Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

An initially positive start to the quarter for stocks in Europe and the United States fizzled out as a mostly disappointing batch of economic reports (...)

A worker assembles stand mixers on the production line at the Whirlpool . Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Ireland’s manufacturing sector is continuing to expand with exporters benefiting from a weak euro. Investec’s latest manufacturing purchasing manager(...)

The Irish manufacturing sector expanded at its slowest rate in 18 months in August as demand for new orders at home and abroad softened, a survey sho(...)

Growth of Irish consumer spending quickened again in July

Consumer spending rose to 6.1 per cent in the year to July, up from 5.6 per cent in June and the strongest expansion since last September, according t(...)

Manufacturing  was down again in China in July, the fifth month in a row of contraction in the sector.  Photograph:  Natalie Behring/Reuters

China’s factory activity shrank more than initially estimated in July, contracting by the most in two years as new orders fell, dashing hopes that the(...)

Ireland’s services sector grew at its fastest rate in nine years in June driven by increases in new business and prices charged. Investec’s latest Pur(...)

Simon Barry of Ulster Bank: “Activity rose sharply again last month with the headline PMI index accelerating from 57.2 to 63.3”

The building industry’s revival gathered speed in May, which marked its strongest month of growth since November, according to figures released today(...)

Activity in the services sector expanded again last month, albeit at a slower rate. Investec’s latest Purchasing Managers’ Index fell slightly to 60.6(...)

China’s factories suffered their fastest drop in activity in a year in April as new orders shrank, a private business survey showed on Monday, harden(...)

Ireland’s manufacturing sector remains in expansion mode with the weak euro continuing to bolster trade.However, Investec’s latest Manufacturing Purch(...)