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  • Industrial production down by 2.1% in euro areaEuroStat - Statistics Release
    February 12, 2020

    In December 2019 compared with November 2019, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 2.1% in the euro area (EA19) and by 2.0% in the EU27, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In November 2019, industrial production remained stable in the eur.....

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  • GDP up by 0.1% and employment up by 0.3% in the euro areaEuroStat - Statistics Release
    February 14, 2020

    GDP growth in the euro area and EU27: Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.1% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU27 during the fourth quarter of 2019, compared with the previous quarter, according to a flash estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the third .....

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  • Euro area international trade in goods surplus €23.1 bnEuroStat - Statistics Release
    February 14, 2020

    The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in December 2019 was €186.1 billion, an increase of 4.8% compared with December 2018 (€177.5 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €163.0 bn, a rise of 1.1% compared with December 2018 (€161.2 bn). A.....

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  • Techies, trade, and skill-biased productivityVoxEU - Vox Talks
    January 23, 2019

    Economists have studied the nexus between labour demand, globalisation, and technology adoption for decades, but quantifying the relative importance of these factors is challenging. Using firm-level data from France, this column proposes a new measure of productivity based on the number of workers .....

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  • The impact of regularising migrant workersVoxEU - Vox Talks
    January 24, 2019

    Legalisation of immigrant workers is a simple policy to implement and can be very effective in reducing undeclared labour, yet economists know relatively little about how host economies are affected. This column analyses Italy's largest ever legalisation to examine how the policy affects firms’ .....

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  • Negative interest rate policy and the bank lending channelVoxEU - Vox Talks
    January 24, 2019

    Several central banks implemented negative policy rates in response to the financial crisis, but there is little consensus on the overall effect of this policy. This column examines the transmission of policy rates to bank lending rates, focusing on the case of Sweden. While the first two cuts in ne.....

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