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GermanRetailSales-112814.jpg German retail sales grew at the fastest pace in more than three years in October, as consumer confidence strengthens amid favorable labor market conditions and low inflation. Retail sales rose a calendar-and-seasonally adjusted 1.9 percent month-over-month, preliminary figures from Destatis showed Friday.

Eurozone-112714.jpg Eurozone economic sentiment unexpectedly strengthened for a second consecutive month in November as an improvement in the factory confidence offset a deterioration in consumer morale, figures from the European Commission showed Thursday. The economic sentiment indicator rose to 100.8 from 100.7 in October. Economists had expected the index to ease to 100.3.

German-Unemployment-112714.jpg German unemployment reached the lowest in more than two decades in November, boosting confidence among businesses and households. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate for November was 6.6 percent, unchanged from October's figure that was downwardly revised, data from the Federal Labor Agency showed Thursday.

trade.jpg Total private capital expenditure in Australia climbed a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent in the third quarter of 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - coming in at A$38.254 billion. That beat forecasts for a decline of 1.9 percent following the upwardly revised 1.6 percent jump...

koreatrade-120110.jpg South Korea posted an unadjusted current account surplus of $9.01 billion in October, the Bank of Korea said on Thursday. That follows the upwardly revised $7.41 billion surplus in September (originally $7.20 billion). The goods account surplus widened to $8.86 billion, from $7.51 billion the previous...

NZtradebalance-082910.jpg New Zealand posted a merchandise trade deficit of NZ$908 million in October, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - or 23 percent of exports. The headline figure was well shy of forecasts for a shortfall of NZ$642 million following the downwardly revised NZ$1.367 billion in September (originally...

Chicago-downtown-112614.jpg Chicago-area business activity grew at a notably slower rate in the month of November, according to a report released by MNI Indicators on Wednesday. MNI Indicators said its Chicago business barometer fell to 60.8 in November from a one-year high of 66.2 in October.

NewHomeSales-112614.jpg New home sales in the U.S. saw a modest increase in the month of October, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday. The report said new home sales rose by 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000 in October from the revised September rate of 455,000.

CONSUMER-RETAIL_26Nov14.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. improved by less than previously estimated in the month of November, according to a report released by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan on Wednesday.

PendingHomeSales-112614.jpg Pending home sales in the U.S. unexpectedly decreased in the month of October but remained at a healthy level, the National Association of Realtors said in a report released on Wednesday.

PersonalIncome-112614.jpg Personal income in the U.S. rose by less than expected in the month of October, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday. The increase in personal spending also fell short of economist estimates.

DurableGoodsOrders-112614.jpg After reporting an unexpected drop in new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that durable goods orders unexpectedly rebounded in the month of October.

JoblessClaims-112614.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased in the week ended November 22nd, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday. The report said initial jobless claims rose to 313,000, an increase of 21,000 from the previous week's revised level of 292,000.

UK-GDP-112614.jpg The U.K. economy registered robust growth as estimated in the third quarter as strength in consumer spending offset the weakness in exports and business investment. Gross domestic product grew 0.7 percent sequentially in the third quarter, unrevised from the previous estimate published on October 24, second estimates from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday.

The dollar weakened Tuesday, easing from 4-year highs versus a basket of major rivals as upbeat global economic news fueled appetite for riskier currencies. An upward revision to U.S. GDP reflected solid growth for the nation's economy in the third quarter, but failed to help the dollar extend its...