US stocks fluctuated in early trading, as investors weighed the timing for higher interest rates amid data showing the fastest rise in consumer prices in two years.  Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

(...) back of potential merger activity.Markets also got a lift after data showed Britain’s public sector(...)

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(...) grandmother, who used to cycle from Meath to the Dublin markets three times a week to sell sacks of vegetables(...)

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(...) volumes has yet to kick in and a growth rebound in the US and other important export markets should(...)

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BoJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda acknowledged that the bank’s drive to banish deflation may be swayed by the steep fall in oil prices

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Jyrki Katainen: favours a more market-focused emphasis.  Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty

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Britain still ranks as Ireland’s main food export destination and by some way, accounting for nearly 40 per cent of all food exports.   Photograph: Bloomberg

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