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Austria's manufacturing activity expanded at the slowest pace in sixteen months in May as new orders contracted sharply amid rising price pressures, survey data from S&P Global showed on Friday. The UniCredit Bank Austria manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index fell to a 16-month low of 56.6 in May...

Slovenia's retail sales decreased at the start of the second quarter, data from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed on Friday. Retail trade turnover declined 7.8 percent month-on-month in April. Except automotive fuel, the monthly fall in retail sales was 1.0 percent. Sales...

Eurozone money supply expanded at a slower pace in April, while the growth in loans to the private sector accelerated, data from the European Central Bank showed on Friday. The broad monetary aggregates M3 grew at a pace of 6.0 percent in April, slower than the 6.3 percent increase posted in March....

Italy non-EU trade balance swung to deficit in April from a year ago, data from the statistical office Istat showed on Friday. The non-EU trade balance registered a deficit of EUR 2.292 billion in April versus a surplus of EUR 4.858 billion in the same month last year. In March, the trade deficit...

Lithuania's retail sales growth eased for the third successive month in April, figures from the statistical office showed Friday. Retail sales, excluding VAT, rose a calendar-adjusted 2.7 percent year-over-year in April, much slower than March's 8.0 percent increase. Retail sale of automotive fuel...

Sweden's retail sales growth increased in April after easing in the previous month, figures from Statistics Sweden showed on Friday. Retail sales rose a working-day adjusted 2.4 percent year-on-year in April, following a 1.8 percent increase in March. A similar growth was seen in February. Sales...

Finland's consumer confidence improved marginally and industrial sentiment weakened in May, separate survey results showed on Friday. The consumer confidence index increased to -11.6 in May from -11.7 in April, Statistics Finland said. The reading improved for the first time in three months. Only...

Spain retail sales recovered unexpectedly in April, data from the statistical office INE revealed on Friday. Retail sales expanded by adjusted 1.5 percent year-on-year, reversing March's 4.1 percent decrease in March. Sales were forecast to drop 1.9 percent. On an unadjusted basis, retail sales...

preview aug02 27may22 The monetary aggregates data from Eurozone is the only major statistical report due on Friday. At 3.00 am ET, Spain's INE is slated to publish retail sales for April. Sales are forecast to drop 1.9 percent annually, slower than the 4.2 percent decrease in March.

Italy's consumer confidence improved more-than-expected in May, after worsening in the previous month, survey results from the statistical office Istat showed on Thursday. The consumer confidence index rose to 102.7 in May from 100.0 in April, which was the lowest reading since November 2020. Economists...

Italy's industrial turnover rose for the third straight month in March, data from the statistical office Istat showed on Thursday. Industrial turnover increased 2.4 percent month-on-month in March, after a 2.9 percent growth in February. Domestic turnover rose 2.6 percent monthly in March, the...

Hungary's unemployment rate declined further in the February to April period, while it remained stable for the month of April, data from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed on Thursday. The jobless rate fell to 3.5 percent in February to April period from 3.7 percent during January-March....

UK car production declined in April largely due to the shortage of semi-conductors, the impact of the war in Ukraine on supply chains, model changes and structural changes in industry, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, or SMMT, said on Thursday. Car production decreased 11.3 percent...

bank of russia1 020918 26may22 Russia's central bank slashed its key interest rate sharply by 300 basis points, on Thursday, citing a slowdown in inflation and the recovery in the currency exchange rate. At an emergency meeting, the Board of Directors of Bank of Russia decided to cut the benchmark rate to 11.00 percent from 14.00 percent.

Turkey's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged for the fifth straight meeting despite surging inflation. The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, governed by Sahap Kavcioglu, decided to retain the one-week repo rate at 14.00 percent. The outcome of...

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