Markit said the surveys pointed to first quarter GDP growth of 0.3 percent, the same as at the tail-end of 2014

Price cutting and a weaker currency helped euro zone business activity accelerate in February, according to surveys published just before the European(...)

Out Wednesday: Abercrombie & Fitch results
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TODAY Results: FBD; Sotheby’s; Thorntons. Indicators: Euro zone CPI (Feb) and unemployment rate (Jan); US ISM manufacturing PMI (Feb), ISM prices paid(...)

 Aer Lingus: results out tomorrow.  Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
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TODAY Meetings: Global Law Summit (London, to Wed). Indicators: US existing home sales (Jan); UK CBI distributive trades survey (Jan); German IFO (Fe(...)

An employee packages vinyl albums as another pushes a dolly holding a pallet full of completed and packaged records, ready for shipment, at the Optimal record plant   in Roebel, Germany. Photoraph: Adam Berry/Getty Images)

The euro zone private sector has expanded at the fastest pace in seven months this month led by rising new orders, surveys showed on Friday, but firms(...)

 Coca Cola: results out Wednesday.  Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
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TODAY US President’s Day Indicators: UK Rightmove House Price Index (February); Japanese industrial production (December). TOMORROW Results: Dragon Oi(...)

The new business subindex was 62.8, its lowest level since August

Ireland’s services sector expanded at close to its fastest pace in eight years in January, a survey showed on Wednesday, although the rapid growth in (...)

Twitter: results out on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters/Kacper Pempel
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TODAY Results: Exxon Mobil. Indicators: Euro zone Markit manufacturing PMI (Jan); Irish PMI manufacturing (Jan); US ISM manufacturing PMI (Jan) and pe(...)

Microsoft: results today. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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TODAY Results: Crane; Microsoft; Sanmina. Meetings: Hostelworld conference (Convention Centre Dublin). Indicators: Euro zone retail sales (D(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi and Vice President Vitor Constancio (left) leave after addressing an ECB news conference in Frankfurt. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Businesses across Asia and Europe have slashed prices at the start of the year to drum up trade, surveys showed on Friday, a day after the European Ce(...)

The Ebay offices in Dundalk. Photograph: Alan Betson
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TODAY Results: Thorntons. Meetings: 2015 World Future Energy Summit (to Thurs, Abu Dhabi, UAE). Indicators: Euro zone current account (Nov); UK Rightm(...)