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business-inventories2-121319.jpg Business inventories in the U.S. increased in line with economist estimates in the month of October, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The Commerce Department said business inventories rose by 0.2 percent in October after edging down by a revised 0.1 percent in September.

import-export-121319.jpg Largely reflecting a rebound in fuel prices, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing U.S. import prices increased in line with economist estimates in the month of November. The report said import prices rose by 0.2 percent in November after falling by 0.5 percent in October. The rebound in prices matched economist estimates.

Ireland's economy recovered in the third quarter, after a modest contraction in the previous three months, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed on Friday. Gross domestic product grew 1.7 percent from the previous months, when the economy shrunk 0.1 percent, which was revised from a 0.7...

retail-sales-121319.jpg A report released by the Commerce Department on Friday showed retail sales in the U.S. rose by far less than economists had anticipated in the month of November. The Commerce Department said retail sales edged up by 0.2 percent in November after climbing by an upwardly revised 0.4 percent in October.

russia-central-bank-032318_13dec19.jpg Russia's central bank on Friday cut its key interest rate for the fifth consecutive policy session, citing slowing inflation, and signaled more easing is in store. The Board of Directors, led by Governor Elvira Nabiullina, decided to cut the key rate by 25 basis points to 6.25 percent, the Bank of Russia said in a statement.

Largely reflecting a rebound in fuel prices, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing U.S. import prices increased in line with economist estimates in the month of November.

A report released by the Commerce Department on Friday showed retail sales in the U.S. rose by far less than economists had anticipated in the month of November.

Poland's consumer price inflation rose as estimated in November, final data from Statistics Poland showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 2.6 percent year-on-year in November, after a 2.5 percent increase in October. This was in line with the initial estimate. Prices for food and non-alcoholic...

Italy's industrial orders grew for a third straight month in October, but at a slower pace, figures from Istat showed on Friday. Industrial orders rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent month-on-month in October, slower than 0.9 percent increase in both August and September. Orders from domestic...

Slovakia's consumer price inflation rose in November after easing in the previous month, figures from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 3.0 percent year-on-year in November, after a 2.7 percent increase in October. In September, inflation...

Spain's consumer price inflation rose as initially estimated in November, final data from the statistical office INE showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.4 percent year-on-year in November, following a 0.1 percent increase in both October and September. This was in line with the initial...

Britons' inflation expectations for the next 12 months and the year after eased in November, survey data from the Bank of England showed Friday. Median expectations of the rate of inflation over the coming year fell to 3.1 percent from 3.3 percent in August, the quarterly Bank of England/TNS Inflation...

Turkey's industrial production rose for a second straight month to the highest level in fifteen months in October, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Friday. Industrial production rose a calendar adjusted 3.8 percent year-on-year in October, following a 3,6 percent increase in...

Germany's wholesale price inflation fell the most in three-and-a-half years in November, figures from the Federal Statistical Office showed on Friday. The wholesale price index declined 2.5 percent year-on-year, which was the strongest fall since May 2016, when it decreased 2.8 percent. Wholesale...

Finland consume price inflation remained stable in November, data from Statistics Finland showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.7 percent year-on-year in November, same as seen in October. The decrease in inflation from a year ago was mostly due to rise in cigarettes, electricity,...

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