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Poland's industrial production grew less than expected in April, data from Statistics Poland revealed on Friday. Separate data from the statistical office showed that producer price inflation surged in April. Industrial production grew 13.0 percent annually in April. Economists had expected a growth...

Poland's average gross wages increased more than expected in April, data from Statistics Poland showed on Friday. Average gross wages and salaries increased 14.4 percent yearly in April. Economists had expected a 12.8 percent rise. On a monthly basis, average gross wages declined 0.6 percent in...

Taiwan's export orders declined unexpectedly in April, data from the Ministry of Economic Affairs showed on Friday. Export orders fell 5.5 percent year-on-year in April. Economists had expected an 8.3 percent growth. Orders for optical, photographic, cinematographic apparatus declined 27.7 percent...

ukretailsales july18 20may22 UK retail sales grew unexpectedly in April despite consumer confidence sliding to a record low as soaring inflation boosted the cost of living further. Retail sales expanded 1.4 percent monthly, reversing a revised 1.2 percent decline in March, data published by the Office for National Statistics showed Friday.

Turkey's consumer confidence increased slightly in May, after falling sharply in the previous month. The consumer confidence index rose to 67.6 in May from 67.3 in April, the consumer tendency survey carried out in cooperation with Turkstat and the central bank showed Friday. A score below 100...

Switzerland's industrial production rose in the first quarter of 2022, while construction output declined, the Federal Statistical Office reported on Friday. Industrial production grew 7.9 percent year-on-year in the first quarter. Secondary sector production rose 6.9 percent yearly in the first...

Denmark's consumer confidence weakened to the lowest level ever recorded in May amid a steep deterioration in the assessment of the present economic situation, survey data from Statistics Denmark showed on Friday. The consumer confidence index fell to -22.4 in May from -20.9 in April. The average...

chinacentralbank oct08 20may22 China's central bank unexpectedly lowered its lending rates for long-term loans, a move that is set to prop up lending to the property market. The five-year loan prime rate, or LPR, the benchmark for mortgage rates, was lowered by a record 15 basis points to 4.45 percent from 4.60 percent, the People's Bank of China said Friday. This was the second reduction this year.

The Netherlands' consumer confidence remained negative in May, but improved marginally from a record low in April, the Central Bureau of Statistics said on Friday. The consumer confidence index increased to -47.0 in May from -48.0 in April. The score was below the 20-year average of -9 points. Households'...

Estonia's producer price inflation increased in April mainly due to rising prices in electricity and heat energy production. The producer price index increased 31.8 percent year-on-year in April, data from Statistics Estonia showed on Friday. In March, producer prices rose 30.3 percent. On a month-on-month...

Germany's producer price inflation accelerated further in April to set a fresh record high and soaring energy prices continued to drive prices higher amid the war in Ukraine, preliminary figures from the statistical office Destatis showed Friday.

preview oct19 20may22 Retail sales data from the UK is due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, the Office for National Statistics releases UK retail sales data for April. Sales are forecast to fall 0.2 percent on a monthly basis, slower than the 1.4 percent decrease posted in March.

Consumer prices in Japan were up 2.5 percent on year in April, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That exceeded expectations for an increase of 2.4 percent and was up sharply from 1.2 percent in March. Core CPI, which excludes volatile food prices, was up 2.1 percent...

Japan will on Friday see April figures for nationwide consumer prices, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Core CPI is expected to rise 2.1 percent on year, up from 0.8 percent in March. Overall inflation was up 0.4 percent on month and 1.2 percent on year in March. New...

Producer prices in South Korea jumped 9.2 percent on year in April, the Bank of Korea said on Friday - accelerating from 9.0 percent in March. Individually, prices were down 1.5 percent on year for agricultural, forestry and marine products; up 14.4 percent for manufacturing products; up 16.0 percent...

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