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Ireland's unemployment rate increased marginally in June, after falling in the previous two months, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed on Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate rose to 4.8 percent in June from 4.7 percent in May. In the corresponding month last year, the unemployment...

Taiwan's consumer price inflation accelerated at a faster-than-expected pace in June to reach its highest level in nearly fourteen years, largely driven by increased costs for fruits and electricity, data released by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics showed on Wednesday. Consumer...

bankofnegaramalaysia nov08 06jul22 Malaysia's central bank raised its key interest rate by a quarter-point for the second straight meeting on Wednesday and signaled a gradual tightening going forward. The Monetary Policy Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia decided to increase the benchmark Overnight Policy Rate by 25 basis points to 2.25 percent.

Hungary's industrial production expanded at the weakest pace in six months in May, while retail sales continued to expand sharply, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed on Wednesday. Industrial production climbed a working-day adjusted 3.4 percent year-over-year in May, slower...

Eurozone retail trade recovered at a slower-than-expected pace in May, figures from Eurostat showed on Wednesday. Retail sales rose 0.2 percent month-over-month in May, in contrast to a revised 1.4 percent fall in April. That was below the 0.4 percent increase expected by economists. The increase...

Finland's trade deficit widened in May with imports rising faster than exports, preliminary figures from the Finnish Customs showed on Wednesday. The trade deficit increased to EUR 1.175 billion in May from EUR 225 million in the same month last year. In April, the trade deficit was EUR 935 million. Exports...

The UK construction sector activity growth weakened to a nine-month low in June as the uncertain economic outlook weighed on demand, survey results from S&P Global showed on Wednesday. The headline S&P Global/Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply construction Purchasing Managers' Index fell...

Germany's construction sector activity deteriorated for the third successive month in June, as demand for building was dampened amid the woes of heightened economic uncertainty, rising building costs and higher interest rates, survey results from S&P Global showed on Wednesday. The construction Purchasing...

Spain's industrial production growth accelerated more than expected in May, largely driven by output growth in the capital goods and energy sector, preliminary data from the statistical office INE showed on Wednesday. Industrial production climbed a seasonally and calendar-adjusted 3.8 percent year-over-year...

germany jun07 06jul22 Germany's factory orders unexpectedly expanded in May underpinned by the rise in demand from the non-euro area countries, data from Destatis showed on Wednesday. New orders grew 0.1 percent month-on-month in May, in contrast to the revised 1.8 percent decline in April and the expected fall of 0.6 percent.

Sweden's industrial production expanded in May after falling in the previous month, data from Statistics Sweden showed on Wednesday. Industrial production rose a calendar-adjusted 0.2 percent year-over-year in May, reversing a 0.3 percent decline in April, which was the first contraction in four months. The...

preview sept20 06jul22 Factory orders from Germany and retail sales from eurozone are due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, Destatis releases Germany's factory orders data for May. Economists forecast orders to fall 0.6 percent on month, slower than the 2.7 percent decrease in April.

The private sector in Hong Kong continued to expand in June, albeit at a slower pace, the latest survey from S&P Global showed on Wednesday with a PMI score of 52.4. That's down from 54.9 in May, although it remains above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. The...

Taiwan will on Wednesday release June figures for consumer and wholesale prices, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In May, overall inflation was up 0.32 percent on month and 3.39 percent on year, while wholesale prices surged an annual 16.62 percent. Hong Kong will see...

South Africa's private sector activity expanded at the fastest pace in just over one year in June, underpinned by strengthening client demand, rising employment and renewed stockpiling despite woes of inflationary pressures amid a surge in global fuel prices and supply-side challenges. The Purchasing...

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