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Euro area investor confidence rose for a fourth straight month in August to its highest level since February this year, as the assessment of the current economic situation improved and expectations were remained positive, survey data from Sentix showed Monday. The investor confidence index rose to...

Latvia's consumer prices rose for the first time in four months in July, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed on Monday. Consumer prices increased 0.5 percent year-on-year in July, after a 0.7 percent fall in June. Prices of goods remained unchanged annually in July and that of services...

Sweden's household consumption declined in June, data from Statistics Sweden showed on Monday. Household spending fell a working day adjusted 5.8 percent year-on-year in June. The largest negative contribution came from the sector restaurants, cafes, hotels and other accommodation services by 26.3...

Slovakia industrial production declined at a softer pace in June as the slump in the transport equipment manufacturing moderated significantly after lockdown restrictions to battle the coronavirus pandemic were eased, data from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed on Monday. Industrial...

Turkey's jobless rate rose in May, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Monday. The unemployment rate increased to a seasonally adjusted 14.0 percent in May from 13.8 percent in April. In the same month last year, the rate was 13.9 percent. On an unadjusted basis, the jobless rate...

Romania's trade deficit increased in June as exports declined faster than imports, figures from the National Institute of Statistics showed on Monday. The trade deficit widened to EUR 1.32 billion in June from EUR 1.13 billion in the same month last year. In May, the trade deficit was EUR 1.25 billion. Exports...

Norway's consumer price inflation eased in July, data from Statistics Norway showed on Monday. The consumer price index rose 1.3 percent year-on-year in July, after a 1.4 percent increase in June. Economists had expected the inflation rate to remain unchanged. Prices for furnishings, household...

Denmark's consumer prices rose in July, data from Statistics Denmark showed on Monday. The consumer price index rose 0.5 percent year-on-year in July, following a 0.3 percent increase in June. The latest inflation was affected by Covid-19 pandemic to the same extend as in June, the agency said....

Estonia's trade deficit narrowed in June as imports declined and exports remained unchanged, figures from Statistics Estonia showed on Monday. The trade deficit fell to EUR 11 million in June from EUR 108 million in the same month last year. In April, the trade deficit was EUR 86 million. Exports...

Finland's industrial production declined for the third straight month in June, albeit at a softer pace, figures from Statistics Finland showed on Monday. Industrial production decreased by a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent month-on-month in June, following a 1.8 percent decline in May. Manufacturing...

Switzerland's unemployment rate remained unchanged in July, data from the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, or SECO, showed on Monday. The jobless rate came in at seasonally adjusted 3.3 percent in July, unchanged from June. Economists had forecast the rate to rise to 3.6 percent. On an...

New Zealand business confidence weakened in August after the post-lockdown rebound in July, preliminary data from ANZ showed Monday. The business confidence index fell to -42.4 in August from -31.8 in July. Most forward-looking activity indicators deteriorated from July. The own activity outlook...

chinaconsumerprices2 may12 10aug20 China's consumer price inflation accelerated in July on higher food costs as regional flooding disrupted transportation, and the decline in factory gate prices slowed further reflecting the recovery in economic activity, official data showed Monday. Inflation rose to 2.7 percent in July from 2.5 percent in June, the National Bureau of Statistics reported. The rate was marginally above economists'

preview oct22 10aug20 Investor confidence data from euro area is due on Monday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 1.00 am ET, Statistics Finland publishes industrial production figures for June. Production had declined 3.8 percent annually in May.

Consumer prices in China were up 2.7 percent on year in July, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday. That exceeded expectations for an increase of 2.6 percent and was up from the 2.5 percent gain in June. On a monthly basis, inflation rose 0.6 percent - again topping forecasts for a...

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