Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Swedish November Retail Sales -0.6% On Month

Swedish November Retail Sales -0.6% On Month

The following is a press release from Statistiska Centralbyran, or SCB, the Swedish central government authority for official statistics.

STOCKHOLM--Swedish retail trade sales decreased by 0.6% in November compared to October, seasonally adjusted figures. Compared to November 2008, the retail trade sales increased by 3.6%.

Retail trade for mostly food increased by 0.7% compared to November 2008 and retail trade for mostly durables increased by 6.0%.

Statistics Sweden Web site: www.scb.se

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December 29, 2009 03:30 ET (08:30 GMT)


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DATA SNAP: Italy Dec Business Confidence Rises To 18-Mo High

DATA SNAP: Italy Dec Business Confidence Rises To 18-Mo High

By Liam Moloney and Chiara Vasarri

Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

ROME (Dow Jones)--Italian business confidence rose more than expected in December to its highest level in 18 months as the country emerged from recession, with expectations of output recovering and the outlook for foreign orders improving, figures showed Tuesday.

The business confidence index in the European Union's fourth-largest economy rose in December to 82.6 from an upwardly revised 79.4 in November, state-funded research center ISAE said.

December's reading was the highest since June 2008, it added.

Three economists polled by Dow Jones Newswires had forecast an increase in the index to 79.5 in December.

The ISAE business sentiment survey was carried out between Dec. 1-18.

Web site: www.isae.it

-By Liam Moloney and Chiara Vasarri; Dow Jones Newswires; +39 06 697 66923; chiara.vasarri@dowjones.com

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December 29, 2009 03:49 ET (08:49 GMT)


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