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China's bank lending increased in June as lower borrowing costs helped to lift demand for credit, data from the People's Bank of China showed Friday. Banks extended CNY 1.81 trillion loans in June. Economists had forecast bank lending to climb to CNY 1.8 trillion from CNY 1.48 trillion in May. The...

Slovakia industrial production declined at a softer pace in May, data from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed on Friday. Industrial production fell a working day adjusted 19.1 percent year-on-year in May, following a 32.5 percent decrease in April. The latest output was significantly...

Lithuania's producer prices declined for the fifth month in a row in June, though at a softer pace, figures from Statistics Lithuania showed on Friday. The producer price index decreased 11.4 percent year-on-year in June, following an 16.1 percent decrease in May. The decline in prices was mainly...

Romania's consumer price inflation rose in June after easing in the previous month, data from the National Institute of Statistics showed on Friday. Another report from the statistical office said trade deficit narrowed in May. The consumer price index rose 2.6 percent year-on-year in June, following...

Latvia's trade deficit decreased in May amid a fall in both the exports and imports amid the coronavirus pandemic, data from the Central Statistical Bureau showed on Friday. The trade deficit narrowed to EUR 119.3 million in May from EUR 366.9 million in the same month last year. In April, the trade...

Turkey's jobless rate fell in April, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Friday. The unemployment rate decreased to 12.8 percent in April from 13.0 percent in the same month last year. In March, the rate was 13.2 percent. The youth unemployment rate, which applies to the 15 to...

Norway's consumer price inflation rose to the highest level in five months in June on clothing and fuel prices, data from Statistics Norway showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 1.4 percent year-on-year in June, following a 1.3 percent increase in May. This was in line with economists' expectations. The...

Portugal's consumer prices rose less-than-estimated in June, final data from Statistics Portugal showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.1 percent year-on-year in June, after a 0.7 percent fall in May. In the initial estimate, inflation was 0.2 percent. The core CPI, which excludes energy...

Greece's consumer prices declined for the third month in a row in June, data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed on Friday. The consumer price index fell 1.6 percent year-on-year in June, following a 1.1 percent decline in May. Prices for transportation declined 9.1 percent annually...

The Czech consumer price inflation rose in June after easing in the previous month, data from the Czech Statistical Office showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 3.3 percent year-on-year in June, after a 2.9 percent increase in May. The rate was expected to remain unchanged at 2.9 percent....

Italy's industrial production recovered at a faster than expected rate in May as factories reopened after coronavirus containment measures were eased, figures published by the statistical office Istat revealed Friday. Industrial production advanced 42.1 percent on a monthly basis in May, in contrast...

Denmark's consumer prices rose in June, data from Statistics Denmark showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.3 percent year-on-year in June, after remaining unchanged in May. Transportation cost fell at a slower pace of 1.5 percent after easing 3.6 percent. Prices for restaurants and...

Estonia's trade deficit narrowed in May amid a fall in both exports and imports, figures from Statistics Estonia showed on Friday. The trade deficit fell to EUR 84 million in May from EUR 100 million in the same month last year. In April, the trade deficit was EUR 60 million. Exports fell 25.0...

France's industrial production rebounded at a faster than expected pace in May as coronavirus containment measures were relaxed, data from the statistical office Insee showed Friday. Industrial output grew 19.6 percent on a monthly basis, reversing a 20.6 percent fall in April. This was the first...

The Philippine exports and imports declined sharply in May, the Philippine Statistics Authority said Friday. Exports decreased 35.6 percent year-on-year in May, but slower than the 49.9 percent fall logged in April. At the same time, imports were down 40.6 percent, after declining 65.3 percent...

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