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Belgium's economy grew at a faster pace in the final three months of 2021, preliminary data from the National Bank of Belgium showed Friday. Gross domestic product grew 5.6 percent year-on-year following a 4.9 percent rise in the third quarter. Compared to the previous quarter, GDP rose 0.5 percent...

consumer sentiment 012822 Consumer sentiment in the U.S. deteriorated by more than initially estimated in the month of January, according to revised data released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report showed the consumer sentiment index for January was downwardly revised to 67.2 from a preliminary reading of 68.8.

Hong Kong's economic expansion slowed in the fourth quarter of 2021 as investment growth slowed, preliminary figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Friday. Gross domestic product grew 4.8 percent year-on-year following a 5.5 percent increase in the previous three months. The economy...

personal income 012822 A report released by the Commerce Department on Friday showed personal income in the U.S. increased by less than expected in the month of December. The Commerce Department said personal income rose by 0.3 percent in December after climbing by an upwardly revised 0.5 percent in November.

A report released by the Commerce Department on Friday showed personal income in the U.S. increased by less than expected in the month of December.

Latvia's retail sales grew in December, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed on Friday. Retail sales gained a calendar adjusted 8.3 percent year-over-year in December. Turnover of retail trade in non-food products accelerated 16.2 percent yearly in December and those of food products...

Ireland's retail sales declined at a faster pace in December, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed on Friday. The volume of retail sales decreased a seasonally adjusted 3.2 percent month-on-month in December, after a 0.3 percent fall in November. Sales of electrical goods decreased...

Greece's producer price inflation surged in December, data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed on Friday. Producer prices rose 29.4 percent year-on-year in December, after a 24.5 percent growth in the previous month. Prices for the domestic market jumped 30.4 percent annually and that...

Eurozone money supply grew at a slower pace in December and the annual growth in credit to private sector improved, data from the European Central Bank showed on Friday. The M3 monetary aggregates logged a slower annual growth of 6.9 percent in December after November's revised 7.4 percent increase....

Portugal's consumer confidence improved in January, survey data from Statistics Portugal showed on Friday. The consumer confidence indicator rose to -17.7 in January from -19.2 in December. The manufacturing confidence index decreased to -1.6 in January from -0.7 in the previous month. The construction...

Iceland's consumer price inflation increased in January, figures from Statistics Iceland showed on Friday. The consumer price index grew 5.7 percent year-on-year in January, following a 5.1 percent rise in December. Excluding housing cost, inflation was 3.7 percent in January. On a monthly...

Spain's economy grew more than expected in the fourth quarter despite the weakness in household spending, flash estimate from the statistical office INE showed on Friday. Gross domestic product grew 2 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter, faster than the economists' forecast of 1.4 percent....

Eurozone economic confidence weakened to a nine-month low in January largely driven by the weakness in services and construction, survey results from European Commission showed on Friday. The economic confidence index fell unexpectedly to 112.7 in January from 113.8 in December. The score was forecast...

Italy's consumer confidence deteriorated more than expected in January, survey results from the statistical office Istat showed on Friday. The consumer confidence index fell to 114.2 in January from 117.7 in December. Economists had expected a score of 116.5. The manufacturing confidence index...

Austria's producer prices increased at a faster pace December, data from Statistics Austria showed on Friday. Producer prices grew 16.7 percent yearly in December, following a 15.3 percent rise in November. On a monthly basis, producer prices rose 1.5 percent in December, same as seen a month ago....

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