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Sweden jobless rate remained stable in September, figures from Statistics Sweden said Thursday, while adding that it has identified some flaws in its calculations. The unemployment rate rose 7.1 percent in September, the same rate as seen in August. Economists had expected the rate to ease 6.7 percent....

ukretailsales-july18_17oct19.jpg UK retail sales stagnated in September as consumers were cautious about spending amid uncertainties surrounding Brexit, data from the Office for National Statistics revealed Thursday. Retail sales volume, including auto fuel, was unchanged from the previous month, following a 0.3 percent drop in August. Sales were forecast to fall 0.2 percent.

Poland's average gross wages rose at a less-than-expected rate in September, data from Statistics Poland showed on Thursday. Average gross wages and salaries rose 6.6 percent year-on-year in September. Economists had expected a 7.1 percent rise. On a monthly basis, average gross wages fell 0.8...

South Africa wholesale sales fell in August after a rise in the previous month, data from Statistics South Africa showed on Thursday. Wholesale sales dropped 4.0 percent year-on-year in August, after a 6.7 percent rise in July. In June, sales fell 6.4 percent. On a monthly basis, wholesale sales...

Portugal's producer prices declined for the fourth month in a row in September, figures from Statistics Portugal showed on Thursday. The producer price index decreased 1.8 percent year-on-year in September, following a 1.1 percent fall in August. Excluding the energy grouping, producer prices...

Switzerland's exports rebounded in September, while imports declined, data from the Federal Customs Administration showed on Thursday. Exports rose 2.5 percent month-on-month in September, after a 3.9 percent fall in August. This was the first increase in three months. On a monthly basis, imports...

Switzerland's watch exports grew sharply in September, data from the Federation of Watch Exporters, or FHS, showed on Thursday. Watch exports increased 10.2 percent year-on-year in September. Exports benefited from an additional working day and a favorable base effect in the month, the group said....

Italy's trade surplus rose in August as both exports and imports decreased, data from the statistical office Istat showed on Thursday. Trade surplus increased to EUR 2.58 billion in August from EUR 2.49 billion in the same period last year. In July, trade surplus was EUR 7.61 billion. Exports...

Eurozone construction output declined for the second straight month in August, data from Eurostat showed Thursday. Construction output decreased 0.5 percent month-on-month, following a 0.2 percent drop in July. Building and civil engineering work decreased 0.2 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively....

UK lenders expect the availability loans to the corporate sector to fall in the next three months to end-November, at the fastest rate since early 2008, survey data from the Bank of England showed on Thursday. Bank expect the availability of credit provided to the corporate sector to fall 13.5 percent...

UK retail sales remained flat in September, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Thursday. Retail sales volume, including auto fuel, was unchanged from the previous month, following a 0.3 percent drop in August. Sales were forecast to fall 0.2 percent. Exluding auto fuel, retail...

The Dutch unemployment rate remained steady in September, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Thursday. The ILO jobless rate came in at 3.5 percent in September, the same rate as seen in August. The number of unemployed persons increased to 323,000 in September from 321,000 in...

preview-oct17.jpg Retail sales data from the UK is due on Thursday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 3.30 am ET, Statistics Sweden is scheduled to issue unemployment figures. Economists forecast the jobless rate to fall to 6.7 percent in September from 7.1 percent in August.

uk-aug15_16oct19.jpg UK consumer prices grew at a steady rate, which was below the Bank of England's target, in September and factory gate inflation eased to the weakest in three years, figures from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday. Consumer prices advanced 1.7 percent year-on-year, the same pace of growth as seen in August, and the lowest since late 2016.

Croatia's consumer price inflation remained stable in September, after slowing in the previous month, figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics showed on Wednesday. The consumer price index rose 0.8 percent year-on-year in September, the same rate as seen in August. In July, inflation was 1.1...

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