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Exports keep Germany economic growth strong

Trade was the biggest factor in Germany's economy growing by 0.4 percent between April and June. as exports rose 1.2 percent. State spending and private consumption also contributed.

Trade was the biggest factor in Germany's economy growing by 0.4 percent between April and June. as exports rose 1.2 percent. State spending and private consumption also contributed.

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Eurozone business activity still muted in July, retail sales flat

Business activity in the eurozone was slightly better than predicted in July but growth remained muted and what there was came mostly from a surge in Germany.

Business activity in the eurozone was slightly better than predicted in July but growth remained muted and what there was came mostly from a surge in Germany.

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Eurozone GDP growth slows in Q2, French economy stalls

The eurozone's economic growth slowed between April and June. It was 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter, half of the 0.6 percent growth recorded in the first three months of 2016.

The eurozone's economic growth slowed between April and June. It was 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter, half of the 0.6 percent growth recorded in the first three months of 2016.

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Unilever and Roche results better than expected

Consumer goods giant Unilever has reported better then expected Q2 sales. Swiss drugmaker Roche also beat market expectations.

Consumer goods giant Unilever has reported better then expected Q2 sales. Swiss drugmaker Roche also beat market expectations.

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US jobs jump in June

US payrolls increased by 287,000 in June as manufacturers and retailers boosted hiring, confirming the economy has regained speed.

US payrolls increased by 287,000 in June as manufacturers and retailers boosted hiring, confirming the economy has regained speed.

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UK retail in rude health for now!

Retail sales in the UK are in rude health after a big April; the bonanza has run into May.

Retail sales in the UK are in rude health after a big April; the bonanza has run into May.

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UK jobless levels lowest since 2005

Unemployment in the UK has fallen to its lowest levels since 2005, according to the latest figures.

Unemployment in the UK has fallen to its lowest levels since 2005, according to the latest figures.

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Eurozone GDP growth revised upwards for Q1

It seems the eurozone's economic growth was slightly better than previously thought in the first three months of this year, but still nothing to shout about.

It seems the eurozone's economic growth was slightly better than previously thought in the first three months of this year, but still nothing to shout about.

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Weak US jobs numbers mean interest rate rise still some way off

US employers created the fewest number of jobs in more than five years in May, just 38,000, making it difficult for the Federal Reserve to justify raising interest rates in the near future.

US employers created the fewest number of jobs in more than five years in May, just 38,000, making it difficult for the Federal Reserve to justify raising interest rates in the near future.

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ECB says growth prospect slightly better, but still many risks

ECB President Mario Draghi said the prospects for eurozone economic growth are looking slightly better this year and it's the same story for inflation, but there are still many risks.

ECB President Mario Draghi said the prospects for eurozone economic growth are looking slightly better this year and it's the same story for inflation, but there are still many risks.