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Spain Jobless Rate Drops In Q2

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Spain’s unemployment rate declined in the second quarter, the statistical office INE showed Thursday. The jobless rate dropped to 15.28 percent from 16.74 percent in the previous quarter. The number of unemployed persons decreased 306,000 to 3.49 million in the second quarter. On a yearly basis, unemployment declined by 424,200. Data showed that job creation […]

U.S. Dollar Climbs Against Majors

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The U.S. dollar advanced against its major counterparts in early European deals on Thursday. The greenback strengthened to 1.3175 against the pound, 0.9935 against the franc and 1.1706 against the euro, from its early 9-day low of 1.3213, 3-day lows of 0.9903 and 1.1744, respectively. The greenback recovered to 1.3050 against the loonie and 110.84 […]

Sweden Economic Sentiment Improves Unexpectedly

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Sweden’s economic confidence improved unexpectedly in July to the highest level in six months, underpinned by strong signals from manufacturing, survey results published by the National Institute of Economic Research showed Thursday. The economic sentiment indicator rose to 109.6 in July from 108.7 in June. Meanwhile, the index was forecast to fall to 108.0. The […]

France Consumer Sentiment Remains Stable In July

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French consumer confidence remained stable in July, survey data from the statistical office Insee showed Thursday. The consumer sentiment index held steady at 97 in July. The indicator remained below its long-term average of 100 for the third consecutive month. Households’ balance of opinion on their expected personal situation improved slightly to -11 from -13, […]

Yen Advances Against Majors

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The Japanese yen drifted higher against its major counterparts in early European deals on Thursday. The yen advanced to more than a 2-week high of 110.59 against the greenback, from a low of 111.04 hit at 5:00 pm ET. The yen rose to 129.76 against the euro, 111.55 against the franc and 145.92 against the […]

Norway Jobless Rate Falls Less Than Expected

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Norway’s unemployment rate decreased less than expected in May, survey figures from Statistics Norway showed Thursday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate dropped to 3.8 percent in May from 3.9 percent in February. The rate was expected to fall to 3.7 percent. Unemployment declined by 1,000 from February to 106,000 in May, which was clearly within […]

German Consumer Confidence Set To Drop In August

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Germany’s consumer confidence is set to weaken slightly in August, survey data from market research group GfK showed Thursday. The forward-looking consumer sentiment index fell to 10.6 in August from 10.7 in July. The score was forecast to remain unchanged at 10.7. The survey showed that income expectations and propensity to buy were able to […]

Singapore Industrial Production Growth Slows Less Than Forecast

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Singapore’s industrial production growth eased at a slower-than-expected pace in June, preliminary figures from the Economic Development Board showed Thursday. Manufacturing output advanced 7.4 percent year-over-year in June, well below the 12.9 percent spike in May. The growth was expected to slow markedly to 3.3 percent. Excluding biomedical manufacturing, output expanded by 5.9 percent. All […]

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