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The Netherlands' retail sales growth moderated in December after accelerating sharply in the previous month, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Thursday. Retail sales climbed 2.3 percent year-over-year in December, slower than the 4.1 percent gain in November. The increase was...

Consumer prices in China were up 1.7 percent on year in January, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday. That was shy of expectations for an increase of 1.9 percent, which would have been unchanged from the December reading. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.5 percent following...

bank-of-korea-040915.jpg South Korea posted a current account surplus of $4.82 billion in December, the Bank of Korea said on Friday - down from $5.22 billion in November. The goods account surplus narrowed to $6.53 billion in December, compared to the $7.92 billion surplus in December 2017. The services account deficit...

South Korea had a current account surplus of $4.82 billion in December, the Bank of Korea said on Friday - down from $5.22 billion in November. The goods account surplus narrowed to $6.53 billion in December, compared to the $7.92 billion surplus in December 2017. The services account deficit was...

The manufacturing sector in New Zealand continued to expand in January, albeit at a slower pace, the latest survey from BusinessNZ revealed on Friday with a manufacturing PMI score of 53.1. That's down from 54.8 in December, although it remains above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

China will on Friday release January numbers for consumer and producer prices, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In December, consumer prices were up 1.9 percent and producer prices advanced an annual 0.9 percent. Japan will provide final December figures for industrial...

businessinventories-021419.jpg Government shutdown-delayed data released by the Commerce Department on Thursday showed an unexpected dip in business inventories in the U.S. in the month of November.

producer-price-index-021419.jpg Reflecting steep drops in food and energy prices, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing producer prices in the U.S. unexpectedly edged lower in the month of January. The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand slipped by 0.1 percent.

retail-sales-021419.jpg Retail sales in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a significant decrease in the month of December, according to government shutdown-delayed data released by the Commerce Department on Thursday. The Commerce Department said retail sales tumbled by 1.2 percent in December.

Ireland's consumer price inflation remained steady in January, after rising slightly in November, data from the Central Statistics Office showed on Thursday. The consumer price index rose 0.7 percent year-on-year in January, the same as in December. In November, inflation was 0.6 percent. The...

jobless-claims-021419.jpg A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased in the week ended February 9th. The report said initial jobless claims rose to 239,000.

germanyflag-aug27_14feb19.jpg Germany's economy stagnated in the fourth quarter of 2018, thus skirting a technical recession, as trade failed to support growth amid the global trade tensions and the uncertainty linked to Brexit. Gross domestic product was unchanged from the third quarter, when the economy shrunk 0.2 percent, preliminary data from the Federal Statistical Office showed on Thursday.

Reflecting steep drops in food and energy prices, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing producer prices in the U.S. unexpectedly edged lower in the month of January.

Retail sales in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a significant decrease in the month of December, according to delayed data released by the Commerce Department on Thursday.

A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased in the week ended February 9th.

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