US jobless claims near lowest since 2007

Brazil unemployment declines and inflation lower than forecast

US retail sales exceed expectations

Italy’s inflation remains subdued

Big increase in US producer prices

UK construction output falls and India’s trade balance narrows

Italy production falls as France edges up

Greek unemployment slips slightly lower

US mortgage applications fall

UK trade deficit narrows, while German imports rise

Industrial output across Europe rises

UK, Hungary and Turkey all record increases in production

Indonesia reclaims trade surplus

South African PMI slips and Thai consumer prices rise

Japan industrial production falls

Turkey’s gross domestic product rises in fourth quarter

German business confidence holds steady

Little indication Crimean crisis has dented sentiment

China and eurozone PMI, Taiwan jobs data

China data show contraction but news better in eurozone and Taiwan

S Africa inflation edges higher

South African inflation rises to 5.9% while retail sales climb

Chile economy shrinks, Italy exports drop

South American country’s GDP falls 0.1% quarter on quarter

Brazil’s monthly GDP beats expectations

UK trade deficit widens while the Netherlands posts a surplus

China and Malaysia output slows

South Africa output volume increases as strikes end

Turkey and S Africa aided by weaker currencies

Current account deficits in both economies narrow

Germany’s trade surplus widens

Czech wages decline and NZ retail spending rises

Japan grows 0.7%, China exports fall 18%

Fourth-quarterly expansion is Japan’s weakest for a year

Australian trade surplus leaps

Protests push Thai consumer confidence lower

Japan trade deficit, Norway output

A 5.8 per cent drop in exports drives Japan trade deficit

Swiss economy slows, French confidence slips

German import prices fall and New Zealand imports drop