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Switzerland's exports rose for the first time in four months, while imports declined in January, data from the Federal Customs Administration showed on Thursday. Exports increased by a real 1.7 percent month-on-month in January, after a 2.0 percent fall in December. Imports fell 1.8 percent in...

The Dutch jobless rate fell in January, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Thursday. The ILO jobless rate for the 15-75 year old age group declined to seasonally- adjusted 3.0 percent in January from 3.2 percent in December. The latest unemployment rate was the lowest seen in...

Dutch consumer confidence decline slowed in February, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Thursday. The consumer confidence index rose to minus 2 in February from minus 3 in January. A similar reading was seen in December. Nonetheless, the consumer confidence index has remained...

imf-oct09_19feb20.jpg Global economy is set for a fragile and shallow recovery and the coronavirus outbreak in China is posing a new threat to the outlook, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday.

Belgian consumers were less pessimistic for a second straight month in February, survey data from the National Bank of Belgium showed on Wednesday. The consumer confidence index rose to -4 from -6 in January. In December, the reading was -8. This new boost of confidence is reflected in all components...

turkey-may31_19feb20.jpg Turkey's central bank cut interest rates for a sixth policy session in a row, citing continued economic recovery and the need to sustain a disinflation path. The Monetary Policy Committee, led by Governor Murat Uysal, slashed the policy rate, which is the one-week repo auction rate, to 10.75 percent...

Euro area current account surolus grew in December after dropping in the previous month and the surplus for the full year 2019 was largely unchanged from a year ago, preliminary figures from the European Central Bank showed on Wednesday. The current account surplus rose to EUR 332.561 billion from...

Eurozone construction output declined in December after rising in the previous month, Eurostat reported on Wednesday. The construction output dropped 3.1 percent month-on-month in December, after a 0.7 percent rise in November. In October, output fell 0.7 percent. The decline was driven by a 3.6...

Poland's average gross wages grew at a faster-than-expected rate in January, data from Statistics Poland showed on Wednesday. Average gross wages and salaries rose 7.1 percent year-on-year in January and amounted to 5282.80. Economists had expected a 6.7 percent increase. On a monthly basis, average...

ukinflation-aug15_19feb20.jpg UK consumer price inflation rose more-than-expected in January, after easing in the previous month, to its highest level in six months, led by higher petrol prices. The consumer price index rose 1.8 percent year-on-year following a 1.3 percent increase in December, preliminary data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Wednesday. Economists had forecast 1.6 percent inflation.

Portugal's producer prices fell for the eighth month in a row in January, figures from Statistics Portugal showed on Wednesday. The producer price index decreased 1.9 percent year-on-year in January, following a 2.3 percent decline in December. Excluding the energy group, producer prices fell 2.2...

Sweden's consumer price inflation eased to the lowest in thirty-four months in December, data from Statistics Sweden showed on Wednesday. The consumer price index climbed 1.3 percent year-on-year in January, after a 1.8 percent rise in December. Economists had expected a 1.7 percent increase. A similar...

Finland consume price inflation was the highest in five months in January, data from Statistics Finland showed on Thursday. The consumer price index rose 1.0 percent year-on-year in January, following a 0.9 percent increase in December. A similar rate of inflation was seen in August last year. Increase...

germanyindustrialproduction-oct08_18feb20.jpg Germany's economic sentiment logged a steep fall in February as investors increasingly grew concerned about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in China, results of a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday. The investor confidence indicator slumped to 8.7 from 26.7 in January, survey results...

uk-unemployment-041217_18feb20.jpg UK employment increased further in the three months to December to set a fresh record, while joblessness remained unchanged, indicating the resilience of the labor market amid the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the general election. The number of employed rose 180,000 from the previous three...

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