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Morale of French manufacturers improved unexpectedly in June as they were confident about past, and future production trends, survey data from the statistical office INSEE showed on Thursday. The business climate index for the manufacturing sector rose to 108 in June from 106 in May. Meanwhile, the...

eurozonepmi 042117 23jun22 The euro area private sector expanded at the slowest pace in more than a year in June as the manufacturing output contracted for the first time in two years and growth in the service sector eased sharply, preliminary data from S&P Global showed on Thursday. The flash composite output index fell to a 16-month low of 51.9 in June from 54.8 in the previous month.

Sweden's producer price inflation rose at a faster rate in May, figures from Statistics Sweden showed on Thursday. The producer price index increased 24.4 percent year-on-year in May, following a 23.8 percent gain in April. In March, producer prices rose 24.5 percent. Prices rose the most in the...

Hungary's unemployment rate continued to decline in the March to May period, data from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed on Thursday. The jobless rate fell to 3.4 percent during the March-May period from 3.5 percent in the three months to April. The number of unemployed persons decreased...

Norway's unemployment rate declined marginally in April and employment increased, the labor force survey data from Statistics Norway showed on Thursday. The jobless rate dropped to 3.2 percent in April from 3.3 percent in January. The unemployment rate for April indicates the average for March...

ukpublicfinancedata july19 23jun22 The UK budget deficit exceeded the official estimate in May as higher inflation pushed up interest payments on government debt, the Office for National Statistics said Thursday. Public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks, declined GBP 4.0 billion from the previous year to GBP 14.0 billion in May. Economists had forecast the deficit to fall to GBP 12 billion.

Lithuania's industrial production expanded in May, largely driven by a robust increase in electricity output, data from Statistics Lithuania showed on Thursday. Industrial production climbed a working-day adjusted 4.3 percent year-on-year in May. Production in the electricity sector alone surged...

preview nov05 23jun22 Flash Purchasing Managers' survey results from eurozone and the UK are due on Thursday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, the Office for National Statistics releases UK public sector finance data for May. The budget deficit is expected to narrow to GBP 13.2 billion from GBP 17.8 billion in April.

The Czech National Bank on Wednesday raised its key policy rate for a ninth policy session in a row as policymakers expect the inflationary pressures to remain elevated for some time.

Euro area consumer confidence unexpectedly eroded in June, after a modest improvement in the previous month, preliminary survey data from the European Commission showed Wednesday. The flash consumer confidence dropped to -23.6 from -21.1 in May. Economists had forecast a score of -20.5. The reading...

Belgium's consumer confidence showed its recovering trend for the third straight month in June, survey data from the National Bank of Belgium showed on Wednesday. The consumer confidence indicator rose to -11 in June from -13 in the previous month. Consumers' opinion on the general economic situation...

Iceland's central bank hiked its benchmark rate by another one percentage point to a five-year high to ensure that inflation eases back to the target within an acceptable time frame. The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Iceland, on Wednesday, decided to raise the key seven-day term...

Sweden's jobless rate increased to the highest level in nine months in May, figures from Statistics Sweden showed on Wednesday. The jobless rate rose to 8.5 percent in May from 8.2 percent in April and March. A similar higher rate of unemployment was seen in August last year. In the same month...

Turkey's consumer confidence weakened in June, figures from the consumer tendency survey carried out by Turkstat and the central bank showed on Wednesday. The consumer confidence index fell to 63.4 in June from 67.6 in May. A score below 100 indicates that pessimists outnumber optimists. The...

Poland's retail sales grew at a softer pace in May, figures from Statistics Poland showed on Monday. At constant prices, retail sales rose 8.2 percent year-on-year in May, after a 13.9 percent gain in the same month last year. The overall annual growth in April was largely driven by an 18.0 percent...

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