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Manufacturing production rose for the first time in six months during July. Although the rate of expansion was only mild it was nonetheless the sharpest since the end of 2018.
In 2019, Praktiker Hungary experienced a jump in sales of 18 per cent compared with the previous year.
The Spanish home improvement chain Bricor is gradually disappearing from view.
The IHS Markit Eurozone Construction Total Activity Index rose sharply from 39.5 in May to 48.3 in June, indicating the weakest decline in construction activity across the eurozone since February amid a relaxation of measures designed to control the coronavirus…
The French home improvement chain Bricorama is closing 13 stores because no franchisees could be found for them.
The German Hornbach group has started financial year 2020/21 with a significant increase in sales and profit. In its quarterly report, the company once again confirmed the figures already reported on 10 June.
Volume 19 No. 1 (2020) of the Quarterly Report on the Euro Area examines growth-friendly revenue-neutral tax shift, public debt sustainability, the sovereign-bank nexus, and the institutional determinants of the natural rate of unemployment.
An 24 June, the Commission proposed an EU budget of €166.7 billion for 2021, to be complemented by €211 billion in grants and approximately €133 billion in loans under the “Next Generation EU” programme.
The British DIY retail group Kingfisher wants to increasingly test new store concepts in future.
World trade fell sharply in the first half of the year, as the COVID-19 pandemic upended the global economy.