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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...

Total private capital expenditure in Australia was up 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...

The total number of new home sales in Australia climbed 3.0 percent on month in October, the Housing Industry Association said on Thursday, following the flat reading in September. The amount of construction completed declined 2.2 percent in the three months to October, while residential work fell...

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...

South Korea had 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 financial account saw a net outflow of $6.80 billion, down from $8.76 billion...

New Zealand saw a merchandise trade deficit of NZ$908 million in October, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That was well shy of forecasts for a shortfall of NZ$642 million following the NZ$1.367 billion deficit in September. Exports tumbled 5.1 percent on year to NZ$4.03 billion, beating...

South Korea will on Thursday release October figures for current account, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In September, the current account surplus was $5.20 billion. The Philippines will see Q3 numbers for gross domestic product, with forecasts suggesting an increase...

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.