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UK households' assessment of their financial well-being fell to the lowest level in eleven months in February, survey data from the IHS Markit showed on Monday. The IHS Markit Household Finance Index, or HFI, fell to 43.4 from 44.7 in January, marking the lowest reading since March 2018. Job security...

ukhouse-nov01_18feb19.jpg UK housing affordability improved at the fastest pace in eight years in February, but annual house price growth remained weak, survey data from the property market data website Rightmove showed on Monday. UK's annual average wage growth of 3.4 percent outstripped asking prices at the fastest rate since 2011, the survey found.

Bulgaria's consumer price inflation accelerated in January after easing in the previous two months, figures from the National Statistical Institute showed on Friday. The consumer price inflation rose to 3.0 percent in January from 2.7 percent in December. In November, inflation was 3.1 percent. Prices...

ukretail-sep19_15feb19.jpg UK retail sales rebounded strongly at the start of the year, rising at a faster-than-expected pace, led by robust growth in clothing and footwear sales that were supported by price cuts, offering some respite amid the chaotic developments as Brexit looms. Retail sales including auto fuel rose 1 percent from December, when they decreased 0.7 percent.

Poland's consumer price inflation slowed for the fifth consecutive month in January, preliminary data from Statistics Poland showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.9 percent in January following a 1.1 percent increase in December. Inflation has been slowing since hitting 2 percent in August. Price...

Spain's consumer price inflation eased for the third consecutive month in January to its lowest level in twelve months, led by fall in prices of recreation and culture and transport, preliminary data from the statistical office INE showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 1.0 percent year-on-year...

Norway's trade surplus rose in January, with the rise in exports outpacing that in imports, data from Statistics Norway showed on Friday. Exports rose 13.6 percent month-on-month and imports climbed 13 percent. The trade surplus rose to NOK 28.77 billion in January from NOK 25.03 billion in December....

Turkey's retail sales fell for a fourth straight month and at the fastest pace in as many months, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Friday. The retail sales volume dropped a calendar adjusted 9.2 percent year-on-year in December, following a 6.0 percent fall in November. The...

Eurozone's merchandise trade surplus for December cam in below economists' expectations, as exports decreased, while imports were unchanged, figures from the statistical office Eurostat showed on Friday. The seasonally adjusted trade surplus fell to EUR 15.6 billion from EUR 15.8 billion in November....

UK retail sales rebounded strongly at the start of the year, rising at a faster-than-expected pace, led by robust clothing and footwear sales supported by price cuts, preliminary data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Friday. Retail sales including auto fuel rose 1 percent from December,...

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...

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...

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.

The Netherlands' exports eased further for the second straight month in December, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Thursday. The volume of exports fell 2.2 percent year-on-year in December following a 0.8 percent decline in November. Imports rose 1.7 percent annually in...

Germany's wholesale price inflation slowed for the third straight month in January, to the lowest level in eleven months, figures from the Federal Statistical Office showed on Thursday. The wholesale price index climbed 1.1 percent year-on-year in January after a 2.5 percent rise in December. The...

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