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(...)

Domino’s Pizza: results out Thursday. Photograph: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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TODAY Results: Hasbro; M&T Bank; Morgan Stanley; Sanmina. Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Feb); US Chicago Fed national activity index (...)

Dublin dole queue: jobless rate is likely to have fallen slightly to 10 per cent. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Watch out for politicians dining out on positive news this week, as a slew of economic indicators is expected to tell a pretty upbeat tale.A snapshot (...)

Out tomorrow: euro zone CPI. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
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TODAY Indicators: US personal spending (February) and pending home sales (February); UK mortgage approvals (February) and net lending to individuals ((...)