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Aug 01, 2014

SMALL CAP MOVERS: AIM slips 2 per cent with online retailers ASOS and Boohoo taking the brunt of the hit

Macroeconomics and geo-politics remain the overriding threat to investor sentiment amid the natural summer ebb of trading volumes...

Aug 13, 2014

U.S. retail sales flat in July

U.S. retail sales were essentially flat in July, providing evidence that consumers have yet to shed their doubts about the economy despite recent job gains. The U.S. Commerce Department said Wednesday that seasonally adjusted retail sales were unchan... #Commerce Department #Ian Shepherdson

Aug 01, 2014

Argentina is not solely to blame for its latest debt default

The country's debt trauma shows that the global system for sovereign-debt workouts remains badly in need of repair Argentina's latest default poses unsettling questions for policymakers. True, the country's periodic debt crises are often the result o... #Commerce Department #Ian Shepherdson

Aug 08, 2014

Global And China Cosmetic Industry 2013 Market Analysis, Overview, Research and Development | Global Markets Research

the report firstly introduced Cosmetic basic information included Cosmetic definition classification application industry chain structure industry overview; international market analysis, China domestic market analysis, Macroeconomic environment and ... #Commerce Department #Ian Shepherdson

Aug 14, 2014

Eurozone growth halts as German economy shrinks 0.2pc

GROWTH in the eurozone stuttered to a halt in the three months to June as Germany's economy contracted and France stagnated. It comes just days after it was announced Italy, the eurozone's third largest economy, slipped back into recession in the sec... #European Union #Europe #London #European Commission #European Central Bank #Mario Draghi #Bundesbank

Aug 05, 2014

Yordan Hristoskov, Caretaker Deputy PM for Social Policy

Yordan Hristoskov has been appointed caretaker Deputy Prime Minister in charge of social policy and caretaker Minister of Labor and Social Policy. Professor Yordan Hristoskov is part of the Macroeconomics department of the Institute of Economics at t... #United Nations #World Bank #European Commission #OECD #Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Aug 12, 2014

Is environmental deregulation in Peru's best interest?

A Peruvian law curbing environmental safeguards to increase investments sparks conservation-development debates. "Do not despair," Peru's main pro-business newspaper anxiously editorialised four days after the government passed a new law relaxing env... #China #Peru #Lima, Peru

Aug 18, 2014

Bulgaria Mulls Minimum Wage Increase in 2015

Bulgaria's Ministry of Labor and Social Policy will propose an increase in the minimum wage in 2015, according to caretaker Minister Yordan Hristoskov . In an interview for Trud daily, Hristoskov said he backed the automatic mechanism for the calcula... #China #Peru #Lima, Peru

Aug 14, 2014

Retailers see sales stay flat for July

WASHINGTON -- Retail sales were little changed in July, the worst performance in six months, as automobile demand slowed and tepid wage growth restrained U.S. consumers despite recent job gains. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that seasonally ... #Commerce Department #Ian Shepherdson

Aug 11, 2014

Chicago Fed National Activity Index

Chicago Fed National Activity Index The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) is a monthly index designed to better gauge overall economic activity and inflationary pressure. The CFNAI is released at 8:30 a.m. E.T. normally toward the end of ea... #Commerce Department #Ian Shepherdson