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The manufacturing sector in Japan continued to expand in January, and at a faster rate, the latest survey from Jibun Bank revealed on Monday with a manufacturing PMI score of 54.6. That's up from 54.3 in December, and it moves further above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from...

The manufacturing sector in Australia continued to expand in January, albeit at a slower rate, the latest survey from Markit Economics revealed on Monday with a manufacturing PMI score of 55.3. That's down from 57.7 in December, although it remains above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates...

Japan will on Monday see January results for the manufacturing, services and composite PMIs from Jibun Bank, setting the pace for a modest day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. In December, their scores were 54.3, 52.1 and 52.5, respectively. Australia will see January results for the manufacturing,...

Eurozone's consumer confidence weakened for a fourth month in a row in January, but the decline was less than expected, preliminary data from the European Commission showed Friday. The flash consumer confidence index eased to -8.5 from -8.4 in December, revised from -8.3. Economists had forecast...

Latvia's producer prices continued to rise in December, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed on Friday. The producer price index rose 25.1 percent year-on-year in December, following a 23.4 percent increase in November. Among components, prices for manufacturing grew 18.7 percent...

Poland's average gross wages increased more than expected in November, data from Statistics Poland showed on Friday. Average gross wages and salaries rose 11.2 percent year-on-year in December. Economists had expected a growth of 9.1 percent. On a monthly basis, average gross wages increased 10.3...

Turkey's consumer confidence improved in January, survey results from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Friday. The consumer confidence index rose to 73.2 in January from 68.9 in December. The survey was carried out in cooperation with the Turkish Statistical Institute and the Central...

Denmark's consumer confidence improved in January, survey data from Statistics Denmark showed on Friday. The consumer confidence index rose to -1.5 in January from -2.1 in December. The average for the past six months was 1.7. The reading remained in the negative territory for a third straight...

Ireland's wholesale prices rose for the second straight month in December and at a faster pace, data from the Central Statistics Office showed on Friday. Wholesale prices increased 4.5 percent annually in December, following a 0.2 percent rise in November. On a monthly basis, wholesale prices remained...

Poland's industrial production rose more than expected in December, data from Statistics Poland showed on Friday. Separate data showed that producer prices increased in December. Industrial production grew 16.7 percent annually in December. Economists had expected a growth of 13.0 percent. Manufacturing...

ukretails aug16 21jan22 UK retail sales declined more-than-expected in December as the Omicron outbreak dampened Christmas sales, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Friday. Retail sales fell 3.7 percent on a monthly basis in December, reversing the 1 percent increase a month ago. Sales were forecast to fall 0.6 percent. This was the biggest decline since January 2021.

Malaysia's consumer prices inflation eased in December, data from the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. Consumer price inflation eased to 3.2 percent in December from 3.3 percent in November. Economists had expected inflation to rise to 3.1 percent. Transport cost accelerated the most...

UK retail sales declined more than expected at the end of the year, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Friday. Retail sales fell 3.7 percent on a monthly basis in December, reversing the 1 percent increase a month ago. Sales were forecast to fall 0.6 percent. This was the biggest...

UK consumer confidence weakened in January amid concerns over higher inflation and interest rate hikes, survey results from GfK showed on Friday. The consumer confidence index fell to -19 in January from -15 in the previous month. All five measures of the index were down in comparison to the December...

Retail sales data from the UK is due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, the Office for National Statistics releases UK retail sales data for December. Sales are forecast to fall 0.6 percent on month, in contrast to the 1.4 percent increase in November.

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