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September 2017: Annual inflation stable at 1.5% in the euro area

Euro area annual inflation was 1.5% in September 2017, stable compared with August 2017.

Fastener Fair France 2018 in Paris

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles will host Fastener Fair France from 28-29 November 2018.

European Construction Industry 2016

A GDP growth of 1.5% to 2.0% per annum in the period 2017-2019 is projected for the 19 Euroconstruct countries.

August 2017: Euro area unemployment at 9.1%

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.1% in August 2017, stable compared to July 2017 and down from 9.9% in August 2016. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since February 2009.

Fastener imports from China surgeing

Imports to the EU of steel fasteners previously subject to anti-dumping measures increased sharply in May.

Quarterly Report on the Euro Area Volume 16, No 2 (2017)

In this edition of the Quarterly Report on the Euro Area, European Commission staff looks at the importance of sequencing and packaging structural economic reforms; the ease of doing business in the euro area; the determinants of trend TFP growth;

Eurozone retail sales growth rebounds in September

Like-for-like sales at eurozone retailers increased for the sixth successive month in September.

Eurozone economic growth accelerates at end of third quarter

The final September Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) numbers round off an impressive third quarter for which the surveys point to GDP rising 0.7%.

Eurozone manufacturing job creation hits survey-record high in September

Conditions in the euro area manufacturing sector strengthened to the greatest extent in over six-and-ahalf years during September.

Technology continues to lead European growth in September

  The latest Europe Sector Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) data from IHS Markit showed that technology again achieved the fastest rate of expansion among seven broad sectors in September. Technology has led the growth rankings in every month of 2017

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