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  • Employment up by 0.4% in both the euro area and the EU28EuroStat - Statistics Release
    September 11, 2018

    The number of persons employed increased by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 in the second quarter of 2018 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the first quarter of 2018, emp.....

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  • Industrial production down by 0.8% in euro areaEuroStat - Statistics Release
    September 12, 2018

    In July 2018 compared with June 2018, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.8% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In June 2018, industrial production fell by 0.8% in the euro area and by 0.....

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  • Take a look at how your region compares to othersEuroStat - Statistics Release
    September 13, 2018

    Is life expectancy in your region higher than in other regions of the European Union (EU)? What is the quality of life in your region? How much entrepreneurial activity takes place is your region? How much money is invested in research and innovation? Is your region richer than others? Which region .....

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  • Foreign expansion, competition, and bank riskVoxEU - Vox Talks
    September 20, 2018

    There is a general consensus that lax monetary policy and banking globalisation were two critical factors behind the Global Crisis. This column explores how banks’ decisions to enter foreign markets impacted their individual and systemic risk. Results from a sample of European banks suggest that b.....

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  • Strikes and local politicsVoxEU - Vox Talks
    September 20, 2018

    Conflicts in the labour market are detrimental to economic growth and welfare. Sweden was among the countries with the highest incidents of industrial disputes in the 1920s, but experienced declining levels from the 1930s onward. Using Swedish data from 1919 to 1938, this column shows that towns wit.....

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  • Cross-country differences in risk attitudes towards financial investmentVoxEU - Vox Talks
    September 21, 2018

    Despite a considerable premium on equity compared to risk-free assets, many households do not own any financial investments. Personal risk preferences play a crucial role in understanding this economic behaviour. This column analyses financial risk attitudes across 15 countries and identifies releva.....

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