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Switzerland's retail sales declined for the third straight month in May, data from the Federal Statistical Office showed on Thursday. Retail sales fell a working-day-adjusted 1.6 percent year-over-year in May, following a revised 5.5 percent decrease in April. In nominal terms, retail sales showed...

Estonia's retail sales rose at a softer pace in May, data from Statistics Estonia showed on Thursday. Retail turnover increased 2 percent year-on-year in May, after a 12 percent rise in April. "In May, the increase in turnover was primarily influenced by enterprises engaged in the retail sale of...

Dutch retail sales increased at a softer pace in May, data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Thursday. Retail turnover, adjusted for the composition of shopping days, rose 0.7 percent yearly in May, after an 8.2 percent growth in April. The latest sales growth was the slowest...

The UK economy grew in the first quarter, as initially estimated, underpinned by household spending and investment, revised data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Thursday. Gross domestic product rose 0.8 percent from the fourth quarter, in line with the estimate published on May...

preview oct26 30jun22 Unemployment and retail sales from Germany and quarterly national accounts and house prices from the UK are due on Thursday, headlining a hectic day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, the Office for National Statistics releases revised UK GDP data for the first quarter. The statistical office is expected to confirm 0.8 percent sequential growth.

China's manufacturing sector returned to the expansion zone in June, survey results from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Thursday. The official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 50.2 from 49.6 in May. A score above 50.0 indicates expansion in the sector. However, the...

Industrial output in South Korea rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent on month in May, Statistics Korea said on Thursday. That missed expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent following the 3.3 percent decline in April. On a yearly basis, industrial production climbed 7.3 percent - exceeding...

Industrial production in South Korea was up a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent on month in May, Statistics Korea said on Thursday. That missed expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent following the 3.3 percent decline in April. On a yearly basis, industrial production climbed 7.3 percent - exceeding...

Japan will on Thursday release preliminary May figures for industrial production, housing starts and construction orders, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Output is expected to slip 0.3 percent on month and 2.8 percent on year after falling 1.3 percent on month and 4.8 percent...

germany feb14 29jun22 Germany's consumer price inflation unexpectedly slowed in June from a record high as the government took measures to reduce the burden of soaring energy prices on households and to reduce fuel consumption, after gas prices surged across Europe following the war in Ukraine.

us gdp 062922 Revised data released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday showed U.S. economic activity shrank by slightly more than previously estimated in the first quarter of 2022. The report showed the decrease in real gross domestic product in the first quarter was revised to 1.6 percent from the previously reported 1.5 percent.

Slovakia's economic sentiment worsened for the first time in four months in June, data from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed on Wednesday. The economic sentiment index dropped to 99.5 in June from 109.2 in May. The recent downward trend in economic sentiment was mainly due to...

Latvia's retail sales growth slowed for the fourth successive month in May, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed on Wednesday. Retail sales rose a calendar-adjusted 4.2 percent year-over-year in May, slightly slower than the 4.5 percent gain in the previous month. Sales have been rising...

Belgium's consumer price inflation accelerated further in June to reach its highest level in nearly four decades, driven primarily by increased energy prices, figures from the statistical office showed on Wednesday. The consumer price index climbed 9.65 percent year-over-year in June, faster than...

Germany's consumer price inflation unexpectedly slowed in June from a record high, preliminary data from Destatis showed on Wednesday. Consumer price inflation eased to 7.6 percent in June from 7.9 percent in May. The rate was expected to rise to a new record 8.0 percent. Similarly, the EU measure...

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