Eurozone Inflation Near 2-Year Low
The euro area economy contracted marginally in the third quarter as previously estimated, solely due to weaker global demand, suggesting that the currency bloc is on the verge of a recession. Gross domestic product shrunk 0.1 percent quarterly, offsetting the 0.1 percent expansion in the second quarter, data published by Eurostat showed on Thursday.
RTTNews | 2 days ago
Germany's industrial production declined unexpectedly in October driven by the fall in machinery and equipment output, reinforcing fears of a recession at the end of this year. Industrial production logged a monthly fall of 0.4 percent in October, slower than the revised 1.3 percent decrease in September. However, production marked the fifth consecutive decrease.
RTTNews | 3 days ago
The euro area private sector downturn continued in November with the sustained decline in new business signaling a shallow recession in the region towards the end of the year. The HCOB composite output index registered 47.6, up from a 35-month low of 46.5 in October, the purchasing managers' survey results from S&P Global revealed on Tuesday. Moreover, the score was also above the flash level.
RTTNews | 4 days ago
Euro area investor sentiment rose for a second straight month in December, raising expectations for an economic turnaround at the start of the next year, survey data from the behavioral research institute Sentix showed Monday. The Sentix investor confidence index climbed to -16.8 from -18.6 in November. Economists had forecast a reading of -15.0. The score was the highest since May this year.
RTTNews | 5 days ago
Germany's exports and imports declined unexpected in October amid the weaker trade activity within Europe, preliminary figures from the statistical office Destatis showed Monday. Exports decreased for a second month in a row, down a calendar and seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent month-on-month, while economists were looking for a 1.1 percent gain. In September, shipments fell 2.5 percent.
RTTNews | 6 days ago
Euro area manufacturing sector remained in the contraction zone but deterioration in production and orders slowed, survey results from S&P Global showed on Friday. The final HCOB manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index posted 44.2 in November, up from 43.1 in October. This was the highest since May and above the flash estimate of 43.8.
RTTNews | 8 days ago
Eurozone inflation eased more than expected to the weakest in more than two years in November and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at a lower level, raising hopes that the European Central Bank may cut interest rates earlier than currently forecast. Inflation softened to 2.4 percent in November from 2.9 percent in October, flash data from the statistical office Eurostat revealed Thursday.
RTTNews | 9 days ago
Germany's unemployment rate rose unexpectedly in November as the economic downturn damped job creation, official data revealed on Thursday. The jobless rate rose to 5.9 percent in November, while it was forecast to remain unchanged at 5.8 percent. The rate was the highest in two and a half years.
RTTNews | 9 days ago