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ifo-nov26_25mar19.jpg Germany's business confidence strengthened in March, after weakening in the previous six months, as businesses were more optimistic regarding the future and the economy's resilience, results of a key survey showed on Monday. The ifo business confidence index rose to 99.6 from a revised 98.7 in February, data from the Munich-based Ifo Institute revealed.

Spain producer price inflation rose in February for the first time in five months, data from the statistical office INE showed on Monday. The producer price index rose 1.9 percent year-on-year in February, after a 1.7 percent increase in each of the previous two months. The producer price inflation...

Austria production index expanded in January from a year ago, data from Statistics Austria showed Monday. The production index that combines both industry and construction advanced a working-day adjusted 8.2 percent year-on-year in January following a 4.4 percent rise in December. Industrial...

Finland's producer price inflation slowed to its lowest level in a year in February, data from Statistics Finland showed on Monday. The producer price index climbed 3.0 percent year-on-year in February, following a 3.2 percent rise in January. The inflation rate was the weakest since since February...

Germany's business confidence strengthened in March, after weakening in the previous six months, reports said Monday citing data from the Munich-based Ifo Institute. The Ifo business confidence index rose to 99.6, while economists' had expected the reading to remain unchanged at February's score...

Singapore's inflation rose marginally in February, reversing the slowing in the previous month, data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Trade and Industry showed on Monday. The consumer price inflation rose to 0.5 percent in February from 0.4 percent in January, in line with...

Japan will on Monday see January results for its all industry activity index, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In December, the all industry activity index was down 0.4 percent on month. Singapore will release February figures for consumer prices; in January, inflation...

Germany's private sector grew at its slowest pace in nearly six years, led by a sharp decline in manufacturing, flash data from IHS Markit revealed on Friday. The composite output index fell to a 69-month low of 51.5 in March from 52.8 in February. Economists had forecast a rise of 52.7. Any...

wholesale-inventories2-032219.jpg Wholesale inventories in the U.S. increased by much more than anticipated in the month of January, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The report said wholesale inventories surged up by 1.2 percent in January after jumping by 1.1 percent in December.

France private sector activity dropped to its lowest level in two months in March with both manufacturing and services falling, amid an intensified decline in new order and exports, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Friday. The flash Composite Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, which combines...

existing-homesales-032219.jpg After reporting existing home sales at their lowest level in over three years in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Friday showing a substantial rebound in existing home sales in the month of February.

eurozonepmi-oct24_22mar19.jpg Eurozone private sector expanded at the slowest pace in two months in March, amid a deepening downturn in manufacturing, defying expectations for a modest improvement, suggesting that the growth momentum is set to remain sluggish in the 19-nation economy. The flash Eurozone Composite Purchasing Managers' Index rose to a two-month low of 51.3 from 51.9 in February.

Malaysia's consumer prices declined at a slower pace in February, as a decrease in transport costs was offset by increases in utility and food prices, figures from the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. The consumer price index fell 0.4 percent year-on-year in February after a 0.7 percent...

Eurozone's current account surplus grew in January from the previous month, preliminary data from the European Central Bank showed on Friday. The current account surplus rose to EUR 37 billion from EUR 16 billion in December. Surpluses in goods, services and primary income accounts were partly...

Eurozone private sector expanded at the slowest pace in two months in March amid a deepening downturn in manufacturing, defying expectations for a modest improvement, flash data from IHS Markit's purchasing managers' survey showed on Friday. The flash Eurozone Composite Purchasing Managers' Index...

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