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ifo-nov26_25mar19.jpg Germany's business confidence strengthened in March, after weakening in the previous six months, as businesses were more optimistic regarding the future and the economy's resilience, results of a key survey showed on Monday. The ifo business confidence index rose to 99.6 from a revised 98.7 in February, data from the Munich-based Ifo Institute revealed.

Spain producer price inflation rose in February for the first time in five months, data from the statistical office INE showed on Monday. The producer price index rose 1.9 percent year-on-year in February, after a 1.7 percent increase in each of the previous two months. The producer price inflation...

Austria production index expanded in January from a year ago, data from Statistics Austria showed Monday. The production index that combines both industry and construction advanced a working-day adjusted 8.2 percent year-on-year in January following a 4.4 percent rise in December. Industrial...

Finland's producer price inflation slowed to its lowest level in a year in February, data from Statistics Finland showed on Monday. The producer price index climbed 3.0 percent year-on-year in February, following a 3.2 percent rise in January. The inflation rate was the weakest since since February...

Germany's business confidence strengthened in March, after weakening in the previous six months, reports said Monday citing data from the Munich-based Ifo Institute. The Ifo business confidence index rose to 99.6, while economists' had expected the reading to remain unchanged at February's score...

Germany's private sector grew at its slowest pace in nearly six years, led by a sharp decline in manufacturing, flash data from IHS Markit revealed on Friday. The composite output index fell to a 69-month low of 51.5 in March from 52.8 in February. Economists had forecast a rise of 52.7. Any...

France private sector activity dropped to its lowest level in two months in March with both manufacturing and services falling, amid an intensified decline in new order and exports, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Friday. The flash Composite Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, which combines...

eurozonepmi-oct24_22mar19.jpg Eurozone private sector expanded at the slowest pace in two months in March, amid a deepening downturn in manufacturing, defying expectations for a modest improvement, suggesting that the growth momentum is set to remain sluggish in the 19-nation economy. The flash Eurozone Composite Purchasing Managers' Index rose to a two-month low of 51.3 from 51.9 in February.

Eurozone's current account surplus grew in January from the previous month, preliminary data from the European Central Bank showed on Friday. The current account surplus rose to EUR 37 billion from EUR 16 billion in December. Surpluses in goods, services and primary income accounts were partly...

Eurozone private sector expanded at the slowest pace in two months in March amid a deepening downturn in manufacturing, defying expectations for a modest improvement, flash data from IHS Markit's purchasing managers' survey showed on Friday. The flash Eurozone Composite Purchasing Managers' Index...

ukbank-sep12_21mar19.jpg Bank of England policymakers decided that it was appropriate to keep the interest rate and monetary stimulus unchanged this month as UK lawmakers scramble to secure an extension of the deadline for leaving the European Union. The bank also released results of a survey which showed that "a significantly greater number of companies had judged themselves ready for a no-deal, no-transition Brexit.

norwaycentralbank-062217_21mar19.jpg Norway's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged on Thursday and signaled that the next hike would come in the second half of this year. The Executive Board raised the key policy rate by 25 bps to 1 percent, in line with economists' expectations. The bank had signaled a hike in March in...

The Bank of England kept its key interest rate and bond purchases unchanged on Thursday, and reiterated that a further tightening of policy at a gradual pace may be needed if the economy expands in line with projections. The nine-member Monetary Policy Committee, led by Governor Mark Carney, held...

uk-aug15_21mar19.jpg UK retail sales rose in February, defying expectations for a decline, despite a sharp decline in food sales, preliminary data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Thursday. Retail sales grew 0.4 percent month-on-month after a 0.9 percent rise in January. Sales rose for a second straight month. Economists had forecast a 0.4 percent decline.

Switzerland's central bank on Thursday kept its expansionary monetary policy unchanged by holding the key interest rate unchanged, citing a still strong franc, and trimmed the inflation forecast for this year due to weaker outlook for global economy. The Swiss National Bank left its interest rate...

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