wednesday. A balance of 13 percent said order books were above normal and a 9 percent said export order books remained above normal. Manufacturers...

The Swedish economy will peak this year, the National Institute of Economic Research said in its Swedish Economy Report, released Wednesday. The agency downgraded its 2018 growth outlook to 2.5 percent from 2.9 percent. GDP growth is forecast to slow next year to 1.9 percent partly due to falling...

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