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Food prices fall for first time in three months

New York, 06/02/2014 - Global food prices declined for the first time in three months as lower prices for cereals, sugars, oils and meat outstripped gains in dairy values, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today. The Rome-based agency said its Food Price Index averaged 203.4 points in January, which is 1.3 per cent below December and 4.4 per cent below January 2013. more...


Ifo Economic Climate Indicator in the euro area continues to rise

Munich, 06/02/2014 - The Ifo Indicator for the economic climate in the euro area continued to rise. The improvement was mainly due to far less unfavourable assessments of the current economic situation. The economic outlook for the next six months remains unchanged at the highest level for around three years. more...


Eurozone economy expands at fastest pace since June 2011

London, 05/02/2014 - Output in the eurozone economy expanded for the seventh successive month in January. At 52.9, up from 52.1 in December, the final Markit Eurozone PMI® Composite Output Index posted its highest reading since June 2011, but nudged lower from the flash estimate of 53.2. more...


Energy and climate policy: Europe is not alone

Berlin, 05/02/2014 - To date, the European Union has been at the forefront of international climate protection. But there are now a number of other countries also pursuing a proactive energy and climate policy. They are increasingly investing in renewable energies, exploiting potential energy efficiencies in industry, buildings and transportation, and contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through carbon prices. more...


Industrial producer prices up by 0.2% in both euro area and EU28

Brussels, 04/02/2014 - In December 2013, compared with November 2013, industrial producer prices rose by 0.2% in both the euro area (EA17) and the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In November prices fell by 0.1% in both zones. more...


Automotive US retail networks are under pressure: 200,000 jobs could be lost by 2020

Detroit, 04/02/2014 - Automotive dealers in the US made a historic comeback in profits in an industry that was plagued by bankruptcies just four years earlier. The post-crisis recovery of automotive dealerships has certainly made this industry look attractive again. But is this revival based on solid foundations? more...


Banks need to employ more people to prepare for tougher regulatory stress tests

London, 31/01/2014 - A new report from PwC has revealed that banks do not have enough employees dedicated to preparing for tougher regulatory stress tests. The report, Passing the stress test, based on a global survey of 24 mainly non-US banks, found that, overall, participating banks are confident that they meet current regulatory requirements but that they underestimate the amount of resource needed to meet the demands of a tougher regulatory stress testing regime. more...


Deal momentum in power and renewables sector shifts to the upside

London, 28/01/2014 - After a year in which M&A activity in the power sector moved down a gear, deal activity is set for a return to an upward trend during 2014, according to PwC’s annual Power and Renewables Deals report released today. more...


PMI hits highest since June 2011, signalling strengthening economic recovery

London, 23/01/2014 - The euro area private sector economy grew for a seventh consecutive month in January, according to the flash Markit Eurozone PMI, with the rate of growth accelerating to the fastest since June 2011. The headline PMI (which tracks output across both manufacturing and services) rose from 52.1 in December to 53.2. more...


Foreign companies in India to expand presence

London, 23/01/2014 - India has a strong foothold in investors’ emerging market strategies, despite the recent slowdown in economic activity, according to Enabling the prospects, EY’s 2014 Indian Attractiveness Survey. Of the respondents who have an emerging markets strategy, nearly a fifth said that India accounts for more than 20% of their total capital allocated for the developing world. more...


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