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The Czech Republic's economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter of 2019 to its lowest in nearly six years, preliminary figures from the Czech Statistical Office showed on Friday. Gross domestic product grew a seasonally adjusted 1.7 percent year-on-year after a 2.5 percent expansion in the...

business-inventories2-021420.jpg Business inventories in the U.S. edged higher in the month of December, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The report said business inventories inched up by 0.1 percent in December after slipping by 0.2 percent in November. The uptick in inventories matched economist estimates.

Slovakia's economy grew at a faster pace in the fourth quarter of 2019, preliminary data from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed on Friday. Gross domestic product grew a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent from the third quarter, when it rose 0.4 percent. The economy grew 0.6 percent...

consumer-shopping2-080219_14feb20.jpg Reflecting an improvement in expectations, the University of Michigan released a report on Friday showing an unexpected increase in U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of February. Preliminary data showed the consumer sentiment index rose to 100.9 percent in February from the final January reading of 99.8. The uptick surprised economists, who had expected the index to edge down to 99.5.

industrial-production-021420.jpg As unseasonably warm weather led to another steep drop in utilities output, the Federal Reserve released a report on Friday showing a continued decrease in U.S. industrial production in the month of January. The Fed said industrial production fell by 0.3 percent in January following a revised decrease of 0.4 percent in December.

import-export2-021420.jpg A report released by the Labor Department on Friday showed U.S. import prices came in flat in the month of January, while export prices unexpectedly showed a notable rebound. The Labor Department said import prices were unchanged in January after rising by a downwardly revised 0.2 percent in December.

retail-sales2-021420.jpg Retail sales in the U.S. increased in line with economist estimates in the month of January, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The Commerce Department said retail sales rose by 0.3 percent in January after edging up by a downwardly revised 0.2 percent in December.

Denmark's economy grew at a slightly slower pace in the final quarter of 2019, preliminary data from Statistics Denmark showed on Friday. Gross domestic product grew a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent from the third quarter, when the economy expanded 0.4 percent. Growth was underpinned by market...

Finland's economy contracted in the final three months of 2019, preliminary estimates from Statistics Finland showed on Friday. Seasonally adjusted gross domestic product decreased 0.4 percent from the previous quarter, the agency said. In the three months to September, the economy expanded 0.7 percent. ...

A report released by the Labor Department on Friday showed U.S. import prices came in flat in the month of January, while export prices unexpectedly showed a notable rebound.

Retail sales in the U.S. increased in line with economist estimates in the month of January, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday.

Slovakia's consumer price inflation remained stable in January, figures from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 3.0 percent year-on-year in January, the same as seen in December. Prices for transportation grew 5.6 percent annually in January...

Spain's consumer price inflation rose to a nine-month high in January, as initially estimated, final data from the statistical office INE showed on Friday. The consumer price index climbed 1.1 percent annually in January, following a 0.8 percent rise in December. This was in line with the initial...

Greece's consumer prices rose for the third month in a row in January, data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.9 percent year-on-year in January, following a 0.8 percent increase in December. The prices for transportation grew 5.2 percent...

Switzerland's producer and import prices declined in January, data from the Federal Statistical Office showed on Friday. The producer and import prices fell 1.0 percent year-on-year in January. On a monthly basis, producer and import prices remained unchanged in January. Prices for petroleum...

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