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UK house prices increased to a new record high for the third consecutive month in June, property website Rightmove said on Monday. House prices increased by a moderate 0.8 percent month-on-month in June, which was slower than the 1.8 percent rise seen in May. Although this was the largest increase...

Poland's producer prices increased in May, data from Statistics Poland showed on Monday. Producer prices grew 6.5 percent annually in May, following a 5.5 percent increase in April. Economists had forecast a 6.0 percent rise. Prices in mining and quarrying grew 25.0 percent and prices in manufacturing...

British households' optimism about their finances over the next twelve months reached its highest level in five years in the second quarter, survey results from IHS Markit showed on Monday. The headline Scottish Widows household finance index, which measures households' overall perceptions of financial...

Estonia's producer prices increased in May, data from Statistics Estonia showed on Monday. The producer price index grew 8.4 percent year-on-year in May. On a month-on-month basis, producer prices rose 1.6 percent in May. "Compared to May 2020, the index was affected the most by increased prices...

china flag 041317 21jun21 China kept its benchmark lending rates unchanged, as widely expected, on Monday. The one-year loan prime rate was maintained at 3.85 percent and the five-year loan prime rate was retained at 4.65 percent. The one-year and five-year loan prime rates were last lowered in April 2020.

The total value of retail sales in Australia was up a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent on month in May, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Monday - coming in at A$31.069 billion. That missed expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent following the 1.1 percent increase in April. Food retailing...

Australia will on Monday release May figures for retail sales, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In April, retail sales were up 1.1 percent on month. Taiwan will provide May numbers for export orders, with forecasts suggesting an increase of 40.15 percent following the 42.6...

Greece's current account deficit widened notably in April from the last year due to the deterioration in the balances of goods and services and the secondary income account, data published by Bank of Greece showed on Friday. The current account deficit increased to EUR 2.08 billion in April from EUR...

Britons' inflation expectations for the coming year slowed in May, the latest Bank of England/Kantar Inflation Attitudes Survey showed on Friday. Inflation for the coming year was seen at 2.4 percent, down from 2.7 percent in February. Likewise, inflation expectations for the twelve months after that...

Portugal's producer prices accelerated in May, figures from Statistics Portugal showed on Friday. The producer price index increased 7.8 percent year-on-year in May, following a 5.1 percent rise in April. Excluding the energy group, producer prices rose 4.5 percent yearly in May, following a 2.6...

uk aug15 18jun21 UK retail sales dropped in May as the reopening of all retail sectors and the easing of hospitality restrictions reduced food store sales, data from the Office for National Statistics revealed on Friday. Retail sales dropped 1.4 percent month-on-month in May, reversing a 9.2 percent rise in April and confounding expectations for an increase of 1.6 percent.

Croatia's jobless rate declined in May, figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics showed on Friday. The registered unemployment rate decreased to 8.2 percent in May from 8.9 percent in April. In the same month last year, jobless rate was 9.4 percent. The latest rate of unemployment was the...

The euro area current account surplus increased in April, the European Central Bank reported Friday. The current account surplus totaled EUR 23 billion in April versus EUR 18 billion surplus in the previous month. The visible trade surplus widened to EUR 27 billion from EUR 24 billion, while the...

Poland's average gross wages rose in May, data from Statistics Poland showed on Friday. Average gross wages and salaries grew 10.1 percent year-on-year in May and amounted to 5637.34 PLN. Economists had forecast a rise of 10.3 percent. On a monthly basis, average gross wages increased 0.3 percent...

boj 031617 18jun21 The Bank of Japan maintained its massive monetary stimulus and announced the introduction of a new funding programme to support the efforts on climate change issues and also extended the deadline for Covid support programme. The board, governed by Haruhiko Kuroda, on Tuesday, voted 7-1, with 1 abstention, to hold the interest rate at -0.1 percent.

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