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    2018-08-03BERetail Sales MoM JUN-0.20%3.0% ?-0.60%00
    2018-08-03BERetail Sales YoY JUN-0.30%-0.1% ?0.10%00
    2018-07-30BEInflation Rate YoY JUL1.30%
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    2018-07-30BEInflation Rate MoM JUL0.16%
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    2018-07-30BEGDP Growth Rate QoQ Adv Q20.30%0.40%11
    2018-07-30BEGDP Growth Rate YoY Adv Q21.50%1.70%11
    2018-07-25BEIndustrial Production YoY MAY4.40%01
    2018-07-25BEIndustrial Production MoM MAY-0.60%01
    2018-07-25BEBusiness Confidence JUL0.0100
    2018-07-20BEConsumer Confidence JUL001