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Belgium business confidence improved in October, defying expectations for a weakening, survey data from the National Bank of Belgium showed on Friday. The business confidence index climbed to -8.5 from -10.8 in September. Economists had expected a score of -11.5. The survey was conducted between...

Russia's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged at a record low as widely expected but signaled more easing at next meetings. The Board of Directors, led by Governor Elvira Nabiullina, on Friday decided to retain the benchmark rate at 4.25 percent.

ukpmi aug03 23oct20 The UK private sector growth moderated in October reflecting weaker contribution from the service economy due to tighter restrictions across the hospitality sector and the impact of local lockdowns on general consumer spending, flash survey results from IHS Markit showed Friday. The flash composite output index declined more-than-expected to 52.9 in October from 56.5 in September.

Taiwan's industrial production rose sharply in September and retail sales increased, data from the Ministry of Economic Affairs showed on Friday. Industrial production rose 10.73 percent year-on-year in September, following a 3.60 percent increase in August. Manufacturing output increased 11.32...

Poland's jobless rate remained stable in September, data from Statistics Poland showed on Friday. The registered jobless rate was 6.1 percent in September, same as seen in August. This was in line with economists' expectation. In the same month last year, the unemployment rate was 5.1 percent. The...

Sweden's producer prices continued to decline in September, albeit at a softer pace, figures from Statistics Sweden showed on Friday. The producer price index declined 4.2 percent year-on-year in September, following a 4.6 percent fall in August. This was the ninth consecutive fall in prices. Import...

eurozoneservices july 23oct20 The euro area private sector returned to negative territory for the first time since June as accelerating growth of manufacturing was offset by a sharp deterioration in the service sector amid rising Covid-19 worries, flash survey data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The composite output index fell to a four-month low of 49.4 in October from 50.4 in September. A score below 50 indicates contracti

Austria's production index declined in August, albeit at a softer pace, amid a fall in both industrial production and construction output, data from Statistics Austria showed on Friday. The production index decreased 3.3 percent year-on-year in August, following a 3.7 percent fall in July. Industrial...

Lithuania's industrial production fell in September, figures from Statistics Lithuania showed on Friday. Industrial production decreased a working-day adjusted 1.3 percent year-on-year in September. Manufacturing output fell 2.0 percent annually in September. Excluding refined petroleum, manufacturing...

Singapore's consumer prices remained unchanged in September, data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Trade and Industry sowed on Friday. The consumer price index remained unchanged year-on-year in September, after a 0.4 percent fall in August. Economists had expected a 0.25...

ukretailsales july18 23oct20 UK retail sales grew for a fifth consecutive month in September and exceeded expectations by a wide margin supported by food and online sales as well as a recovery in non-food sales, preliminary data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Friday.

preview nov05 22oct20 Flash Purchasing Managers' survey data from euro area and the UK are due on Friday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, the Office for National Statistics releases UK retail sales data for September. Sales are forecast to grow 0.4 percent on month, slower than the 0.8 percent increase in August.

The manufacturing sector in Japan continued to contract in October, albeit at a slower pace, the latest survey from Jibun Bank revealed on Friday with a manufacturing PMI score of 48.0. That's up 47.7 in September, although it remain beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from...

Consumer prices in Japan were down a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent on month in September, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That was in line with expectations and unchanged from the August reading. Individually, prices were up for furniture, clothing and education,...

newzealandcpi 071510 Consumer prices in New Zealand rose 0.7 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2020, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday. That was shy of expectations for an increase of 0.9 percent on quarter following the 0.5 percent contraction in the three months prior. Seasonally adjusted, inflation...

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