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Turkey's trade deficit widened in September, amid a rise in exports and imports, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Friday. The trade deficit increased to $4.828 billion in September from $1.667 billion in the same month last year. In August, the trade deficit was $6.3 billion. Exports...

Denmark's jobless rate fell further in September, figures from Statistics Denmark showed on Friday. The gross unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 4.8 percent in September from 4.9 percent in August. The gross unemployment fell by 1,400 to 136,300 in September from 137,700 in the preceding...

Dutch retail sales grew at a softer pace in September, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Friday. Retail sales grew 7.6 percent year-on-year in September, after a 10.4 percent increase in August. On a working day adjusted basis, sales rose 10.2 percent from last year. Sales...

Spain's economy recovered from a recession in the third quarter driven by household spending, investment and exports, preliminary data from the statistical office INE showed Friday. Gross domestic product surged 16.7 percent sequentially, in contrast to a 17.8 percent fall in the second quarter and...

Estonia's industrial production declined, while retail sales rose in September, data from Statistics Estonia showed on Friday. Industrial production declined a working-day adjusted 2.0 percent year-on-year in September. "Among the activities with the largest shares, the biggest decrease was recorded...

French consumer prices remained flat in October, flash data from the statistical office Insee showed on Friday. On a yearly basis, consumer prices remained unchanged for the second straight month in October. Final data is due on November 13. The harmonized index of consumer prices also remained...

ukhouseprices nov30 30oct20 UK house prices rose for a fourth straight month and the annual rate of increase hit a five-year high in October, survey data from the Nationwide Building Society showed on Friday. The seasonally adjusted house price inflation accelerated to 5.8 percent, the highest rate since January 2015, from 5.0 percent in September. Economists had expected 5.2 percent increase.

Germany's retail sales declined more than expected in September, data from Destatis revealed Friday. Retail sales fell by real 2.2 percent month-on-month, in contrast to a 1.8 percent rise in August. Economists had forecast a monthly decrease of 0.8 percent. Year-on-year, growth in retail sales...

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francefalg april30 30oct20 With the gradual easing of restriction to curb the spread of coronavirus, the French economy recovered at a faster than expected pace in the third quarter, preliminary data from the statistical office Insee showed on Friday. Gross domestic product expanded 18.2 percent after logging a sharp 13.7 percent contraction in the second quarter. Economists had forecast a sequential growth of 15.4 percent.

preview oct30 30oct20 Flash quarterly national accounts, consumer prices and unemployment reports from the euro area are due on Friday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news. At 2.30 am ET, the French statistical office Insee is set to publish first estimate for the third quarter GDP and household consumption for September. The economy is forecast to grow 15.4 percent sequentially.

christinelagarde 070319 29oct20 European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde on Thursday hinted at a move by the central bank in December as the risks are clearly tilted to the downside due to a resurgence in the coronavirus infections that is going to hurt economic activity significantly in the fourth quarter of this year.

ecb 102418 29oct20 European Central Bank left its key interest rates and massive stimulus unchanged on Thursday, citing a highly uncertain outlook amid a resurgence in the Covid-19 pandemic, and hinted at a move in December when the latest set of macroeconomic projections will be available. The main refi rate was retained at a record low zero percent and the deposit rate was kept at -0.50 percent, as expected.

Germany's consumer prices declined for the second straight month in October largely due to the reduction in the value added tax, preliminary data from Destatis showed on Thursday. Consumer prices fell 0.2 percent on year, the same rate of decrease as seen in September. Economists had forecast an...

Latvia's retail sales grew at a faster pace in September, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed on Thursday. Retail sales increased a calendar adjusted 5.9 percent year-over-year in September, following a 4.3 percent rise in August. Turnover of retail trade in automotive fuels gained...

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