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International Hardware Show Cologne 2020 – Corona Virus

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Digitization: Würth mobile smart order solution

Würth is a global leader in fastening and assembly materials offering more than 125,000 products – from screws, screw accessories and tools, to chemical products.

DIY: Hornbach increases international sales by almost ten per cent

The Hornbach DIY stores outside of Germany grew in the first nine months of financial year 2019/2020 (ending 29 February 2020) significantly more strongly than on their home market.

November 2019: Annual inflation up to 1.0% in the euro area

The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.0% in November 2019, up from 0.7% in October.

Bringing Intellectual Property into market

This bulletin by the European IPR Helpdesk takes a closer look at the dissemination and exploitation of research results with a particular focus on “Go-to-Market” strategies.

DIY: First Screwfix store in Ireland

Screwfix now has a first location in Ireland.

DIY: Hornbach significantly raises its earnings forecast

The earnings position of Hornbach Baumarkt AG showed a significant improvement in the third quarter of 2019/20 (1 September to 30 November 2019) compared to the previous year, reports the company.

Commission announces European Green Deal

The new Commission has put forward its proposal for a European Green Deal – one of the most eagerly anticipated points of President von der Leyen’s political agenda.

Eurozone malaise extends in December, ending worst quarter since 2013

The Eurozone economy closes out 2019 mired in its worst spell since 2013, with businesses struggling against the headwinds of near-stagnant demand and gloomy prospects for the year ahead.

Marginal fall in eurozone productivity during November 2019

The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) data for November showed a mild acceleration in the rate of contraction in eurozone productivity, following a slowdown in October.

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