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Pessimism among Belgium's households eased in July as their assessment of the future economic situation and savings were less gloomy, survey data from the National Bank of Belgium showed on Friday. The consumer confidence index edged up to -6 from -7 in June. The reading was -5 in May. The sub-index...

Italy's current account surplus increased in May from previous year, data from Bank of Italy showed on Friday. The current account surplus rose to EUR 2.59 billion from EUR 1.86 billion in the same period last year. The surplus on trade in goods climbed to 4.9 billion from EUR 3.9 billion in the...

ukpublicfinancedata-july19.jpg The UK budget deficit widened to the highest June level in four years on bigger government spending, the Office for National Statistics reported Friday. Public sector net borrowing excluding public sector banks rose by GBP 3.8 billion from the previous year to GBP 7.2 billion, the highest June borrowing since 2015 and well above the expectations of GBP 3.9 billion.

Latvia's producer price inflation slowed further in June, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed on Friday. The producer price index climbed 2.5 percent year-on-year in June, following a 3.1 percent increase in May. Among the main groups, water supply grew 9.9 percent annually in...

Slovenia's output price inflation eased further in June, figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed on Friday. Output prices slowed 0.5 percent year-on-year in June, following a 1.0 percent increase in May. Energy prices rose 11.5 percent annually in June, while prices...

Poland's retail sales grew at a slower-than-expected rate in June, figures from Statistics Poland showed on Friday. Retail sales climbed 3.7 percent year-on-year in June, after an 8.2 percent rise in the same month last year. Economists had expected a 6.0 percent increase. Sales of textiles,...

The UK budget deficit widened to the highest June level since 2015, the Office for National Statistics reported Friday. Public sector net borrowing excluding public sector banks, rose by GBP 3.8 billion from the previous year to GBP 7.2 billion, the highest June borrowing since 2015. The expected...

The euro area current account surplus increased in May, data from the European Central Bank showed Friday. The current account surplus rose to a seasonally adjusted EUR 30 billion in May from EUR 22 billion in April. The surplus in trade in goods increased to EUR 27 billion from EUR 23 billion....

Germany's producer price inflation slowed in June, figures from Destatis showed Friday. Producer prices advanced 1.2 percent year-on-year in June, slower than the 1.9 percent increase seen in May and the expected rate of 1.5 percent. Excluding energy, producer prices gained 0.9 percent from last...

preview-july19.jpg Public sector finance data from the UK is due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, Destatis is scheduled to issue Germany's producer prices for June. Economists forecast prices to fall 0.1 percent on month and to rise 1.5 percent annually.

ukretailsales-july18.jpg UK retail sales recovered unexpectedly in June suggesting that wage growth boosted household spending at the end of the second quarter, data from the Office for National Statistics revealed Thursday. After falling for two straight months, retail sales volume increased 1 percent month-on-month in June, largely driven by non-food product sales. Sales were forecast to fall 0.3 percent after easing

Poland's industrial production fell unexpectedly in June, figures from the Statistics Poland showed on Thursday. Industrial production declined 2.7 percent year-on-year in June. Economists had expected a 2.0 percent rise. Among components, production of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning...

Demand for secured lending for house purchases rose significantly in the second quarter, signaling an improvement in the housing market, a closely-watched survey showed Thursday. According to the credit conditions survey, published by the Bank of England, British lenders expect demand for secured...

UK retail sales recovered unexpectedly in June, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Thursday. Retail sales volume increased 1 percent month-on-month in June largely driven by non-food product sales. Sales were forecast to fall 0.3 percent after easing 0.6 percent in May. Likewise,...

Switzerland's exports decreased marginally in June amid a faster growth in imports, data from the Federal Customs Administration showed Thursday. Exports dropped by real 0.1 percent on month in June, but slower than the 0.4 percent decrease logged in May. Meanwhile, growth in imports improved to 1.4...

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