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Austria's manufacturing sector growth softened in July as ongoing severe supply bottlenecks caused disruption to production, survey results from IHS Markit showed on Wednesday. The UniCredit Bank Austria manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 63.9 in July from an all-time high of 67.0 in...

ukhouseprices nov29 28jul21 UK house price inflation slowed more-than-expected in July from a 17-year high as the tapering of stamp duty relief in England took the heat out of the market, data published by the Nationwide Building Society showed on Wednesday. House prices grew 10.5 percent year-on-year in July, slower than the 13.4 percent increase posted in June.

Ireland's retail sales increased at a softer pace in June, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed on Wednesday. The volume of retail sales increased a seasonally adjusted 3.3 percent month-on-month in June, after a 3.4 percent rise in May. Retail sales grew 10.6 percent year-on-year...

Italy's consumer confidence improved in July, survey results from the statistical office Istat showed on Wednesday. The consumer confidence index rose to 116.6 in July from 115.1 in June. Economists had expected a score of 115.5. The manufacturing confidence index increased to 115.7 in July from...

UK shop prices continued to decline in July, largely driven by a steep fall in non-food prices, the British Retail Consortium, said on Wednesday. The shop price index dropped 1.2 percent on a yearly basis in July, after easing 0.7 percent in June. Annual prices in July fell at a faster rate than...

Sweden's retail sales grew at a softer pace in June, figures from Statistics Sweden showed on Wednesday. Retail sales rose 8.5 percent year-on-year in June, after a 10.7 percent increase in May. Retail sales in durables gained 11.2 percent in June and those of consumables, excluding sales at the...

Slovakia's producer prices increased in June, figures from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed on Wednesday. The producer price index increased 5.6 percent year-on-year in June, following a 4.9 percent rise in May. The domestic market prices rose 3.6 percent annually in June,...

French consumer confidence weakened slightly in July after a sharp increase in the previous month, preliminary data from the statistical office INSEE showed Wednesday. The consumer confidence index fell to 101 from a revised 103 in June. Economists had expected the reading to remain steady at June's...

Hungary's jobless rate increased in June, data from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed on Wednesday. The jobless rate rose to 4.0 percent in June from 3.9 percent in May. The number of unemployed persons increased to 193,500 in June from 189,400 in the previous month. The employment...

germany may25 28jul21 Germany's consumer confidence is set to remain unchanged in August as the weakness in economic and income expectations were offset by the improvement in the propensity to buy, survey results from the market research group GfK showed on Wednesday. The forward-looking consumer sentiment held steady at -0.3 in August. Economists had forecast the index to improve to +1.0.

Norway's retail sales dropped in June, figures from Statistics Norway showed on Wednesday. Retail sales declined 0.1 percent month-on-month in June, after a 5.8 percent rise in May. Sales of information, communication and technology decreased 4.7 percent monthly in June and sales not in store...

Germany's import prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly four decades in June, preliminary data from Destatis showed Wednesday. The import price index climbed 12.9 percent year-on-year following an 11.8 percent increase in May. Economists had forecast a 12.6 percent rise. The latest increase...

Lithuania's retail sales increased at a softer pace in June, figures from the statistical office showed on Wednesday. Retail sales, excluding VAT, increased a working-day adjusted 15.3 percent year-on-year in June, after a 19.3 percent rise in May. Sales of non-food stores surged 23.3 percent...

Japan's leading index decreased in May, as initially estimated, final data from the Cabinet Office showed on Wednesday. The leading index, which measures the future economic activity, fell to 102.6 in May from 103.8 in April, as estimated. The coincident index decreased to 92.1 in May from 95.3...

Malaysia's exports rose more than expected in June, data from the Department of Statistics showed on Wednesday. Exports grew 27.2 percent year-on-year to MYR 105.5 billion in June. Economists had expected a rise of 11.7 percent. Imports grew 32.1 percent annually to MYR 83.2 billion in June. The...

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