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 ((...)

Employees work at the third factory of Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile company, after its inauguration ceremony, in Wuhan. Photograph: Reuters

Activity in China’s factory sector dipped to a 11-month low in March as new orders shrank, a private survey showed, signalling persistent weakness in (...)

A BlackBerry  Classic smartphone: company results are out on Friday.    Photograph: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg
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TODAY Indicators: Euro zone consumer confidence (Mar); US Markit services PMI (Mar) and Existing Home Sales Change (Feb). TOMORROW Results: Datalex; W(...)

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TODAY Results: Aryzta. Indicators: US industrial production (Feb), capacity utilisation (Feb) and net long-term TIC flows (Jan); UK consumer price ind(...)

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(...)