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Belgium's business confidence deteriorated further in August, driven by the weakening sentiment in manufacturing and business-related services sectors, survey results from the National Bank of Belgium showed on Friday. The business confidence index dropped to -5.8 from -5 in July. Economists had...

Lithuania's industrial production rose in July, figures from the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. Industrial production rose 1.2 percent month-on-month in July. Output in water supply rose the most, by 12.7 percent monthly in June, and that in mining and quarrying increased by 5.4 percent....

Austria's production index rose in June, led by a growth in industrial output and construction, data from Statistics Austria showed on Friday. The production index that combines both industry and construction grew 1.3 percent year-on-year in June, after a 0.4 percent fall in May. On a yearly...

ecb-102418_22aug19.jpg The European Central Bank policymakers supported the proposal to design a stimulus package for the euro area as growth is likely to be weaker than earlier forecast, minutes of the July 24-25 Governing Council meeting showed on Thursday.

eurozonepmi-0822.jpg The euro area private sector growth improved unexpectedly in August from a three month-low, but the overall pace of expansion remained subdued amid Germany facing a risk of recession, a closely watched survey showed Thursday. The IHS Markit flash composite output index rose unexpectedly to 51.8 in August from 51.5 in July. Economists had forecast a score of 51.2.

Ireland's wholesale prices fell at a slower rate in July, data from the Central Statistics Office showed on Thursday. The wholesale price index fell 5.9 percent year-on-year in July, after a 6.8 percent decline in June. In May, prices decreased 6.3 percent. On a month-on-month basis, wholesale...

Poland's retail sales rose at a slower-than-expected rate in July, figures from Statistics Poland showed on Thursday. Retail sales climbed 5.7 percent year-on-year in July, after a 7.1 percent increase in the same period last year. Economists had expected a 7.8 percent rise. Sales of furniture,...

British retailers reported the sharpest decline in sales volumes and orders since 2008, the Distributive Trades Survey from the Confederation of British Industry showed Thursday. About 10 percent of respondents reported that sales volumes were up on a year ago in August, while 58 percent said they...

Germany's private sector continued to underperform in August as growth in services activity was countered by a marked contraction in manufacturing, flash survey data from IHS Markit showed Thursday. The flash composite output index rose to 51.4 in August from 50.9 in July. The reading signaled one...

Turkey's consumer confidence rose to the highest level in four months in August, figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Thursday. The consumer confidence index rose to 58.3 in August from 56.5 in July. The index reflecting financial expectations of households in the next 12...

France's private sector rose at the fastest pace in two months in August, the flash survey data from IHS Markit showed on Thursday. The composite output index rose to 52.7 in August from 51.9 in July, results of the monthly Purchasing Managers' survey showed. Economists had forecast a score of 51.8....

The euro area private sector grew at a moderate pace in August, flash survey data from IHS Markit showed Thursday. The composite output index rose unexpectedly to 51.8 in August from a 3-month low of 51.5 in July. Economists had forecast a score of 51.2. Nonetheless, the reading was one of the weakest...

Swiss industrial production grew at a faster pace in the second quarter, the Federal Statistical Office reported Thursday. Industrial production advanced 4.8 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, following a 4.5 percent rise a quarter ago. This was the fastest annual increase in a year. Data...

Denmark's consumer confidence strengthened to a 11-month high in August, survey data from Statistics Denmark showed on Thursday. The consumer confidence index rose sharply to 6.3 in August from 2.9 in July. This was the highest reading since September 2018. The index measuring consumer's view regarding...

preview-aug22.jpg Flash Purchasing Managers' survey data from euro area is due on Thursday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.30 am ET, the Federal Statistical Office is scheduled to publish Swiss industrial output figures for the second quarter. At 3.15 am ET, IHS Markit releases France's composite PMI results. Economists forecast the composite PMI to remain unchanged at 51.9 in August.

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