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EEP21-011515_25Apr17.jpg Public sector finances data from the UK is due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

eurusd1-042417.jpg The dollar is down sharply against the Euro Monday afternoon, but is up slightly against both the British pound and the Japanese Yen. The weakness against the Euro was sparked by the results of the French election over the weekend. Investors are exiting safe havens in favor of riskier investments as...

GermanBusiness-042417.jpg Germany's business confidence improved to a near six-year high in April as companies were more upbeat about their current situation. The business confidence index rose to 112.9 from a revised 112.4 in March, survey data from the Munich-based Ifo institute revealed Monday.

EEP18-011515_24Apr17.jpg Business confidence survey data from Germany is due on Monday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

eurusd1-042117.jpg The dollar is turning in a mixed performance Friday afternoon, but is little changed overall. Investors are exercising an abundance of caution ahead of the first round of voting in the French presidential election on Sunday. The race is currently too close to call and the result could have major ramifications...

existhomesales-042117.jpg After reporting a bigger than expected drop in U.S. existing home sales in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Friday showing that existing home sales rebounded to their highest level in ten years in March.

EurozonePMI-042117.jpg Eurozone private sector grew at the fastest pace in six years in April as firms boosted operating capacity to meet buoyant demand amid widespread optimism about future prospects despite political uncertainties. For the first time since 2012, growth in France surpassed Germany's expansion as output and new order growth softened in the latter.

UK-RetailSales-042117.jpg UK retail sales logged their biggest quarterly decline in seven years as high inflation curbed consumer spending at the start of the year. The retail sales volume decreased 1.4 percent sequentially in the first quarter, the most since early 2010, data from the Office for National Statistics revealed Friday. Sales had increased 0.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016.

EEP09-011515_21Apr17.jpg Purchasing Managers' survey results from euro area and retail sales from the UK are due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

eurusd1-042017.jpg The dollar is turning in a mixed performance against its major rivals Thursday afternoon. After getting off to a weak start, the U.S. currency has pared its early losses. The buck remains slightly lower against the Euro and the British pound, but has turned positive against the Japanese Yen. After...

Leadingindicator-042017.jpg Pointing to continued economic growth this year, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing a bigger than expected increase by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of March. The Conference Board said its leading economic index rose by 0.4 percent.

philadelphiafed-042017.jpg Results from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's manufacturing business outlook survey suggest that regional manufacturing activity continued to expand in April, but the pace of growth slowed by more than anticipated. The Philly Fed said its index for current manufacturing activity in the region fell to 22.0 in April.

Joblessclaims-042017.jpg After reporting a slight drop in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that initial jobless claims rebounded in the week ended April 15th.

japanexports-112510.jpg Japan posted a merchandise trade surplus of 614.722 billion yen in March, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday - down 17.5 percent on year. The headline figure topped forecasts for a surplus of 605.6 billion yen following the upwardly revised 813.5 billion yen surplus in February (originally 813.389...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg Consumer prices in New Zealand jumped 2.2 percent on year in the first quarter of 2017, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That topped forecasts for a gain of 2.0 percent following the 1.3 percent increase in the previous three months. This is the highest annual increase since the September...

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