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Britons' inflation expectations for the coming year increased in August, the latest Bank of England/Kantar Inflation Attitudes Survey showed on Friday. Inflation for the coming year was seen at 2.7 percent versus 2.4 percent in May. Inflation expectations for the twelve months after that climbed to...

The euro area current account surplus remained unchanged in July, data published by the European Central Bank showed on Friday. The current account surplus came in at EUR 22 billion in July, unchanged from the previous month. The surplus on goods trade increased to EUR 26 billion from EUR 22 billion...

uk aug15 17sep21 UK retail sales declined for the fourth straight month in August, the longest stretch of fall on record, data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Friday. Retail sales including auto fuel dropped unexpectedly by 0.9 percent month-on-month after declining 2.8 percent in July. Sales were forecast to climb 0.5 percent.

Malta's harmonized annual inflation increased mrginally in August, data from the National Statistics Office showed on Friday. The harmonized index of consumer prices, or HICP, rose 0.4 percent year-on-year in August, following a 0.3 percent rise in July. Education cost increased 17.2 percent in...

Eurozone inflation accelerated as initially estimated in August to a near decade high, final data from Eurostat showed on Friday. Inflation rose to 3 percent in August from 2.2 percent in July. This was the highest since November 2011 and also exceeded the European Central Bank's 2 percent target. Rising...

Eurozone's construction output grew for the first time in four months in July, data from Eurostat showed on Friday. The construction output gained 0.1 percent month-on-month in July, after a 0.6 percent decrease in June. Production in building construction increased 0.4 percent monthly in July,...

Poland's average gross wages increased more than expected in August, data from Statistics Poland showed on Friday. Average gross wages and salaries grew 9.5 percent year-on-year in August and amounted to 5843.75 PLN. Economists had forecast a rise of 8.7 percent. On a monthly basis, average gross...

Slovakia's EU measure of inflation increased in August, data from the Statistical Office Of the Slovak Republic showed on Friday. The harmonized index of consumer prices, or HICP, rose 3.3 percent year-on-year in August, after 2.9 percent gain in July. This was in line with economists' expectation. On...

Austria's consumer prices increased in August, data from Statistics Austria showed on Friday. Consumer price inflation rose to 3.2 percent in August from 2.9 percent in July. Inflation based on the harmonized index of consumer prices increased 3.2 percent in August from 2.8 percent in July. On...

UK retail sales declined for the fourth straight month in August, data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Friday. Retail sales including auto fuel dropped unexpectedly by 0.9 percent month-on-month after declining 2.8 percent in July. Sales were forecast to climb 0.5 percent. Excluding...

previewimage aug03 17sep21 Retail sales data from the UK is due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, the Office for National Statistics is scheduled to issue UK retail sales data for August. Sales are forecast to grow 0.5 percent from July, when the volume was down 2.5 percent.

The DIW Berlin lowered its Germany's growth projection for this year, citing supply bottlenecks and material shortages, but raised the outlook for next year. The largest euro area economy is forecast to grow 2.1 percent in 2021, down from the previous outlook of 3.2 percent. However, experts of...

Greece's jobless rate fell in the second quarter, data from the labor force survey from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed on Thursday. The jobless rate decreased to 15.8 percent in the second quarter from 17.1 percent in the first quarter. In the same quarter last year, the unemployment rate...

Italy's trade surplus decreased in July from the same month last year, data published by the statistical office Istat showed on Thursday. The trade surplus decreased to EUR 8.762 billion in July from EUR 9.689 billion in the same month last year. In June, trade surplus was EUR 5.673 billion. Exports...

The euro area trade surplus increased in July on higher shipments, first estimate from Eurostat revealed on Thursday. The trade surplus increased to a seasonally adjusted EUR 13.4 billion from EUR 11.9 billion in June. Exports increased 1 percent month-on-month, while imports grew only 0.3 percent. On...

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