EU Economy Brief

EU Economy Brief 45/2017

GDP growth in the EU revised upwards to 2.3% in 2017 - Consumer credit in the euro area grew at a rate of 6.7% in Q3 2017 - Industrial producer prices in the EU rose by 0.6% in September 2017 - German economy expected to grow 2.0% in 2017 - Steady progress on non-performing loans reduction more

EU Economy Brief 44/2017

Annual inflation in the euro area fell slightly to 1.4% - GDP in the EU and the euro area expanded by 2.5% - Euro-area unemployment fell to 8.9% - Bank of England increased its interest rate from 0.25% to 0.5% - Amid weak public investment, private sector drives EU investment recovery more

EU Economy Brief 43/2017

Government deficit in the EU increased slightly to -1.3% of GDP - Spanish economics ministry lowers its growth forecast for 2018 to 2.3% - Private sector survey shows French business sentiment more favourable than expected - Euro area bank survey suggests easing of credit standards for loans to households - ECB halves asset purchases to €30bn per month more

EU Economy Brief 42/2017

From January to August 2017, EU external trade was up 9.3% - ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment in Germany climbed - UK real wages fell by 0.3% in June-August, compared to last year - Average ratio of people aged 65 and over to those of working age to rise to 53% by 2050 - Rate of people at risk of poverty climbed in Europe’s South and fell in the East since 2008 more

EU Economy Brief 41/2017

Euro-area GDP growth projections upgraded - Today, only 5% of global investment-grade bonds yield above 4% - Business investment rate in the euro area climbed to 23.2% - House prices in the EU rose at an annual rate of 4.4% - Cohesion policy funding makes up more than half of total public investment in 7 EU countries more