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In January 2020 compared with December 2019, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 3.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 3.9% in the EU27.
On account of the coronavirus situation, Kingfisher has put back the publication of its sales figures scheduled for yesterday, 24 March 2020, by two weeks; this was in response to a request by the Financial Conduct Authority addressed to the…
The eurozone economy suffered an unprecedented collapse in business activity in March as the coronavirus outbreak intensified, according to provisional PMI® survey data.
In this feature by Fastener + Fixing Magazine, global fastener business leaders present their perspective on the global fastener industry.
The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.4% in January 2020, up from 1.3% in December. A year earlier, the rate was 1.4%.
In order to foster an active dialogue between multiple stakeholders and set out policy options to tackle the challenges posed by Artificial Intelligence, the European Commission has just released a White Paper entitled “On Artificial Intelligence -A European approach to…
The Swiss DIY store chain Coop Bau + Hobby made sales of CHF 630 mio (EUR 592 mio) in 2019; which is practically the previous year’s level, or rather an increase of CHF 1 mio (EUR 0.94 mio) or 0.2…
Obi, market leader in Germany and number three in the European DIY trade, increased its sales by around EUR 500 mio to an overall EUR 8.2 bn last year.
Exports to the European Union from developing countries using special tariff preferences under the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) reached a new high of €69 billion in 2018.
The eurozone economy grew at its fastest rate in six months during February, according to flash Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) data.